004: Learn how to leverage your LGBTQ identity with Em North from Em16Tattoos

Em North is the founder and owner of Em16 tattoos, a licensed, private tattoo studio based in Brooklyn, NY. Em’s practice specializes in original black ink tattoos, and serves the LGBTQ community. The shop is committed to maintaining a body positive and safe space, and prohibits sexism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and classism. Em uses vegan tattoo procedures, and encourages those interested in getting a tattoo consultation to book with her here: http://www.em16.com/tattoos/.  

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Em North?

·      What does her business do?

·      Why is maintaining a safe space within her profession critical?

·      How does she leverage her LGBTQ identity to grow her business?

·      What does it mean to “fake it until you make it”?

·      How can you get in touch with Em?

Resources Shared in this Episode

·      Em North’s Contact: 16em16@gmail.com

·      Em North’s Instagram: http://instagram.com/em16

·       Em16tattoo: http://www.em16.com/tattoos/

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.