A few weeks ago I was contacted to do a talk at a university in my hometown of Vancouver about LGBTQI rights (&oppression) in minority communities. Other universities and colleges found out about this talk and became interested in having me come speak to their students regarding the subject and soon this snowballed into a series of talks in various institutions.
I’ve always stood up for equality (animal welfare, women rights, political rights, racial rights, etc.) but what makes this project so INCREDIBLY special to me is that I get to go to my hometown (where I spent 25 years of my life in the closet) and to the university I attended and speak to young individuals in various situations. I get to look my community in the eye and initiate a dialogue about a subject that is still immensely taboo. I get to begin fulfilling my dreams of becoming a motivational speaker and hope that one person leaves with a sense of a more hopeful 2020 <3
I like to think I’m fairly private when it comes to my personal life, so it’s super scary being vulnerable and transparent about my experiences in front of a community that may reject me. But I also feel this cause is worth it and I can’t wait to share my stories (happy, sad, funny) in hopes that someone will relate and see that you can be the change you want to see in the world.
Guys I present you the EQUALITY TOUR. The talks will be covered by local media. Thank you to everyone who contributed in making this happen, so that I can start my 2020 and my 28th year in the most exciting way possible.
I will keep you updated about the dates. Stay tuned in <3