MEET CHARLIE HOBMAN

Charlie Resize TEDx

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.

MEET CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS

Christian Resize TEDx

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

Asking for help

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

1. My wife, the strongest person I’ve ever met

2. The children I work with

3. My Baka (Croatian for Grandmother

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

Learning new skills

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TED TALK?

Jamie Oliver and Geoffrey Canada

MEET AILIE HANSEN

Ailie Resize TEDx

Ailie has a huge belief in design thinking and the idea that everyone is a designer. Ailie feels creativity doesn’t mean being able to paint or draw, but simply being able to think outside the square; something we can all learn to do.

WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION?

Student and Designer

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

Why we are all designers

3 THINGS ABOUT ME THAT NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW?

1. I designed a bike off a chicken… it somehow won an international award

2. I’m scared of getting my hair cut. What an odd thing to be scared of! I’m not too sure why I have this fear, but am honestly less nervous before getting a tattoo than a haircut. Hence I’ve always had long hair, until recently I donated my 27cm to help make a wig for someone who has lost his or her hair due to cancer treatments.

3. I’ve always wanted pet hermit crabs, I think they’re fascinating, but need to wait until I live alone or with others that are ok with the idea of me having some little hermits with me. Not there yet!

WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT TALIKING AT TEDxYouth@Frankston?

I’m hugely excited to encourage people to see creativity in a new light. So many people say to me it’s so good to have a creative friend like you, I wish I was creative like you …My problem is that I don’t see why people do not feel they are creative. Just because I can draw, sew and paint doesn’t make me creative. Instead it is how I use those skills. Everyone has skills; everyone has potential to get creative with what they do.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TED TALK?

Hans and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world

MEET EMMA DONALDSON

Emma Resize TEDxWHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION?

Academic

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

Finding the world neurodiverse.  The grey that also matters.

3 THINGS ABOUT ME THAT NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW?

1. I love to Cuban dance

2. I spend too much money on dried figs

3. I have invested in a fish sauce farm in Vietnam

WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT TALIKING AT TEDxYouth@Frankston?

Being on stage and sharing an idea, which can change lives by switching and connecting to the thoughts of young minds.  I can’t wait to get on stage and meet the audience!

Inside Out 2015

The team at TEDxYouth@Frankston are excited to announce the dates and them for our 2015 event.

INSIDEOUT

adverb

1. with the inner surface turned outwards.

We are excited about our theme for TEDxYouth@Frankston 2015. The possibilities for our speakers are endless. We will be exploring all things internal and external to ourselves. From the environment that we live in to the fears that we hold within INSIDEOUT will be an event that will continue to inspire and create change.

The event is once again youth oriented and hopes to bring together students from different areas within Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.

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CHECK OUT SOME OF THE IDEAS FROM OUR EVENT

Wednesday was an amazing day and we are still buzzing with the excitement of engaging with the impressive youth of Frankston and The Mornington Peninsula. The ideas and speakers blew us away with their passion, ingenuity and willingness to create change.

As well as having amazingly talented speakers and delegates, we were lucky enough to have April Seymore along to share her amazing doodles and sketches based on the ideas of our speakers. Here is a sneak peak of some of the sketches made on the day. We cant wait to get our hands on the other sketches.

TEDx_Bernard Meade TEDx_Fiona Lander TedXopen_DeborahVdB

To see more of April’s amazing interpretations and ideas visit her website at: http://www.aprilseymore.com/

WHY WAIT TO GET A 3D PRINTER WHEN YOU CAN START NOW?

3d LETTERING

You can print pretty much anything you want with a 3D printer. In fact we actually printed out the letters for our event! All they need now is a good lick of paint and they will be ready to go.

 The best thing about 3D printing is that you don’t have to wait until you have a printer to be a part of it. Our speaker Bernard Meade will share his ideas on how you can become involved in the 3D printing phenomenon at our event on Wednesday. To find out more about Bernard read his bio HERE.