speakers

 
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shirley manson

Garbage Front Woman, Actress, Grammy Award Nominee for her album Version 2.0, Key Note Speaker, Gender + Identity Activist, NME ICON Award Winner, MAC AIDS Ambassador, Complete and Total Badass.

Watch Shirley's powerful NME ICON Award Speech that demands change for women in the music industry and across all other platforms. 


APARNA NANCHERLA

Stand Up Comedian featured on Netflix's The Stand-Ups, and HBO's 2 Dope Queens. Actress on Master Of None, HBO's Crashing, Love, Inside Amy Schumer, and Comedy Central's Corporate,  Writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers. Rolling Stone's "50 Funniest People to Watch," and Co-Host of the Women's March Rally in NYC. 

Watch Aparna's dry, existential, pointedly political and absolutely hilarious Netflix Special on The Stand-Ups Series.

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KIRAN GANDHI AKA MADAME GANDHI

Musician, Activist, Former Drummer for M.I.A., Iconic Free-Bleeding Runner at the 2015 London Marathon & Key-Note Speaker. Featured in The New York Times, NPR, Billboard, Vogue & Forbes. 

Watch Kiran's insightful & inspiring discussion at the Social Good Summit where she discusses sexism, activism and the negative aspects of social media. 


ASHLEE MARIE PRESTON

Civil Rights Activist, The Root's "100 Most Influential African Americans" 2017, Host of Revery TV's Shook with Ashlee Marie Preston, Interviewer, Keynote Speaker and Teen Vogue Writer. Ashlee, her work, and her brazen opinions have been featured in Out Magazine, Vice, The Huffington Post and Mic. 

Watch her insightful and pointed viral video about trans identity, the importance of your vote, and why a hashtag isn't enough. 

 

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NADYA OKAMOTO

Harvard Sophomore + Founder of The Period Movement, a global youth-run non-profit celebrating menstrual hygiene through advocacy, education, and service. Period Org has provided menstrual supplies to over 230,000 people experiencing homelessness. Okamoto was named 2018's Teen Vogue's 21 Under 21, is a Key Note Speaker, the youngest ever candidate for Cambridge City Council, and Author of Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement, out Spring of 2018 with Simon and Schuster. 

Watch Nadya's ground breaking Ted Talk on periods, and privilege.


 

KAT BLAQUE

Youtube Star + Feminist Educator, Transgender Activist, Key Note Speaker, Illustrator, Animator & contributor to Huffpost, Everyday Feminism & Pride.com. She has appeared on Buzzfeed, MTV News & MTV Decoded. 

Watch Kat's powerful, viral, and vitally important social commentary video - Do #BlueLivesMatter

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GRACE PARRA

Correspondent on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central, Stand-Up Comedian, Host of UCB's Lady/Freak & McSweeney's Contributor. Actress on the upcoming seasons of Master Of None, Bojack Horseman on Netflix, and host of the digital series Big Opinions with Grace Parra on Lorne Michaels’ new venture Mas Mejor. 

Watch Grace's satirical political commentary and hilarious musings on life here.


ANN FRIEDMAN

Columnist at New York Magazine & The Los Angeles Times. Contributing Editor to The Gentlewoman. Regular features contributor to The NYT's Book Review, Elle, The Guardian, & The New Republic. Key Note Speaker and Interviewer. Co-Host of the critically acclaimed and amazingly hilarious podcast Call Your Girlfriend, 

Watch Ann wax poetic about Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the beauty of caftans, and menstruation on the Call Your Girlfriend Live Taping.

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GET LIT TEEN POETS

    Jamiah Lincoln   has performed at schools and political events all over LA, including Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ Empowerment Congress with Dr. Cornel West, and at Dodger Stadium with Alan Ball. A member of the 2017 Brave New Voices Team, she has traveled across the country as a professional Spoken Word artist. Her inspirations include Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison.

Jamiah Lincoln has performed at schools and political events all over LA, including Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ Empowerment Congress with Dr. Cornel West, and at Dodger Stadium with Alan Ball. A member of the 2017 Brave New Voices Team, she has traveled across the country as a professional Spoken Word artist. Her inspirations include Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison.

    Olympia Miccio   is a senior at Venice High School. They love writing and recording music, creating visual art and making people laugh. They helped establish their school’s first gender-neutral restroom to assist the protection of non-binary/trans+ students, and also created the school’s first feminism club as a freshman. Also, they love waffles.

Olympia Miccio is a senior at Venice High School. They love writing and recording music, creating visual art and making people laugh. They helped establish their school’s first gender-neutral restroom to assist the protection of non-binary/trans+ students, and also created the school’s first feminism club as a freshman. Also, they love waffles.

    Kiyah Gentle   currently attends El Camino Real Charter High School. She’s incorporated both athletic and artistic aspirations into her life…in track & field, choreography, and dance. She is also an active member of ElCo’s Black Student Union and The Village Nation. Kiyah advanced to the semi-finals of Get Lit’s Classic Slam on two separate teams. Her biggest pet peeve is when her name is pronounced like the car brand, Kia.

Kiyah Gentle currently attends El Camino Real Charter High School. She’s incorporated both athletic and artistic aspirations into her life…in track & field, choreography, and dance. She is also an active member of ElCo’s Black Student Union and The Village Nation. Kiyah advanced to the semi-finals of Get Lit’s Classic Slam on two separate teams. Her biggest pet peeve is when her name is pronounced like the car brand, Kia.


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   NOVENA CARMEL    Novena is a Bay Area raised, Los Angeles-based DJ, singer, host, and curator known to bring a crowd and turn the party out. If you find yourself in a room with Novena, you’re in the right place. 

NOVENA CARMEL

Novena is a Bay Area raised, Los Angeles-based DJ, singer, host, and curator known to bring a crowd and turn the party out. If you find yourself in a room with Novena, you’re in the right place. 

   MYRA HASSON    Myra Hasson is a native from Los Angeles, California. Fall in love with her eclectic sounds and illuminating vibes. 

MYRA HASSON

Myra Hasson is a native from Los Angeles, California. Fall in love with her eclectic sounds and illuminating vibes.