If you’re looking for a speaker who will deliver a carefully crafted “ease you into it”, sugar coated talk, then you’re in the wrong place.
If you want a speaker who will be blunt, emotive, and unapologetically authentic, then read on!
Ready to book me now? Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.
What you get
An autistic, adhd, trans nonbinary, agender, neuroqueer, disabled human who has no filter.
I’m not someone who is going to “hold your hand” or “spoon-feed” you. I’m “in your face”, passionate, sweary, and honest.
My talks are primarily story led & interactive. I don’t have a standard “101” or “introduction to…” template talk on the subjects I speak on. I want to get straight into specifics that are relevant for you, so I encourage questions and situation examples to be shared!
Promoting Understanding and Removing Barriers
I want to start opening up the doors to the below the surface, nuanced, and in depth conversations that marginalised people have with each other about the barriers we face, and what you can do to help remove them.
I like dispelling myths, answering the questions you’re scared to ask, and giving real, tangible ideas of ways to improve your organisation, and make life better for the people around you who experience discrimination simply because of who they are.
I draw from my own experiences as an agender, nonbinary, neuroqueer trans, autistic, ADHD, disabled person, as well as conversations with friends & writings by other people about their experiences.
Impactful Engagement and Perspective Shifts
I’m quirky, I go on tangents, I create metaphors and offer thought exercises based on what someone has said.
I get excited when I see a conversation opening up about something that someone has just started to understand.
I’m loud, move my hands and arms a lot, and am not afraid to speak my mind.
At the same time, I never force anyone to do something they don’t want to do, I go out of my way to make my talks as accessible as I can, and I’m a strong advocate for the fact that although I can give you recommendations for best practices based on my own experiences and lots of research, I can only ever speak with 100% certainty for myself.
Warning! It is very possible that the way you see the world may shift after a talk with me. This will be uncomfortable for you. If you want to make an actual change for marginalised people, that discomfort is necessary.
What I talk about
- Trans & nonbinary issues
- Neurodivergent accessibility
- Being disabled in an ableist world
- The intersections of being trans nonbinary, neurodivergent & physically disabled
Industries I have personal knowledge of
- Education (private and public)
- Performing Arts
- Youth Groups
- Web design
- Event organising
- Being self employed
- Running a small business
Other industries I have worked with on DE&I
- Membership organisations
Feedback from talks
“This has been the most open and honest talk I’ve ever been to.”
“Really gave me a lot to think about.”
“Helped me to see more of the nuances of the issues.”
“Gave me a powerful insight into how many things I’m not even aware of in my day to day life because I don’t need to be.”
Prices and How to Book Me
My standard price is £200 for a 1 hour talk including Q&A, however I offer a sliding scale for a range of different reasons, so if your budget is lower, please do still get in touch.
I currently only provide virtual talks, and am happy to use a range of platforms.
Email me on email@example.com to discuss your requirements.