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Speaker Profile - Joy Michael Ellison


Region: Illinois
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Joy Michael Ellison is the author of Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution! They are a writer, a teacher and scholar, and a grassroots, community activist. They are also a loud-mouth, a poet, and a ukulele-playing rock star. Currently, they are earning their PhD in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University, where they study transgender history in the Midwest. Their column Rainbow Rant appears biweekly in Columbus Alive and you can find their creative writing in the Baltimore Review, Story Club Magazine, Lunch Ticket, and many other places.

Watch the book trailer for Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution!

Presentation Description:
I am available for read-alouds, question and answer sessions, and presentations on Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson and LGBTQIA history. As a teacher and historian, I am able to adapt my presentation for any age level and time frame.