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“I love it when Spectra Speaks…”
“… an empowering, accessible, and interesting lecturer.”
Spectra is a highly requested speaker at high schools, colleges, conferences, community forums, youth programs and other forums for social change.
A daughter of Africa, and immigrant to the United States, Spectra’s hands-on experience as a community organizer, movement-builder, and discussion facilitator for almost a decade makes her a great Spectra on potentially divisive topics, including — but not limited to:
- diversity within affinity groups
- social justice movement building
- creating safe spaces for queer youth
- immigrant and diaspora visibility in POC spaces
- empowering girls through media
- mental health in communities of color
- the intersection of gender, culture, nationality, and sexuality
- accountable leadership, and much more.
View a list of Spectra’s past appearances here.
In addition to planning and coordinating a very heavy roster of critical discussions, panels, and community-building events via her role as Founding Director and Executive Editor at QWOC+ Boston, Spectra also produces via her social enterprise, Spectra Events, a wide variety of community-based literary and performance art events intended to increase awareness and promote more dialog around issues pertaining to gender, culture, and sexuality.
UPCOMING EVENTSNo events. Self-care break.
Interested in having Spectra as a featured speaker for an upcoming event? Use this form to send her an email.
Meet Spectra: Queer Nigerian Afrofeminist Writer and Media Activist. Social Entrepreneur Nurturing Principled Diaspora and Women's Philanthropy in Media and Tech. Self-Care and Self-Love Evangelist. Idealist Warrior Woman. Big Dreamer. Big Thinker. Big Doer, Too.
Read Spectra. Get conscious. Grow ya Heart. Expand ya mind. ♥ Think newly. Be. Breathe. Battle. Fight the Power. LOVE. Connect the dots. ♥ Sparkle. Shine your badass unique self. Yep. ♥EMMH
Follow Spectra. Because she always presents the hidden or untold perspective in the stories she covers; because of her brave, and unrelenting honesty (inward and out) and the way she makes sure it is always guided by love and empathy; because she empowers her readers with her own example, reminding us of why our own voices matter. ♥Idalia
Do you believe in the connection between love and social justice? Do you believe that LGBTQ rights is a transnational issue? Do you believe that gender and trans struggles are integral to the racial justice movement? If so, check out Spectra. She’s awesome, fierce, and most importantly, speaks from the heart.Sarath SuongProgram DirectorBoston, MAMAP for Health, PRISM
I love not only your thoughts, but also how you express them… Your love-centered, hopeful, positive and proactive voice is incredibly refreshing and exactly what I’ve been looking for recently in the feminist blogosphere.Sara
Spectra has allowed myself, and many I know, access safer spaces to have much needed, challenging and powerful conversations that would otherwise not occur in our communities.ShakiraThe Network/La Red
… a flexible and effective communicator with youth across various social, class and cultural strata.AyariGirl Scouts Program Coordinator
Spectra is a talented speaker and facilitator and is especially adept at working with groups of students in ways that both challenge and support individual viewpoints.http://Eva, Harvard Women's Center
… a force to be reckoned with–in a very positive way. Spectra has the “gift” of envisioning the greatness we can achieve and uniting the folks who will make that happen. I adore her.TimFenway Health
… [an] articulate weaving of personal experience and analysis.Becky
By sharing your story, you allow people like me to relate, to experience, to learn and to share with others as well. thank you, thank you, thank you.JT
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- No events. Self-care break.