I’m a mother of five and an active LGBTQI advocate who’s been recognized by Hillary Clinton, GLAAD, Family Circle magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, Yahoo, Refinery29, and numerous other outlets. I’m a guest speaker at both national and international conferences. In 2017 I gave a TEDx Talk in Germany entitled, Gender is Obsolete. I hold the position of Board Director with the Human Rights Campaign – our largest LGBTQAI organization and work closely with both elected officials and families alike to eliminate LGBTQAI phobia.
Professionally, I’m a recognized entrepreneur and distinctive voice within the beauty industry, having co-founded two companies, Doobop—an online beauty marketplace catered to women of color—and Georgia by Jodie Patterson—an all- natural line of skin care. In 2017, I was appointed by the United Nations as a Champion of Change for my advocacy.