“Interview with Dr. Joel A. Davis Brown”

This installment of the authoer showcase we speak with Dr. Joel A. Davis Brown, author of the new book, The Souls of Queer Folk: How Understanding LGBTQ+ Cultural Vales Can Transform Your Leadership Practice

Q: What made you decide to make activism as a focal point for your career?

A: I don’t know if I ever consciously decided that I wanted to be an activist. As a Black Queer man coming into consciousness, I just became aware of my own need (and that of others like me) to survive in a hostile world. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized that what me and others were… doing was called activism. In that sense, I didn’t choose to be an activist. Activism chose me.

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