March 8, 2020 - 11:00 am
Tickets available via the NST website here: https://allevents.in/southampton/phenomenal-women/200018677099136
Held on International Women’s Day 2020, this is a day of phenomenal women telling their stories of adversity and hope; there will be stalls; and workshops. The speakers are travelling from different parts of the country. See further down this page for more details on each speaker and workshop leader.
Although this event is about phenomenal women, it’s definitely open to all; at VieNess Discover You Love You CIC, we celebrate and appreciate diversity and inclusivity, and, most of all, kindness to one another; if you believe in that too, please do come.
We are looking for sponsors for the event, so, if you would like to be involved, please do get in touch; I do want the sponsors to be female-focused, so that could be women-led businesses, or products for women, or, well, you tell me.
The event will be a fundraiser for VieNess Discover You Love You CIC, enabling us to take more workshops into schools and educational groups, working with children and young people, aged 4 to 19.
Sylvia Mac: Child Burn Survivor, Campaigner & Founder of LOVE DISFIGURE.
Sylvia set up Love Disfigure over 3 years ago to raise awareness for people with scars, health and skin conditions that affect their appearance facially and/or bodily.
Since sharing her video reveal online and her scars for the first time, many of her campaigns have gone viral. She has been on ITV This Morning with a group of ladies and also walked their runway, dressed by Gok Wan. She recently received a ‘Point Of Light’ award from 10 Downing street and a personal signed letter from Theresa May.
Sylvia encourages everyone to embrace their body regardless of how they look and believes that we are all beautiful and unique.
Morgan is a disabled woman living in a larger body and her Instagram page is a true testament to living life fully and embracing every possibility.
She is a true inspiration to many, demonstrating that EVERY BODY deserves to feel happy in their skin.
Mia Violet is a writer and bisexual trans woman who uses her platform to discuss queer issues and mental health. Otherwise Mia enjoys discussing self-love and other positive well-being techniques, which she credits with helping her reboot her former grumpy and pessimistic personality into an optimistic one, giving her a new fun outlook on life. It’s her hope that she can share ways in which people can bring more love and light into their own lives, whether to help them overcome their own personal difficulties or just to work towards a less stressful and more fulfilling life.
Fatima Timbo is a 22 year old little women with condition called achondroplasia (most common type of dwarfism) who is a body positivity campaigner.
She is also an Instagram model that loves to dance. From being bullied in during her school yeah and not having a voice to being a confident and sassy fashionista. She does not let her condition hold her back and now inspires others to feel comfortable in their own skin.
Becki Short is a singing teacher and singer/songwriter. She will be running a Singing for Confidence workshop and being generally fabulous.
Becki has been working as a self employed singing teacher and performer for 7 years. She works with students of all ages and abilities, and is proactive in her passion for inclusivity across the arts and across life.
Kim Furnish MSc Positive Psychology, laughter yoga practitioner. Laughter will energise you and it promotes health and well being so we’ll be having two short bursts of laughter yoga during the event.