NEVER BLEND IN: VOICES OF OUR LGBTQ+ ROLE MODELS
Stories of Resilience and Empowerment
David Equality Hull-Watters
Inclusion and Wellbeing Consultant, David E. Hull-Watters has spent the past decade interviewing numerous LGBTQ+ role models from education, entertainment, law enforcement, medical and emergency services, politics, religion and sports for his book, NEVER BLEND IN.
In this relaxed, accessible, interactive presentation, he shares selected extracts, including original and insightful interviews with Alan Cumming OBE, Stephen Fry, Anthony Rapp, Heather Matarazzo, Daniel Newman, Adele Anderson, John Amaechi, Clare Summerskill; key equality advocates, educators, and influencers of policy Sue Sanders, Phyllis Akua Opoku-Gyimah (UK Black Pride), Jason Jones, Maurice Tomlinson, Rabbi Denise Eger, Lt. Dan Choi, veteran human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell; filmmakers Parvez Sharma and Mobeen Azhar; transgender trailblazers David E. Weekley, Michael Eric Brown, Caroline Paige, and Jamison Green, amongst many others.
The over-arching theme of this presentation is the importance of overcoming limiting labels and the benefits of seeing positive role models who can inspire us to fulfil our potential, making the session accessible to all.
David interweaves these interview extracts with an exploration of how life need not be a self-fulfilling prophecy, that our “truth” is shaped through our relationships, our environment, and our experiences, and of how we can change our perceptions, heighten our self-esteem, and move toward personal and professional goals with clear vision and purpose.
More information about David E. Hull-Watters:
NEVER BLEND IN: www.inclusionconsultant.co.uk/neverblendin
Inclusion and Wellbeing Consultant: www.inclusionconsultant.co.uk/about-us
Give ‘em Hope Campaign Founder and Coordinator: www.inclusionconsultant.co.uk/the-give-em-hope-campaign
Equal Love UK Campaign: www.equallove.co.uk
February 19 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
3.50 – 6.50