Pima County Public Library LGBTQ+ Services Committee invites you to our annual October Author event! This year, author Jacob Tobia will speak about gender, stereotypes, growing up not sure if you’re (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above, and how we can build a world free from gender-based trauma and bursting with trans-inclusive feminism. After their presentation, Jacob will take questions from the audience. A book sale and signing will follow.
Jacob Tobia is a writer, producer, and author of Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story. From interviewing former US Presidents to working with queer and trans youth, Jacob helps others embrace the full complexity of gender and own their truth, even when that truth is messy as hell. A member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 and the OUT 100, Jacob made their debut on the national stage when they were interviewed by Laverne Cox as part of MTV’s The T Word. In 2015, Jacob was profiled by MTV in the one hour, GLAAD Award-nominated episode of True Life: I’m Genderqueer, and in 2016, Jacob created, coproduced, and hosted Queer 2.0, a first-of-its-kind LGBTQ series for NBC News. In 2017, they served as the Social Media Producer on Season 4 of Amazon’s Emmy Award-winning series, Transparent and collaborated with Instagram and GLAAD to produce #KindComments, a custom campaign for Trans Day of Visibility that was viewed over 14 million times. Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Jacob currently lives in Los Angeles.