Name: Heaven Joy Smith
Professional Role: Author/Poet. Crisis Support Worker. Medical Office Assistant.
Bio: Heaven is a 5-star author of multiple genres who uses her creative platform as a point of outreach within her work amongst intersectional advocacy toward Trauma-informed Care & Accessibility. Her activism, founded initiatives, and art have reached both local and international audiences. She is, additionally, an Honours Graduate of college-level Social Sciences; with goals of moving into the Bachelors level. She has a passion for coffee, sunsets and all things toasty.
Available for Virtual Sessions: YES
Available for In-Person Sessions: POSSIBLY
Available to Travel: Within Kingston, Ontario - by bus (Canada)
Specific Support Required: Open-concept buildings; wide doorways, no stairs. Transfer poles. Wheelchair access. Service dogs accepted; 3-weeks of advanced notice; afternoons only.
Speaking Topics Include: Trauma-informed care; PTSD; Service Dogs; Dissociation; Children/Youth mental health; Barriers in education; Systemic ableism (Law, Healthcare); Human Rights; Disability justice; Interpersonal Relationships; Disability Discrimination; Crisis Intervention; Leadership; Youth Advocacy; Mental Health Advocacy.
Suitable Audiences Include: Teens, Educators, Human Rights staff, Policy makers, Business owners/Trainers, Mentors and Survivors.
Speaking Experience: I am new to public speaking for events, but have extensive experience in utilizing the media, addressing Human Rights Tribunals, and Bodies of Authority within Ontario, Australia and Spain.
Book this Speaker: Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Speaker Fee: $150 / hour (CAD)