What I Offer
I am well experienced at speaking on issues around disability and LGBT+ awareness in a range of contexts including keynote speeches, workshops, panel discussions and more informal discussions.
I pride myself on being able to adapt my approach to meet the needs of my audience and am happy speaking either in person or remotely.
I can provide bespoke training on issues around disability and LGBT+ awareness to small and large groups.
I have previously delivered sessions on disability discourse, models of disability, visual impairment awareness as well as trans awareness training and ways to be a better ally to trans people.
I am very flexible in my approach and am able to explain often complex and controversial topics in a straightforward and easy to understand way.
I can work with you and your group or organisation to ascertain how best to support your disabled and/or LGBT+ staff, customers or service-users.
I have particular expertise in advising on topics around supporting disabled and LGBT+ staff in the workplace and have an excellent working knowledge of the associated policy and legal framework.
I present The Simply Equality podcast which seeks to foreground the lived experiences of disabled and LGBT+ people.
I have so far interviewed a variety of people who are both disabled and LGBT+ and am always keen to hear from people who want to be featured on future episodes.
I am also happy to discuss how I might be able to work with you if you too have a podcast that discusses issues around LGBT+ or disability equality.
“Sarah was on the panel at a Law Society/RPC event looking at issues affecting LGBT+ disabled people. As the Chair, I was able to appreciate the effect Sarah’s honest experiences were having on the audience. By telling them with such good humour and in an entertaining manner, she ensured maximum impact.”
Chris Seel, Diversity & Inclusion Adviser, the Law Society
“Sarah is one of the most inspirational speakers that the college has had. Students hung off her every word, not only is Sarah’s personal journey remarkable, the lessons that students took from it have enabled some of them to come to terms with their own identity and disabilities. It is unusual in a group of 16 year-old's to be able to hear pin drop but that is exactly what happened when Sarah came. I would definitely recommend Sarah to any organisation.”
Louise Knott, Vice Principal at Vision West Nottingham College
“Sarah participated as a guest speaker at a partnership conference in Nottingham on the theme of: ‘Exploring Intersectionality and the Power of Role Models.' Sarah held the audience with her courage and honesty as she shared her story of living with a disability and gender transition. Sarah also agreed to feature on a video of LGBT+ role models to inspire others to be positive in the face of challenges. Sarah is an inspiring role model and speaker."
Karen Moss, Policy & Equality Officer at Nottinghamshire County Council