Transgender advocate and activist
Speech Title: “ Jessica Lynn’s Transgender Journey, Who Writes the Rules? ”
Jessica Lynn is a world-renowned transgender advocate and activist. Her experiences as a transgender woman and parent led her to dedicate her life to spreading awareness and acceptance for gender non-conforming communities around the world. Over the last several years, Jessica has crisscrossed the globe sharing the story of her journey over 700 times in 24 different countries and is now internationally considered one of the foremost transgender speakers due to her dynamic, refreshingly honest speaking style and signature ask-me-anything Q&A sessions.
Fortunately, Jessica’s travels and presentations have caught the attention of several prestigious institutions. On behalf of both the University of Oxford and the National Institute for Health Research, Ms. Lynn has been appointed to an advisory position on a project aimed towards improving health services for gender diverse youth in Great Britain. She has been serving as a Kinsey Institute Global Ambassador at Indiana University for over a year now. And, after spending a great amount of time speaking in the UK, she is now a Stonewall School Role Model and a speaker to the medical community by request of the National Health Service England.
Jessica has had the privilege of meeting people of many nationalities and identities all over the gender spectrum, and learning of their experiences. All the while, she embraces the belief that friendly, non-judgmental conversations about the gender spectrum are the most powerful tool in the fight for awareness and acceptance. That is what drives Jessica to continue her work and serves as the cornerstone of the social movement that is The Butterfly Project. A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies serve as the symbols of this belief, acting as conversation starters that will pass on gender narratives and create communities that are, as a whole, more aware and accepting of the entire gender spectrum.