I have been invited to speak about chronic illness and invisible disabilities at Google and CitiBank as part of their diversity and inclusion programming.
I often talk at schools with groups of parents and students about vulnerability in media and art as a tool for youth empowerment.
I believe that “art can comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” In sharing my art with people, I strive to create safe spaces to be brave by leading with my own vulnerability. (I have many, many thoughts about this. Read about them here).
I always ask: How are you? How are you doing? What's making you happy? And, also, what's making you sad? Let’s talk about it.
Google: “Running Breathless,” Diversity and Inclusion at Work
CitiBank: “Running Breathless,” A Conversation About Accessibility
Manhattan JCC, ReelAbilities: Panel Discussion, “Running Breathless,” Chronic Illness and Mental Health
Mounds Park Academy: Storytelling for Social Change
The Coven: Storytelling to Make Space for Chronic Illness
Barclays HQ: “Running Breathless” A Conversation About Health and Mental Health
NBC, 30 Rock: “Running Breathless,” A Conversation About Health and Mental Health