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Dear Me: An Advice Columnist's Advice for Navigating Culture, Class, and Sexuality

Thu, February 15, 2024
Dinner Program
John Paul Brammer

John Paul Brammer, author of the popular advice column and memoir ¡Hola Papi!, will talk about the road from rural Oklahoma to celebrated gay New York writer, and how the stories we tell shape our identities in a confusing, chaotic world. 

John Paul “JP” Brammer is an author and illustrator whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, Food & Wine, Catapult, Business Insider, and more. He has been chosen as an OUT 100 honoree and recognized by TIME Magazine for running the popular advice column “¡Hola Papi!”, which first started on Substack with thousands of dedicated subscribers and is now syndicated on The Cut.

Brammer’s first book, also titled ¡Hola Papi!, is a hilarious, heartwarming memoir-in-essays chronicling his journey growing up as a queer, mixed-race kid in America’s heartland to becoming the “Chicano Carrie Bradshaw” of his generation. ¡Hola Papi! is for anyone—gay, straight, and everything in between—who has ever taken stock of their unique place in the world, as Brammer offers considered advice and intelligent discourse. Brammer also works with Netflix on The Most, a small team that creates content, consults on projects, and builds community based on the company’s LGBTQ material.

Mr. Brammer will deliver the 2023-24 Gould Center for Humanistic Studies' Ricardo J. Quinones Lecture.

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