Events

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AmpLit Fest 2017

I travel around the world to give university lectures, host company workshops and speak on panels about disability representation in the media. As a dynamic,
engaging and thoughtful presenter, I bring a range of unique perspectives and
experiences as a disabled journalist at various events. I’m able to speak on the
following topics:

  • modern disability language and disability pride
  • disability, sex, relationships and body image
  • the intersection between race, disability and gender
  • disability representation in the media
  • working in digital media as a disabled woman of color
  • accessibility at events, public spaces, classrooms, etc.

I’m available for virtual or in-person bookings, both solo and in groups. Find below a snapshot of my previous speaking events. Book me for your next event here.

2019:

  • Reporting on People With Disabilities Workshop, New York University in Abu Dhabi — March 2019
  • Disability Mentoring Day Panel, Verizon Media — May 2019
  • Disability Inclusion in Public Policy Panel, Digital Inclusion Conference by the NYC Mayor’s Office of People With Disabilities — May 2019
  • “Disability Reporting Best Practices” Workshop, HuffPost — July 2019
  • “When We Walk” Documentary Screening Q&A Moderator, Asian American International Film Festival — August 2019
  • “Science, Not Stigma” Workshop by the National Institute of Allergy
    and Infectious Diseases, ScienceWriters 2019 Conference in State College, PA — October 2019
  • Disability & Ableism Digital Panel, Lakeshore Foundation — October 2019

2018:

  • “Reporting on the Disability Beat,” Panel, New England Newspaper & Press
    Association Conference — February 2018
  • Digital Journalism & Disability Reporting Lectures for News Editing & Media Hub Classes, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — April 2018
  • “From Flashpoint to Fatigue: the Lifecycle of a Narrative” Panel Moderator,
    AmpLit Fest — June 2018
  • “How To Kill It As A Freelancer” Panel, Her Conference — July 2018
  • Reporting Panel, Columbia Journalism School — October 2018
  • “Shifting the Disability Narrative” Lecture, Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, IN — October 2018
  • “Disability Narrative” Lecture, WEIRDD Poetry Series — November 2018
  • “Covering Marginalized Communities” Panel for the Women Action Media! (WAM!) Conference — December 2018

2017:

  • “Dating & Sex With A Disability” Episode, “I Want It That Way” Podcast by
    Bustle — March 2017
  • “Literary Citizenship: The Writer’s Identity” Panel, AmpLit Fest — June 2017
  • Reporting Panel, Columbia Journalism School — October 2017