Take the Mic Episode #4 - Guest JM Sorrell, Noho Pride spokesperson and justice of the peace, shares what it's like to do your speaking at the most important day in a couple's life.
JM Sorrell wears a lot of activist and advocate hats. The self-described "non-conforming lesbian feminist" is the spokesperson for Noho Pride, teaches at the Truth School for Social Justice Leadership on the importance of allies to social justice work and she conducts cultural competence workshops for those serving LGBT older adults.
But what we talk about on Take the Mic is her work as a Justice of the Peace who has served over 760 couples of all kinds since 2004. As a JP, or "wedding officiant," she is required to do high visibility and high stakes public speaking at the most important events in people's lives. She'll tell us about the historic day she decided to get in the wedding business, why it's an extension of her social justice work and how it's helped her grow as a speaker. Learn more about JM here: www.jmthejp.com