Speaking

If anyone had ever told Mr. Player, my high school speech communications teacher, that I would one day become an international public speaker, I think he would have probably laughed in your face…and I know that I would have! I’m an extreme introvert aside from being a person with a disability in social communication. But life is funny like that sometimes…and here I am. I present regularly at a wide range of places on a wide range of topics in various forms: keynote addresses, speeches, panels, individual or group workshops, webinars, podcasts, video conferencing, trainings, etc.  

Some of the main topics that I present on are autism, disability, HIV, community engagement, intersectionality, adoption, neurodiversity, education, race, gender, research and treatment advocacy, parenting, intimate partner violence, mental health, trauma, multiculturalism, attachment, advocacy, and leadership, but I am open to other topics. If I don’t feel that I am well-suited for what you are requesting, I will be candid about that – and will most likely recommend another colleague that might be a better choice. (If you’re interested in booking me, please fill out the contact form!)

 

Below is a listing of several of my upcoming and past speaking engagements. 

Speaking Engagements and/or Appearances

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Jan-Feb: Positive Exposure/ReelAbilities Disability Photographic Exhibition, Houston, TX

March: HPTN 065 Community Advisory Group Meeting, Washington, DC

April: National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day Event: #SaveRyanWhitePartD: No HIV+ Women & Children Left Behind Flash Blog Virtual Protest

June: ACTG Meeting Presenter, Washington, DC

July: Project LEAP Community Involvement in HIV Clinical Trials Presenter, Houston, TX

October: US Conference on AIDS Presenter, San Diego, CA

October: End Violence Against Cis and Trans Women Living HIV Video, PWN USA

October: Anal Cancer HSIL Outcomes Research Meeting (Community Representative Attendee), Crystal City, VA

December: Advocacy 101 Presentation, Living Without Limits Living Large, Houston, TX