A daughter of the diaspora, Venezuelan Arawak, West African, Indian; born in the Caribbean living currently between New York & Toronto.
A daughter of the diaspora, Afro Caribbean, Venezuelan Arawak, Indian and Scottish, hailing from Trinidad and living between Toronto & New York. Kim Katrin Milan is an award winning internationally acclaimed educator, writer & artist.
She is recognized stateside as one of The Root's' Young Feminists to Watch', celebrated in Canada as 2016’s National Youth Role Model and nationally as one of the 50 Most Loved Gay Canadians.
Kim is the co-founder and Executive Director of The People Project; a diversity consulting firm. She is also one of the owners and current member of the board for the Glad Day Book Shop, the oldest LGBT bookstore in the world.
As an educator, Kim travels around the world talking to people about justice, equity, and human rights. One of the most fundamental things she shares is a reframing of the golden rule. The golden rule suggests that we should treat other people the way that we want to be treated. That might seem simple enough, but it assumes that there is a standard for other people’s experiences. Instead, she encourages audiences to treat people the way they want to be treated, which means we have to ask.
A passionate speaker, Kim is dedicated to inclusivity and invested in arousing a sense of curiosity and empathy in her audience. She uniquely weaves together the historical context, statistical analysis, as well as current events. She is a dynamic speaker, invested in the issues and inspiring in her approach to solutions. By focusing on small meaningful actions and choices, she makes creating large scale change accessible.
A public researcher, consultant and human rights educator, she has shared hundreds of unique resources and presentations around intersectional issues including race, ability & gender. As a social entrepreneur, she speaks to the opportunities and challenges for women in business and leadership roles. With great openness, she welcomes difficult conversations hosting community dialogues and sharing practical strategies around ‘Sexuality & Consent’, ‘Queer & Trans Allyship’ and ‘AntiRacism & Equity’.
Since 2012, Kim has spoken at universities throughout Canada and the US to thousands of students, community members & educators. From Ivy League institutions including Princeton, Dartmouth to Canadian schools like McGill & Mount Allison. Kim has opened for the cultural scholar Cornel West at UC Davis, delivered the keynote address at HBCU's Morehouse & Spelman's first Pride and was a beloved panelist at Amber Rose’s first Slutwalk.
She has hosted events for the United Nations, conversations with Grammy award winner Erykah Badu and New York Times best selling writer Roxane Gay. She has acted as the Grand Marshall for Hudson, NY Pride, and hosted an inspiring session at Dreamforce 2016.
She has contributed to Cosmopolitan, MTV, NBC, Larry King Now, Buzzfeed and the CBC both independently and alongside her husband Tiq Milan. She was featured in Elixher Magazine with Janet Mock, Mia McKenzie of Black Girl Dangerous & filmmaker Tiona McLodden as well as in OUT Magazine's 2015 Love Portfolio alongside Lee Daniels & Ruby Rose. The Revolutionary Black Love Series produced by Danielle Moodie Mills for NBC featuring the Milans has garnered praise from Ava Duvernay & the Advocate.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
University Of British Columbia
Missisauga, Ontario, Canada
Available for Booking
January- Decemeber 2019
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