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Jade T Perry received both her M. Ed in Higher Education / College Student Affairs and her B.A. in Integrative Arts (with concentrations in Communication Arts & Sciences, English, & Theater) from The Pennsylvania State University.
Speaker & Workshop Summary
Jade T. Perry also regularly provides workshops, advocacy, and training around topics such as diversity & culture / cultural competence, career processes, creative writing, race & gender, spirituality & faith, style, and higher education. Please note that I am happy to talk about you / your organization’s vision for a workshop or keynote. You can book me here!
Student Affairs / Higher Education Summary
Jade T. Perry works full time within higher education on retention, persistence, and success initiatives for students of color, first generation college students, and students who have exhibited financial need. Prior to this, she worked in career services, orientation advising, Title IX sexual misconduct board hearings, and more.
Nonprofit Work: The Mystic Soul Project
Jade T. Perry is a co-founder of the faith & spirituality based nonprofit organization called The Mystic Soul Project along with Executive Director Teresa Pasquale Mateus & co-founder Ra Mendoza. This organization seeks “to create spaces that center the voices, teaching, practices, and wisdom of People of Color at the intersections of mysticism and activism. Our mission is to foster engagement in a People of Color – Centered approach to action & contemplation, grounded in healing”. In January 2018, we will be hosting our first conference! Click here to hear more about the conference & to apply to join us!
Jade T. Perry has served as an Arts, Culture, & Spirituality Contributor for Heed Magazine, and continues to contribute written work for various platforms. You can find samples of published works below!
Jade Perry has been featured in October 2016’s Blackademic of the Month (Blackademia), CurlyNikki.com, Sick Woman Theory’s bibliography list, Dope Black Girl Spotlight, The Come Up, youngblackfeminist.com, Ramp Your Voice’s Black Disabled Woman Syllabus.
Photo Credits: Ally Almore, Regina Langley, Teresa Pasquale Mateus, Lemonade Syllabus curated by Candice Benbow
Writing Samples of Published Works (varying in topic):
#BlackSkinWhiteSin: Sexual Autonomy Ain’t Schizophrenia: Deconstructing Bynum’s Ableist Rhetoric in “No More Sheets Pt. 2”, The Feminist Wire
Heed Exclusive: Malik Yoba Talks “Empire”, Mali Music, & More!, Heed Magazine
On “Racial Reconciliation” and “Getting Your Cousins”, The Mudroom
How Shall I Wear My Hair? – Students Navigating Professional Identity Politics, National Association of Colleges & Employers
Why I Liberated Myself from Respectable, Traditional Relationships, ForHarriet.com