Public Speaking


Watch Kelli Jean’s TEDxSydney 2016 talk at the Sydney Opera House here.

Kelli Jean is an irreverent event host & MC, public speaker and panelist whose expertise on subjects such as body politics, radical self-acceptance and art making continue to inspire audiences. She offers a much needed perspective on the experience of living as an unapologetic fat person, through popular culture, fashion, the arts and identity to help create a more complex conversation around fat bodies and how that impacts us on an individual and societal level.

She has also created dynamic body positive workshops and talks for young people. Introducing the concepts of self acceptance and critical thinking to kids and teens in engaging and creative ways.

Kelli Jean offers lectures, workshops and discussion internationally in the areas of body image, positive visibility, self respect and her own art practice.

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Recent Public Speaking and Panel Engagements

Tackling the difficult and complex Artist Talk for Sydney Festival
Bodies/Language for The Wheeler Centre & Malthouse Theatre
Monash University Theatre Department
The Fat Studies Conference, Macquarie University


Body Positivity 101 for CampOut 2014
Body Love as part of Mental Health Month for Twenty10