Speaking Engagements, Workshops, and Panels

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.

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.