Ericka Hart

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Ericka Hart
Nationality American
Pronouns she/her and they/them[1]
Gender identity nonbinary femme[2][3]
Occupation activist and sexuality educator

Ericka Hart is an activist and sexuality educator. They received a Master's Degree in Education in Sexuality from Widener University.[4]

She was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in 2014 and underwent a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction. Since then, they have gone topless during many public appearances in order to raise breast cancer awareness, especially for LGBTQ+ people and people of color.[5][6][3]

From 2017 to 2020, Hart was an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, where she taught classes on Human Sexuality and Gender. After complaining in the Spring 2020 semester to university deans about a student who was "making rape jokes in class as well as being transphobic and generally anti-black in my direction", Hart was cut from the faculty, with the official reasoning being "budget cuts".[7] The university replaced Hart with a "newly hired white cisgender professor" while still using Hart's syllabus.[8]

They are also the host of a podcast titled "Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Decolonized Podcast".[9]

Ericka lives in New York, USA with her partner Ebony.[10]

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  1. Instagram bio accessed 6 Oct 2020
  2. Finley, Taryn (February 8, 2019). "Ericka Hart Is On A Journey To Dismantle Medical Racism". HuffPost. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sonoma, Serena (October 1, 2020). "Ericka Hart's Mission: To Break Breast Cancer's Connotation With Cis Women". them. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  4. Fluker, Dominique (June 11, 2018). "How This Sex Educator And Breast Cancer-Warrior Practices Activism And Self-Care". Forbes. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  5. Valenti, Lauren (12 February 2018). "This Breast Cancer Survivor's Runway Walk Was a Fashion Week Game Changer". Vogue. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  6. Vasquez, Tina (August 18, 2020). "Four radical sex educators you should know". Daily Kos. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  7. Asare, Janice Gassam (February 25, 2021). "Academia Is Not Doing Enough To Support Black Professors: A Black Queer Non-Binary Femme's Story Of Being Pushed Out Of The Ivory Tower". Forbes. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  8. Hart, Ericka (February 17, 2021). "Columbia's School of Social Work is Racist to Black Students and Faculty (Spoiler)". Medium. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  9. "Meet The Most Badass Breast Cancer Survivor, Ericka Hart — Naked, Loud, And Totally Proud Of Her Post-Surgery Body". SurvivorNet. October 11, 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  10. Cooper, Chinasa (October 22, 2019). "Breast Cancer Survivor, Activist, & Sexuality Educator Ericka Hart's Brooklyn Home Is a Celebration of Blackness". Apartment Therapy. Retrieved October 6, 2020.