Public Speaking

I’m so grateful to have been invited to speak at a variety of brilliant institutions on important issues, ranging from gender identity to healthcare needs. Feel free to hire me!

  • Amnesty International LGBT History Month panel 2018, London
  • Time’s Up Rally 2018, London
  • Amnesty International Staff and Volunteers Conference 2018, London
  • Liberal Democrats ‘Young People’s Manifesto Launch’ 2017, Southwark, London
    • Invited to be a speaker on mental health issues, and felt honoured to speak alongside greats such as Baroness Lynne Featherstone, Alex Proud, and numerous young parliamentary candidates.
  • Stonewall Workplace Conference 2017, QEII London
    • Spoke on the panel as part of the ‘First Steps to Trans Inclusion’ breakout session. Had the chance to discuss workplace challenges and how to overcome them. Many different employers thanked me for providing practical examples of non-binary inclusion.
  • WE Day 2017, Wembley SSE Arena
    • An audience of over 12,000 inspiring young people cheered as I gave them a motivational talk about how they’re never too young to change the world. Other speakers included Kate Winslet, Muzoon Al-Mellehan, and Jessie J.
  • Women of the World Festival 2017, Southbank Centre
    • Spoke as part of WOW Bites about the challenges faced by non-binary people, coming at it from an intersectional viewpoint.
  • Mind (the mental health charity)
    • This wonderful charity invited me to speak at their LGBTQ Manifesto launch. Sadly, Storm Doris got in the way, but I sent a video which was well-received.
  • LGBT Leaders 2016, Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf
    • Part of a panel of expert leaders in trans and non-binary inclusion, spoke to young LGBT leaders from different industries on workplace inclusion.
  • Stonewall ‘Education for All’ Conference 2016, QEII London
    • Part of panel for young campaigners and teachers to understand the realities and opportunities for campaigners, plus information about trans and non-binary access to justice.
  • University College Union LGBT Members 2016, University of Manchester
    • Gave training to UCU members on trans and non-binary inclusion, including how to respect pronouns, consider dress codes, and handle welfare.
  • Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association North-East 2016, Trinity Chambers, Newcastle
    • Gave a talk to LAGLA’s lawyers from high-flying firms on the future of trans equality law, and how we could achieve progress. Many thanks to Cris McCurley and Ben Hoare Bell for inviting me.
  • School of Doodle ‘Be Loud’ Workshop 2016, London
    • I couldn’t be there in person, so through Skype, I gave a workshop to empower young women and non-binary people with a Q&A session, informing them of legal changes and access to justice for trans and non-binary people.
  • Elevation Networks ‘Big Debate’ 2015, University of York
    • As a Student Leadership Development Programme participant, I took pride in speaking on a panel about the issues surrounding diversity and representation in different job sectors.
  • Royal Society of Medicine 2015, London
    • As part of the paediatrics and children section, I spoke at a conference around patients and families as the new educators, bringing my expertise as someone with congenital facial paralysis and as an ITV Fixers Campaigner.

Beyond this, I’ve had numerous experiences speaking on stages of all sizes. Whether that’s at the Eid Festival in Watford (2016), as part of school competitions (reaching county finals with Rotary Club Youth Speaks; debating in the Houses of Parliament), or as a political activist, I’ve enjoyed every minute. I love listening as well, though!