Please join MusiCares in a discussion from black LGBTQ music industry professionals in how their relationship with music helped their journey standing in their own light, being true to themselves, living in transparency, and helping others do the same.
MEET THE PANEL:
Dr. Lexx Brown-James LMFT
Dr. Bown-James practices with a systemic and emotional-focused position. As a best selling author, keynote speaker, curriculum designer and grand rounds lecturer, Dr. Borwn-James aims to deliver sex positive, comprehensive, gender expansive, adipositive, culturally diverse, queer and trans inclusive, medically accurate, shame free sex education.
Adrienne N. Williams LCSW
Adrienne aims to dismantle stigma and shame about mental health and sex in our society in her practice as a therapist, educator, social justice advocate, community activist, and social worker. Adrienne is a university lecturer at the Columbia University School of Social Work where she teaches Human Sexuality, Gender and Sexuality, and Racial Identity Development. She is also a doctoral candidate at Widener University in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies.
Dominique is Executive Director of the national agency Black and Pink, and developed the SOGIE (sex, orientation, gender, identity, and expression) implementation plan for Douglas County. Dominique made history as the first Black Trans Womanto be acknowledged as one of JCI USA's Ten Outstanding Young Americans. Dominique’s first book “An Introduction to Sexuality Education: A Handbook for Youth System Facing Professionals” will be released in October.
Arnold is a long time featured vocalist for James Taylor, Phil Collins and many other A-list musicians. Arnold toured in the musical Hair, and has had songs in feature movies including Duets, Patriot Games and The Warrior. Arnold has recorded with the quartet Revelation and as a solo artist, with albums that run the range of smooth jazz to latin-pop to blues.