Reclaim The Night: My first time as an event guest speaker

‘They obviously can’t find anyone else’, a friend kindly suggested as a solution after I was asked to be a guest speaker at an event for the first time. Charming.

However, I’d be lying if I said my internal monologue wasn’t telling me the same thing – if you’d have told me years ago this would happen, I’d have laughed – ‘What would I talk about? How to survive as a student on £20 a week? How to binge a whole Netflix series in a day?’

But it’s happening – on Wednesday 25 November, I’ll be speaking at Rotherham Council’s (virtual – thanks, Covid) Reclaim The Night event. But in all seriousness, to be asked means a lot on various levels:

  1. It’s my hometown, and I’m a firm believer in never forgetting where you come from.
  2. It’s an event which promotes female empowerment, and women feeling safe and welcome in spaces; topics I’m incredibly passionate about.
  3. It’s a ‘pinch me’ moment; to be in a position where even one other person thinks people might want to listen to me talk (what? optionally? without being held under duress or being paid?) is pretty crazy and exciting.

So, if you’re interested in joining (I won’t be offended if not), you can sign up for the webinar here.

Also, if you have any questions you’d like me to answer (unlikely), you can ask on the night or submit them using the form below.

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