Sex Work to Cornrows: It's Not Unprofessional

Mar 11, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Recording: Sex Work to Cornrows: It's Not Unprofessional, Mar 11, 2023

On July 7, 2022 Arielle Egozi posted “sex work” as a work experience on her LinkedIn. It went viral on the platform and across world news, sparking global debate about what is considered “professional” for a professional platform.

On the heels of the Great Resignation, this session will explore and unpack what “professionalism” really means, why code-switching and assimilation is bad for mental health and for business, and how creating work environments that are inclusive and celebratory of all identities is not only the future, but is the right now.

From neurodivergence to the politics of hair and code-switching body language, this conversation will be real, unapologetic, and demand a new perspective from its audience (but, like, in a fun way).

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Arielle Egozi

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