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If you are in need of a transformational speaker for your next event, I would love to talk with you.

My talks—which draw on the power of personal storytelling to foster awareness, empathy and change—challenge and inspire audiences to rethink their definition of the word “disability”, harness their adversity into a powerful asset, and tap into the power of self-love.

To learn more, click on my program links below:

Rethinking the Disabilities Label

Harnessing Adversity

Unleashing the Power of Personal Storytelling

Embracing the Power of Now

It Starts with Self-Love

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For more information, please email me: ingridricks@comcast.net


Speaking CV Upcoming

Harnessing Adversity and Rethinking the Disabilities Label 

  • Diversity and Disabilities Conference: Washington State University, Vancouver, WA, November 21, 2019

Harnessing Adversity

  • Visions 2020 Conference: Ann Arbor, MI, May 13, 2020

Embracing the Power of Now

  • Educator’s Conference: Richmond, OR, June 22, 2020

Unleashing the Power of Personal Narrative

  • Educator’s Conference: Eugene, OR, June 23, 2020

Speaking CV Previous 

Rethinking the Disabilities Label 

  • National Disabilities Institute, Federal Bureau of Reclammation: Boulder City, NV, October 30, 2019

Harnessing Adversity 

Harnessing Adversity 

  • Summer Institutes Educators Conference: Modesto, CA, June 18, 2019
Rethinking the Disabilities Label
  • University of Washington: Seattle, WA, December 5, 2018
Unleashing the Healing Power of Personal Narrative
  • Schools Out Washington Bridge Conference: Seattle, WA, October 2018
Unleashing the Healing Power of Personal Narrative
  • Schools Out Washington Bridge Conference: Seattle, WA, October 2017
Unleashing the Healing Power of Personal Narrative 
  • Educators Conference: Hillsboro, OR, July 2017
Writer In Residence
  • Young Artist Institute at Southern Oregon University: Ashland, OR, July 18, 2017
Unleashing the Healing Power of Personal Narrative 
  • Summer Institutes Educator Conference: Lafayette, MI, June 2017
Unleashing the Healing Power of Personal Narrative
  • Summer Institutes Educator Conference: Modesto, CA, June 2016

Unleashing the Healing Power of Personal Narrative 

  • Educators Heart and Soul Conference: Port Townsend, WA, July 2015

Unleashing the Healing Power of Personal Narrative 

  • Youth Service Providers Fundraising Breakfast: Bainbridge Island, WA, July 2014

Unleashing the Healing Power of Personal Narrative 

  • Youth Service Providers Conference: Bakers Field, CA, May 20, 2014
Harnessing Adversity 
  • Youth Challenge Awards Ceremony: Lynnwood, WA, May 16, 2014

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