A cool thing you shouldn’t miss: Mia McKenzie lecture and Q&A

The sheer diversity of the student organizations behind this event should indicate how cool it's going to be.

On Wednesday, November 20th, Mia McKenzie—the creator of the popular blog Black Girl Dangerous—will give a lecture and Q&A session from 7–9 p.m. in Metcalf Friedman Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:40 and seating will be first come, first serve.

The blog describes itself as “a multi-faceted forum for expression…seeking to amplify the voice, experiences and expression of queer and trans* people of color in as many ways as possible.” It covers several topics and teaches important lessons. Want to learn how to be a good ally to LGBTQ? Confused about the controversy surrounding Miley Cyrus’s performance at the VMAs? Read Black Girl Dangerous.

The posts on the site are always of good quality, but whenever McKenzie posts it is something special. She is a powerhouse of a voice. For those of you who haven’t already read her work, imagine the perfect blend of in-your-face attitude and sharp intellect; to get a taste of this, check out her most recent post on Lily Allen’s new music video. McKenzie’s writing is both perceptive and approachable, so you’re guaranteed an objectively enjoyable read, as well as a lesson or two. 

Along with being the Founding Editor/Editor in Chief at BGD, McKenzie is also a very successful author. Her 2013 Lambda Literary Award-winning novel The Summer We Got Free has been described as “a brilliant tapestry filled with exuberance and anxiety.”  Yeah, that’s right—when was the last time your novel was described as a brilliant tapestry?

Come bow down check out McKenzie’s awesomeness on Wednesday. Get there early, because the hall should be packed, and this is something you definitely do not want to miss. We all could learn something from Mia McKenzie. Check out the event here.

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