Talks We Give

We believe that words have power. For years, we have been speaking to groups, organizations, and communities around the world (online and in person). We give talks in any format - from TED Talk style presentations to keynote address. Through the power of our words, we know we can make a difference.

Below you can check out what we've been up to and how we can help your community practice empathy and inclusion!

Speaking Highlights

tedx farmingdale:

the cultural aftermath of the northern ireland troubles

In early October 2021, Dr. Kristen gave her second TEDx talk. Using Northern Ireland as a cautionary tale, she implores us to understand that "normal is just a setting on a tumble dryer, and there's no going back to it after the world has changed."

If this topic sounds valuable for your community, get in touch today!

tedx south lake tahoe:

how embracing tolerance has failed us

In May 2021, Dr. Kristen took the stage for her first TEDx Talk. 

In her powerful and candid talk about tolerance, inclusion, and empathy, Dr. Kristen shares a new perspective on how we think about tolerance in our lives and how important it is to use intersectional, inclusive hospitality as our worldview.

We believe that if we do this we can ultimately and finally come together as a global humanity.

linen hall library northern ireland political collection lecture series

In November 2021, Dr. Erin had the honor of presenting an aspect of her PhD research for the Linen Hall Library. The Linen Hall is a historic and prestigious library in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

With the advent on virtual lectures, Dr. Erin was able to join the lecture series and she had a wonderful time!

the big talk academy virtual showcase: the failure of tolerance

In January 2021, Dr. Kristen appeared as the Act One Finale speaker for Tricia Brouk's The Big Talk Academy Virtual Showcase. 

In a TED-style talk titled 'The Failure of Tolerance' Dr. Kristen challenged all attendees to think about the practice of radical hospitality, and how tolerance is damaging our ability to be truly inclusive. Check out her inspirational video! 

public art + dissent: art, protest, and public spaces

In November 2020, Dr. Erin was asked to speak about her expertise on public art in Northern Ireland in the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia Mini-Course for K-12 Educators. 

Dr. Erin enjoyed a fantastic discussion after her hour long presentation on the use of loyalist public murals as a means of dissent. 

what we talk about

If you like what you see above, we'd be happy to speak at your organization! We have honed our skills at a few select topics but we can tailor our talk to suit the needs of your community. From any format, to in-person or online, we love to share our expertise and make an impact on communities around the world. 

we speak on these subjects:

  • Authentic Inclusivity
  • Understanding Trauma
  • Unlearning Exhaustion 

we speak in these formats:

  • In-Person and Virtual Workshops
  • TED Talk Style Videos and Stages
  • Keynote Addresses and Presentations


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