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If you are in need of a speaker or presenter on the topic of LGBTQ youth or allyship for your company, organization, or event you're in the right place. I'm glad you're here! Let me tell you how I can make your life (or at least this particular task!) easier:
I have intense life experience on the topic coupled with hundreds of hours consulting professionals.
Audiences appreciate my raw and empathetic approach.
Parents and allies appreciate the relevant information and stories that provide them with education, tools, and strategies as well as the knowledge that they are not alone!
I can present virtually and in person
Why I talk about this topic
The spectrum of reactions to your child coming out
The stages of coming out
The ten best ways to support your child when they come out
Quick tips on processing
What is an ally?
Facing, healing, and letting go of biases, subconscious or otherwise
How we can be good allies right now
What allyship in the workplace looks like
How we can teach out kids to be good allies
How to interact with non-affirming people without drama
The Language of LGBTQIA+
Redefining compassion and inclusion in capitalism
LGBTQIA+ equity and solidarity from the inside out
There's a process for parents, too!
My podcast, Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen is in its 4th year of production and sits in the top 2% of all podcasts
I have virtual and in-person experience
I welcome the opportunity to interact with your audience, hold Q&A sessions, and facilitate breakout rooms for deeper discussion
Heather was a passionate and informed speaker on the topic of LGBTQ2S parenting. Heather shares her personal and professional experience through family storytelling and is able to connect to the audience in this candid way. Heather provided thoughtful and supportive feedback to parents’ questions and employees shared positive feedback after her informative session. ~Kallie Jackson, CN PRIDE ERG Co-Chair
I am very happy to know that Heather is available to serve as a resource for parents of LGBTQ+ kids, and really to any parents at all. Everyone talks about being "inclusive", but Heather lives it. Heather is able to accept whatever comes her way and use the power of unconditional love and kindness to turn challenges into gifts. We can all learn a lot from Heather. ~Adam Simon, Executive Director