Visting OU Professor Will Perform A One-Man Show

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Olivia Bevan

Dateline
Updated Wed, Feb 13, 2013 2:39 pm
Chad Goller-Sojourner

An Ohio University visiting professor will be performing a one-man show exploring issues of race, sexual orientation and body image at Baker Theater Wednesday night.

Chad Goller-Sojourner's show is titled "Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls: Memoirs of a Bulimic Black Boy."

"Sitting in Circles is an autobiographical show about identity construction in this case what it meant to grow up in the 70s and 80s fat, black, gay and adopted by white parents," said Goller-Sojourner.

Goller-Sojourner said growing up he developed bulimia and was one of the first men to seek treatment for what was considered a rich white girl's disease.

While Goller-Sojourner's show deals with some serious issues he merges humor with it.

"I think things can be both hilarious and heart breaking at the same time," said Goller-Sojourner.

He said he thinks one of the most hilarious things is at times he wanted to be a rich white girl, but all he got was the disease often associated with that group.

Goller-Sojourner will also be presenting workshops with topics such as intersecting identities, LGBT issues and eating disorder awareness.

"Often people want to look at race or gender or sexual orientation or class and there's really a body of work that says they all intersect and they have this ongoing meaning and purpose together," said Goller-Sojourner.

Goller-Sojourner will remain as the Glidden Visiting Professor until the end of the month.

The show starts at 7 p.m.

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