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Introducing Our Talkback Hosts

By August 4, 2017 No Comments

The Sex Myth is a show that’s all about sparking conversation. Which is why we’re hosting an audience Q&A following the performance each night, featuring some of our favorite movers and shakers in the fields of gender and sexuality. Our talkback guests will talk with The Sex Myth team about their work and how it intersects with the play, followed by an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and questions with our cast and crew.

Find out more about our talkback guests below, and head to HERE to pick up tickets for the performance featuring the person you most want to hear from!

Wednesday, August 16 – Rachel Hills

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Rachel is the Executive Director of Break The Sex Myth and the author of the The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality, which unpacks the invisible norms and unspoken assumptions that shape the way we think about sex. An outspoken feminist and international journalist, Rachel’s work has been published in more than thirty of the world’s leading political and lifestyle publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Elle, TIME, NYMag.com, the New Republic, the New Inquiry, Daily Beast, Buzzfeed, Vogue, and many others. As a speaker, she has engaged audiences in the United States, Canada, the UK, and Australia in lectures, workshops, two TEDx talks.

 

Thursday, August 17 – Jennifer Pozner

Journalist Jennifer L. Pozner is a media critic, author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, and founding director of Women In Media & News. Her next book will focus on media complicity in Donald Trump’s rise to power — and how journalism can resist authoritarianism. Bring her to your school, non-profit, or business for a media literacy talk or workshop, or ask her your media-related questions on Twitter.

 

Friday, August 18 – Emma Sulkowicz

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Emma Sulkowicz (b. 1992) is an American artist of Japanese-Chinese-Jewish descent who lives and makes art in her hometown, New York City. She earned a BFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2015 and studied studio art in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. She is perhaps best known for her senior thesis at Columbia University — “Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)” — an endurance performance artwork in which she carried a dorm mattress everywhere on Columbia’s campus for as long as she attended the same school as her attacker. Her awards include the National Organization for Women’s Woman of Courage Award (2016) and Susan B. Anthony Award (2014), the United States Student Association’s National Student Movement Builder of the Year Award (2015), and the Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. Magazine’s Ms. Wonder Award (2015).

 

Saturday, August 19 – Zahira Kelly

Zahira Kelly is a writer, artist, award-winning sociocultural critic, and speaker. She writes an advice column at TheNewInquiry.com and is creator and author of Bad-Dominicana, an AfroLatina feminist blog and twitter with a large, constantly growing following comprised of everyone from editors of major publications and scholars to teenage girls. She has been featured in a number of publications such as The New York Times, Latina, Complex, Vibe, Cosmopolitan, Time, BBC, and many more for her sociocultural analysis. In her writing, dynamic use of social media, and at speaking events, she employ Indigenous style storytelling, no holds barred analysis of abuse culture, colonialism, social power dynamics and critique of media and pop culture. She aims to pick apart white supremacist capitalist hetero-patriarchy from an anticolonial AfroLatina perspective.

Sunday, August 20 – Bryony Cole

Bryony is the creator of Future of Sex, a podcast and event series exploring the evolving worlds of sex and tech. She regularly speaks at tech conferences as well as academic institutions about how technology is impacting our sexuality and has become a leading voice in the modern sex-positive feminist movement. Recent engagements include Tech Open Air, Parsons School of Design and Pen World Voices Festival. She will be co-leading the Sex Summit at Techfestival in Copenhagen this Fall. Future of Sex podcast has been dubbed “the podcast helping women to build the future of sextech.”

 

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