MEET JOEL McKERROW

Joel

Joel McKerrow is a writer, speaker, educator, community arts worker and one of Australia’s most successful internationally touring performance poets. Based out of Melbourne, Australia he is the Artist Ambassador for the aid and development organisation ‘TEAR Australia’ and was the co-founder of community arts organisation, ‘The Centre for Poetics and Justice’ (2010-2013). Joel was the third ever Australian representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam Championships in the USA (2012), was invited to perform his own show at the famed Nuyorican Poets Cafe in NYC, was invited to perform at the Sydney Opera House at the Australian National Poetry Slam Finals in 2013 and is a TEDx speaker and performer. He is also the frontman poet from the band, ‘Joel McKerrow & the Mysterious few’ and spends much of his time running poetry workshops within schools and other organisations around poetry, creativity, identity, social justice and spirituality

MEET KITTY VAN CUYLENBURG

Kitty

WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION?

Hydrogeologist/Geologist

IN 10 WORDS OR LESS, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT AT TEDxYouth@Frankston?

Inside why your life rocks!

3 THINGS ABOUT ME THAT NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW?

1. I think it would be great to live in a ‘tiny house’

2. I am a synthesete (ask me about it!)

3. I love Star Wars, and am super excited about Ep7

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE MOST TO TURN INSIDE OUT & WHY?

The notion that geology is confined to the dirt under our feet. We eat, breathe, wear and live in geology every single day – we live it from the inside out.

WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT TALIKING AT TEDxYouth@Frankston?

Chatting to young adults about how we use this Earth’s resources.  Current students are going to be innovating on the next wave of sustainable resource use – so I am excited to chat about how geology fits into that future.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TED TALK?

Amy Cuddy – Your body language shapes who you are.  I’ll be striking a superman pose right before I walk onto the TEDxYouth stage!

MEET JORDAN DEARSLEY

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WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION?

Guitarist, music tutor and student.

IN 10 WORDS OR LESS, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT AT TEDxYouth@Frankston?

I will be performing a piece of music.

3 THINGS ABOUT ME THAT NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW?

1. I love small dogs, particularly Chihuahuas.

2. I play Piano as well as Double bass and have had experience singing.

3. I am a Science Fiction geek.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE MOST TO TURN INSIDE OUT & WHY?

The creative potential in any sort of music and its capacity to evoke emotions.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TED TALK?

Scott Rickard’s “The world’s ugliest music”.

MEET GUY PARKER

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WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION?

Hospitality/Artist

IN 10 WORDS OR LESS, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT AT TEDxYouth@Frankston?

The potential and complexity of origami- beyond paper cranes.

3 THINGS ABOUT ME THAT NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW?

1. Excellent horticulture/ propagation skills

2. I’m hyper flexible (double jointed)

3. I’d go everywhere bare foot if I could

WHAT ARE 3 THINGS THAT INSPIRE YOU IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE?

1. Nature

2. Community

3. Books

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE MOST TO TURN INSIDE OUT & WHY?

Peoples idea of origami as a 2D tradition.

It is a tool and concept of great potential- Geometry/ mathematics, dexterity, science, problem solving and art. Made from a renewable, recyclable and cheap material.

MEET PARIS

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WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION?

I am a year 11 student at Mount Eliza Secondary College.

IN 10 WORDS OR LESS, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT AT TEDxYouth@Frankston?

How it takes just ONE person to make a difference.

WHAT ARE 3 THINGS THAT INSPIRE YOU IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE?

1. My mum, Karen Murray

2. My friends

3. School

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE MOST TO TURN INSIDE OUT & WHY?

The way youth in my generation think change is frightening but really it’s essential and how it takes just ONE person to make a difference, to make a change.

AT EXCITES YOU ABOUT TALIKING AT TEDxYouth@Frankston?

I am extremely excited to be talking at TEDx. It is an amazing opportunity and will be very rewarding. I am most excited about sharing my ideas and creating inspiration.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TED TALK?

Richard Turere: My invention that made peace with lions.

MEET TRISH CAMPBELL

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WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION?

Postdoctoral researcher

IN 10 WORDS OR LESS, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT AT TEDxYouth@Frankston?

Understanding the spread of infectious diseases using mathematics

WHAT ARE 2 THINGS THAT INSPIRE YOU IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE?

1. Leaders who can bring their team together to achieve a common goal under difficult circumstances

2. Students who have not yet learned to hate maths

WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT TALIKING AT TEDxYouth@Frankston?

The opportunity to change attitudes about mathematics from ‘a set of instructions to be followed’ to ‘a practical, exciting tool that can be used to explore and change the world’

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TED TALK?

Hans Rosling: “The best stats you’ve ever seen”

MEET CHARLIE HOBMAN

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Although young, Charlie feels empowered and ready to do what it takes to make an impact on the lives of LGBTIQA people. His ultimate goal is to end discrimination and systematic oppression against the LGBTIQA community, and ensure that all sexual orientations and gender identities are recognized and acknowledged appropriately.

IN 10 WORDS OR LESS, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT AT TEDxYouth@Frankston?

Gender identity, and why it is important.

WHAT ARE 3 THINGS THAT INSPIRE YOU IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE?

1. Laverne Cox – a wonderful transgender woman advocating for trans rights, alongside her career as an actress.

2. My mum – even in her last days, she was so determined and genuine. I aim to be like that also.

3.  Harvey Milk – actively promoted LGBT rights, and was the first openly gay person to be elected to office in California. He stood up for what he believed in, until his assassination, and I admire that he refused to stand down.

WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT TALIKING AT TEDxYouth@Frankston?

I am very excited to be talking at TEDxYouth as I will be able to share my story and spread knowledge and awareness for gender identity, and the broad gender spectrum. I hope to be able to leave the audience with a higher understanding of the topic, and that it may positively impact the transgender people in their lives.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TED TALK?

My favourite TED talk was delivered by Lizzie Velasques ) dubbed: the ugliest woman), because despite the adversity she has faced and the bullying, she is able to stand tall in front of people and speak about her struggles. Inspring.