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Jodie Patterson

Activist & Author, The Bold World
Jodie Patterson is a social activist, entrepreneur, and writer. A sought-after public speaker on subjects including identity, gender, beauty, and entrepreneurship, she sits on the board of the Human Rights Campaign and was appointed by the United Nations as a Champion of Change. Perhaps most impressively, she is a former circus acrobat who performed in the Big Apple Circus. Her activist work has been lauded by Hillary Clinton, the Advocate, Family Circle, Essence, Cosmopolitan, and Yahoo, among others. She is the author of A Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation.