What!?! I still can’t believe this. We have TWO amazing guest speakers for this incredible event. Check them out.

(1) The Maven of Mayhem – Amanda Jetté Knox

Amanda is an award-winning writer, human rights advocate and public speaker. Her book, “Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family” is an inspirational story about all the good that you can build when you lead with love.

Several national and international media outlets, including CBC, CTV’s The Social, The Marilyn Denis Show, Chatelaine, O Magazine and Upworthy, have featured Amanda’s work. She has shared her message all over the country, from working with the UN Human Rights Campaign in Montreal, Quebec, to addressing corporate, university/college students, educators and government audiences. Amanda received the 2021 Order of Ottawa for her advocacy of transgender, gender-creative, and non-binary youth and her work helping others with mental health issues. In 2020 she was recognized with a Top 25 Women of Influence™ award, an award that recognizes the incredible accomplishments of Canada’s diverse women role models. And, in 2019 a Chatelaine’s Women of the Year award.

(2) Lindz Amer from Queer Kid Stuff

Lindz creates LGBTQ+ and social justice media for kids and families. They write, produce, and co-host Queer Kid Stuff, an original LGBTQ+ educational webseries for ages 3 and up. They also produce and host a brand new family-friendly podcast called Activist, You! where they explore social justice topics through interviews with kid & youth activists.

They are the founder and CEO of Queer Kid Creative, LLC, an edutainment company based in Portland, Maine making queer-focused intersectional all-ages media. They are currently a mentee in the Kidscreen: Next Wave Mentorship Program under the tutelage of the inimitable Chris Nee (creator and executive producer of Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, Ridley Jones, and more!). They were a Creative Resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm, and a TED Resident, were named a Rising Star by GLAAD, a Queero by them.us, were a Webby Honoree, and have received grants from the Made in NYC Women’s Media Fund, the Awesome Project, and VidCon’s Emerging Creator program.

And now we get to chat with these two amazing humans in this inclusive, welcoming, supportive, intimate, virtual circle. I still can’t believe it!


The workshop will take place through Zoom. The meeting link will be emailed to participants the day of the workshop.


We have set this event as a by donation ticket system. We did this because we want to make sure that everyone is able to attend – we don’t want the cost to be a barrier. Any money raised from the event will be split evenly between Amanda, Lindz and I. This is important to me as I think that both Amanda and Lindz definitely deserve to be compensated for their time and all the beautiful knowledge and lessons that they will share with us. And, although I wish that I could just do everything for free, I am working on believing that I deserve to be compensated for the time I put in setting up and running these events as well. So, this by donation ticket system will hopefully work quite well in addressing all these different thoughts and ideas!

You can select your ticket price and register for the event on our Eventbrite page here: