Name: Lachlan Rutherford
Professional Role: Podcaster
Bio: My name is Lachlan Rutherford. I'm a bearded millennial who co-hosts a podcast, 'Differently Brained'. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours (majoring in writing and cultural studies). I live in the Northern Rivers, New South Wales, and spend my free time trying figure it all out. And playing video games sometimes. And Dungeons and Dragons. And cooking. And walking. I am an extremely interesting person, I promise!
Location: NSW, Australia
Available for Virtual Sessions: YES
Available for In-Person Sessions: NO
Speaking Topics Include: Bipolar disorder; Depression; Anxiety; OCD (trichotillomania)
Suitable Audiences Include: Primary/secondary children. Primary/secondary educators. Academics.
Speaking Experience: I have had some speaking experience in the past, having performed readings at creative writing events and hosting two book launches. The podcast I co-host, Differently Brained, has been a place where I have had some opportunity to talk with (and hear about) the aforementioned topics. So far the podcast has been running for almost five months.
Presentation Pitch: I would be speaking as part of the Differently Brained podcast with my co-host. Our aim is to provide a platform for sharing and swapping lived experiences of mental health and neurodivergence. It's an own voices podcast, and the stories that we hear and share come from a desire to foster empathy and understanding, rather than a clinical breakdown of a condition.
Book this Speaker: Via the Differently Brained Instagram page, Facebook or Twitter.