Shelly-Ann Skinner

“Redefining Feminism LGBTQ”

Speaker’s Bio:
Shelly-Ann Skinner (she/her) is an Award winning activist, anti-oppression educator, mentor and community builder. With her lived experience of intersectional discrimination and gender-based violence, Shelly, carries a story of inspirational perseverance, resiliency, and dedication to the betterment of her community.

In 2020, amid a global pandemic, Shelly founded UPlift Black; the first social service agency based in Simcoe County, Ontario dedicated to increasing the visibility and socio-economic development of local Black communities. Shelly believes, in order to achieve true equality and liberation for Black people in Canada, the movement for systemic change must include a transfeminist approach that challenges both homophobia and misogyny and fights for disability justice. With Shelly’s fresh new take on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, she is using a Social Justice Framework to ensure fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all.

In recent years, Shelly has established herself as a sought-after leader whose influence resonates in the communities across Canada, and beyond. Overall, Shelly brings passion, leadership, and drive to everything she does, and she inspires people from various backgrounds to become the leaders their communities sorely need.

Workshop Bio:
Take a deep dive into an intersectional approach to feminism to ensure ultimate inclusion and equity for ALL those with lived experience of gender discrimination.