I am happy to discuss speaking at your next event! I am available for a number of different engagements:

  • Presentations on Radical Mental Health for Teen Audiences (Upper Middle School and High School)
  • Presentations on Radical Mental Health and Specialized Topics for College Audiences
  • Workshops on Specialized Topics for Adult Audiences (Conference or Workplace Setting)
  • Roundtable Discussions
  • Keynote Speaker Positions


I have previously presented to groups at a number of different organizations and institutions:

  • Alternatives Conference
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Modern Languages
  • Duquesne University, Unpacking Ableism Course
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • North Hills High School Quest for Success Program
  • Winchester Thurston Upper School


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Examples of Past Speaking Topics

What is Radical Mental Health?
Who Owns The Truth? Dominating Narratives in Mental Health
Unpacking Ableism: Perspectives from Living with Borderline Personality Disorder
Guest Lecturer, Duquesne University, Department of Psychology (2018 – 2019)

Narratives of Corporeal Experience
Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Modern Languages Roundtable

Anonymous Open Mic: Building Community Narratives through Storytelling and Performance
Alternatives 2018 Conference in Washington, D.C.

Creating New Narratives for Individuals Living with Mental Illness
TEDxPittsburghWomen 2017 (Watch Here)

Entrepreneurship: Turning Hardship Into Opportunity
Will Allen Foundation, North Hills Quest for Success Program