DYNAMIC INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER
At a time when the LGBTQ2+ community is not even acknowledged in her former religion and ethnic community, she uses her voice to ignite change.
She uses her own lived experience to talk about topics that no one talks about, but leave bisexual people of colour and LGBTQ2+ people of colour suffering in silence. Between October 2018 to June 2019, she’s given 6 speaking engagements of which 3 she was sought out directly by her clients. From a captivating keynote address to an audience of 600 plus people to small intimate events of 30 people, she leaves a lasting impact on her audience.
LGBTQ2+ people of colour attending her talks are ecstatic to finally see someone like them who understands their complex struggles and is thriving in life. Heterosexuals attending her talks leave with a deeper understanding of what it means to be a bisexual person of colour in a world that teaches people to conform rather then being themselves.
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How to build allyship with black and brown LGBTQIA+ groups and communities
- Panel discussion at Human Rights Conference in New York on June 24, 2019
- Length: 90 minute
- About event: I was sought out to be part of the panel session by the organizers. The conference is a premier international event in honour of 50 years since the StoneWall riots, an uprising that ignited a global movement for LGBTQ2+ rights. Other speakers include activists such as Janet Mock, artists, educators, journalists, policymakers, students, and others engaged in LGBTQIA+ human rights around the world.
Level up your GSA Game
- Keynote speaker at the 7th annual Alberta GSA (Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Alliances) Conference in Edmonton on November 7, 2018
- Length: 30 minutes
- About event: Due to my advocacy work, I was sought out to be the keynote speaker for an audience of over 600 students, educators and community leaders in the province of Alberta.
A tale of resilience in being who you are: Hasina’s story
- Keynote speaker at University of Alberta’s Pride Week on March 14, 2019
- Length: 60 minute interactive session
- About event: An event held in honour of Pride Week at the University of Alberta. Because the organizers really liked my keynote address at the 2018 Alberta GSA (Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Alliances Conference), they hired me for a second speaking engagement.
Spirituality and Identities
- Panel discussion at Inclusive Health Conference 2019 on March 16, 2019
- Length: 60 minutes
- About event: The conference is organized by University of Alberta medical students to address gaps in the curriculum related to LGBTQ2+ health for medical students, practicing physicians and surgeons, residents, community members, and allied health professionals.
Hasina’s journey from self-discovery to advocacy
- Participant at Human Library at Strathcona County Library Pride Week on May 30, 2019
- Length: three 60 minute sessions
- About event: I was sought to speak by the organizers. The event was in honour of Strathcona County’s first Pride week celebrations where I engaged in 1-1 conversations with residents on my journey of embracing my sexual orientation as a person of colour with multiple identities.
Human Library at University of Alberta School of Medicine and Dentistry
- Participant in Edmonton on October 4, 2018
- Length: three 60 minute sessions
- About event: An opportunity to share my experience of stigma and discrimination and how it impacted my health to second year medical students who are future leaders of society.
“She is a role model for the many youth and adults who - like she once did - believed they are the only ones who are not heterosexual until they found validation and acceptance through their encounters with her. Hasina is filling a huge void for the LGBTQ2S+ community right now; she is giving voice and legitimacy to our Muslim members. Without her, so many people would continue existing in shame and loneliness. She is an essential voice in Alberta right now and we need many more to follow her lead. People's lives depend on it.”
Glynnis Lieb PhD
Pleased client and Executive Director of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services at the University of Alberta
"Hasina demonstrated preparedness, eloquence, and an excellent ability to connect with the audience. She also made space for the nuances of intersectional identities within her talk while maintaining a necessary level of accessibility to the core messages and themes presented.
Overall, Hasina was excellent to work with and was a wonderful addition to our conference. I highly recommend her as a speaker for future engagements and events. Hasina represents voices that are unfortunately often not heard within our communities, and she represents these voices with both grace and professionalism."
Pleased client, Committee member of the 2019 Inclusive Health Conference and medical candidate of class of 2021