Events

Wendy is wearing a floral dress and sitting on a stage next to two other panelists on either side. They're speaking at an event called AmpLit Fest. A sign hangs above their heads with the words: "Summer on the Hudson / Riverside Park."
Wendy Lu speaks into a microphone at an outdoor panel on literary citizenship at AmpLit Fest 2017. She’s wearing a floral dress and sitting between two other panelists, Jayson P. Smith (wearing a black shirt) and Joanna Valente (wearing a scarlet dress and a flower in her hair).

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, 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

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.

2020:

  • Guest Speaker on Union Bargaining for “Issues in Organizing” class, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies — June 2020
  • Olmstead Anniversary Inclusion Hour: “Our Stories for Freedom & Inclusive Community,” The Kelsey — June 2020
  • “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” Panel Moderator, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Netflix — July 2020
  • “Covering the Disability Community” Panel, Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Festival — August 2020
  • “It’s Personal: Covering Social Justice” Panel, HuffPost for Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Festival — August 2020
  • “Power of Journalism in Disability Justice Work,” Color of DIS — August 2020
  • COMING UP: “Pitch Perfect: Everything to Know About Pitching Stories,” Freelancing with Tim — September 2020
  • COMING UP: Disability Reporting Best Practices, CNBC — September 2020
  • COMING UP: Covering Social Issues Lecture for Opinion & Media Class,
    Humber College — November 2020
  • COMING UP: Crafting Effective Opinions Lecture for Op-Ed Writing Class,
    Harvard Kennedy School — December 2020

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