Award-winning vlogger, presenter, and author Grace F. Victory will be speaking at a TEDxUCLWomen event this November.
Grace, who is known for her vlogs relating to fashion, race, mental health, and body image, will be discussing those issues at The People’s Place in Mile End.
So excited to announce that I am doing a FREAKIN' TED TALK with @TEDxUCLWomen this November 😮😩👊🏽. The theme is 'home' and I'm SO excited.
— Gracie 🌼 #woke&well (@GraceFVictory) September 26, 2017
The TEDxUCLWomen movement is focused on empowering women within London. The talks take place once a year, and each year a new theme is announced. This year’s theme is “home” which, according to the TEDxUCLWomen website, includes topics such as “community, belonging, race, class, comfort, alienation, temporal and geographical familiarity or displacement, and so much more”.
Grace took to Twitter and said, “I am so so so gassed for my TED Talk. I have been working so hard on my spoken word.” One example of this is in Grace’s latest weekly vlog, where she spoke about body image to celebrate the birthday of the website Not Plant Based.
When announcing Grace as a special speaker on their Instagram page, the TEDxUCLWomen team wrote: “Grace is an inspiration to thousands of young people around the world and hailed as the ‘most inspiring person on the net’ and the ‘internet’s big sister’, being one of the only mainstream fashion and beauty bloggers to cover mental health issues.”
Other speakers included in the lineup for the day include Maria Adebowale-Schwarte and Guilaine Kinouani. The full lineup can be found on the official website.
Tickets are currently £15 can be purchased here.
Grace was included in our recent list of ten YouTubers fighting the stigma about mental health. Alternatively, check out our spotlight on Dan Howell’s fight against depression.