Speaking Engagements, Workshops, and Panels

LIVE SHOW: Vampire Ball @ Friday Night Live
November 29, 2019 – Producer, Co-host
Sick Sad World is a podcast on the dark and macabre. Join hosts Mari and Jasmine as they bring their unique perspectives and witty banter to the topic of blood-sucking creatures. This event was in partnership with ReelAbilities Film Festival.

Cripresentation: Disability Representation in Podcasting
November 17, 2019 – Moderator
This panel brought together disabled creators Andrew Gurza of Disability After Dark podcast, Kate Welsh of Reframing Difference podcast, and Midnight of Y’all Got Me podcast to talk about disability representation, challenges, and positives in podcasting.

Unpacking Ableism in the Queer Community
August 24, 2019 – Co-facilitator
The CRIP Collective presents a special Bricks & Glitter version of their Unpacking Ableism workshop! Unpacking Ableism addresses ableism within an intersectional framework, defines accessibility and accommodations, facilitates conversations around DIY access, and helps participants to unpack ableism and engage meaningfully with anti-ableist discourse. This workshop is meant to create awareness of the importance of access and universal design specifically in queer spaces.

Unpacking Ableism for CUPE3903
March 4, 2019 – Co-facilitator

No Disability Justice, No Peace Workshop @ Hart House, Equity 20-20 Summit
Mar 17, 2019 – Facilitator

The Importance of Sexual Health Group Discussion @ AIDS Committee of Durham Region, PoC to the Future
Feb 15, 2019 – Facilitator

Unpacking Ableism: DIY Access
November 18, 2018 – Co-facilitator
This workshop was a condensed version of our Unpacking Ableism workshop that was tailored for Toronto’s maker community. We also discussed the different ways that makers and organizers can improve accessibility through design and collaboration.

Art As Social Practice Panel with Paperhouse Outreach Collective @ Cederbrae Library
Sep 9, 2018

Unpacking Ableism
August 18, 2018 – Co-facilitator
This workshop addressed ableism within an intersectional framework, defined accessibility and accommodations, and helped participants to unpack ableism and engage meaningfully with anti-ableist discourse. This workshop is meant to address ableism not just within customer/client interactions, but within general interpersonal relationships.

Chronic Pain & Disability @ Playground Conference
February 25, 2018 – Panelist
This panel discussed how living with a chronic illness or disability affects various parts of life around sex and sexuality. Topics touched on included dating, accessibility issues, being seen as sexy, and more.

Nuanced Conversations @ Playground Conference
February 25, 2018 – Panelist
This session was a guided conversation on sexual and reproductive health from a cross-cultural perspective. Writers, artists, and educators from Nuance sat down to answer questions on how newcomer, immigrant, and second generation experiences inform the needs that affects sexual health, from relationships to sexuality to access to care.

Thinking About Inclusion @ The 519
March 14, 2018 – Co-Facilitator
This workshop discussed what ableism is, how it is perpetuated and what facilitators and educators can do to improve their programming and workshops to be more inclusive and accessible.