Meet workshop Presenter Alex Andras
Educator, semi-professional athlete and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) rights activist. A well-known, and well-respected student educator and activist within the Humber College community, Alex is a graduate who now makes speaking and educating his career, spending his life telling assemblies full of kids that they are perfect the way they are.
Raised for a good part of his life in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough, Alex shares the discrimination, as well as difficulties and successes, he has faced as a transgender man in rural Ontario and growing up in a society that didn't acknowledge him, proving that he is stronger than he could have ever believed with a little help from his family and a little belief in himself.
Alex will be focusing on how to overcome the discrimination in society, bring out the best in you in order to succeed, and what are the difficulties and successes of the LGBTQ community. If you are a member of the LGBTQ community or an ally and would like to understand variations of gender and ways to express it, then join us for our last series of winter 2021 "Transitions".
Special thanks to YouthSpeak who contributes to the mental health and well-being of students and youth who may be facing challenges, especially in our new normal of today's world, by creating awareness that these issues impact everyone in the community. We train youth to share their personal stories and positive coping tools in assembly and workshops for students, parents and educators.
Can you provide expertise in the topics of self-care, mental health, wellness and health, meditation, healthy living, mind-body balance. Would your life story or experiences help guide others to live a more compassionate life? We strongly believe in the power of community, so we want to connect with you. Please click the link below here to learn more about ways to get involve and share your expertise.