022: Step Away from the Pack and Create a Purpose Driven Business with Dr. Jon Higgins, QPOC Media Curator

Dr. Jonathan Higgins is a speaker, educator, and social media influencer proudly hailing from Southern California. He serves as a LGBTQ media curator focusing on the needs of queer people of color (QPOC), and his work has been featured in Mused Magazine, Contrast Magazine, and on sites like Blavity, TheRoot, and Attn. Dr. Jon just recently completed a TEDx talk on the process of unlearning fear and embracing person power, and is a faculty member of this year’s Campus Pride Summer Campus.

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Dr. Jonathan Higgins?

·      What does his business do?

·      What does the quote, “my existence is resistance,” mean to Dr. Jon?

·      How can you get in touch with Dr. Jon to learn more?

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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.