SECOND TUESDAY PRESENTS GEORGE JOHNSON'S IN CONVERSATION WITH TWIGGY "PUCCI" GARÇON ON "ALL BOYS AREN'T BLUE: A MEMOIR-MANIFESTO"
Join us for the premiere of George Johnson’s new memoir-manifesto! In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George Matthew Johnson explores his childhood and adolescence growing up as a gay Black man. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys.
Both a primer for teens eager to be allies as well as a reassuring testimony for young queer men of color, “All Boys Aren’t Blue” covers topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, structural marginalization, consent and Black joy. Johnson’s emotionally frank style of writing will appeal directly to young adults.
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ABOUT GEORGE JOHNSON
George M. Johnson is a writer and activist based in New York. He has written on race, gender, sex and culture for Essence, The Advocate, BuzzFeed News, Teen Vogue and more than 40 other national publications. He is a columnist for AFROPUNK, and has appeared on BuzzFeed’s AM2DM as well as MSNBC. “All Boys Aren’t Blue” is his debut book.
As an activist, advocate, and healer, Twiggy has collaborated with artists, filmmakers, academics and policymakers to increase visibility of both creative and sociopolitical agendas. With over 13 years of experience in the public health sector, she has extensive knowledge of the needs of the LGBTQ youth population and how to foster relationships with organizations that offer effective quality services.In their current role as Senior Program Director at True Colors United, Twiggy leads their Youth Action and Technical Assistance programs, aimed at not only elevating the voices of young people with lived experience of homelessness but also creating a space for them to be centered in making decisions and solutions around the issue.In addition to her activism and advocacy work, Twiggy has worked as a runway trainer and performance artist. They serve as a consultant and choreographer on Ryan Murphy’s 7-time Emmy nominated hit FX series, POSE and sit on the Board of Directors for Doc Society.She’s worked as creative director, event producer, and culture curator for multiple brands and entities and brands. Twiggy’s continued mission is to elevate the authentic representation of LGBTQ+ communities, specifically the House|Ballroom Community, worldwide.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
$10 suggested donation