Sexual Assault Prevention & Survivors Month (April)
World Health Day (April 7)
Gay & Lesbian Pride Month (June)
Caribbean American Heritage Month (June)
Take Back The Night (March-June)
New Student Welcome Week & Orientation (September)
Campus Safe Sex (September)
International Self Awareness Month (September)
National Family Sexuality Education Month (October)
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October)
Coming Out Day (October 11)
Love Your Body Day (October 16)
National Bullying Prevention Month (October)
Rosa Parks Day (February 4 or December 1)
World AIDS Day (December 1)
Human Rights Day (December 10)
Martin Luther King Day of Service (January)
KEY TALKS include Single in Stilettos NYC, the Momentum
Conference on Sexuality, NYU Keynote Speech, hosting the African American Literary Awards, Visions & Visionaries Panel
in Toronto, Henry Street School of International Studies UN Anniversary Speech, Sex and the City Event at the New School for
Social Research, Barnes and Nobles, Hip Hop for Health Shades of Beauty, Casa Attabex Ache...
State University, University of Northern Colorado, Howard University, Women in Cinema, Pratt University, VIDA Youth Center, University of New Hampshire, Sarah
Lawrence College, Niger-Delta Academy, RUSH Arts, The Cambridge School, Casa Atabex Aché, New Roc Funhouse, Diversity
Film Workshop, Rotunda Gallery, The Schomburg Center, Good for Her Toronto, National Black Theater Festival, Lavender Films,
The Bronx Academy of Letter, Henry Street School for International Studies, The Beacon Program, Queens Center Library &
YOUR AUDIENCE for a life-changing event! Abiola's informative and motivational talks include an interactive
blend of comedy, activism, talk show and inspirational storytelling. Audiences of all ages, cultures and
genders have been moved to tears, laughter and ACTION all the way.
ABIOLA'S SHORT FILMS & DOCS, daring and politically incorrect, yet socially
conscious include: KNIVES IN MY THROAT, about overcoming depression, OPHELIA'S OPERA, a
relationship violence revenge tale, STRANDED, a romantic comedy about gender and cultural
miscommunication, TABOO, about unmasking racial interactions,ALICIA IN WONDERLAND
& AFRODITE SUPERSTAR, about sexual empowermentand THE BLACK COUNT, about the questionable
comforts of victimhood.
for a talk show,
workshop or event
ABOUT ABIOLA'S WORK
PASSIONATE LIVING EXPERT
PERSONAL POWER COACH
I have given keynote addresses at New York University, Howard University and Washington State University; created and moderated
panels at the Museum of the City of New York and New
School for Social Research; curated a feminist film
festival for VDay and a sexuality exhibit for the Chashama Gallery; mentored girls and women for Hip Hop for Health and Casa
Attabex Ache; hosted the African American Literary Awards and presented workshops at the Museum of TV and Radio and University
of Northern Colorado.
We hear it from the day we're born -- love, yourself, love yourself, love yourself -- but we don't know
what that means. The main reason we don't know what it means is that the people telling it to us don't know what it means
either. Our mothers and fathers can't teach us to love ourselves if they didn't know how to love themselves.
Loving ourselves truly and unconditionally has nothing to do with ego. Self love
is not about how amazing your job is, how you wear your hair, how many degrees or facebook friends you have, whether you have
the right bag or shoes; or how many times you can use the word fabulous to describe your life. Loving you is about knowing
deep in your soul that no matter what happens, you are enough. When you love you you're meticulous about the foods and substances
you put into your body and the people and distractions you allow into your life.
We get trapped by our stories. We secretly feel that we are our gender, our race, our social status,
our educational level when we are so much more. Our stories are noble and worthy, but we are not just victims and survivors.
The condition of your life circumstances are a mirror, showing
exactly what you think of yourself. If you think that you are unworthy, undeserving, unable, your life will reflect that.
The real truth is that you deserve more. You are worthy and more powerful than you can imagine. There is an incredible life
waiting for you.
Let's talk about rising up to meet it. Yeah!!
Why It's Your World Right Now;
How to Claim Your Power, Rock Your Life and Truly Make A Difference
You could go up to any person in the world and say, "Oh my goodness.
I'm so sorry about what you're going through" and they would say, "Who told you?" The past few years have been
challenging for all of us but one could say that this is just part of being an adult. None of us will make it out alive. Nonetheless,
we have reasons to celebration. There has been a great deal of discussion about 2012 being the end of the world but Abiola
says no, this is just the beginning.
It is a lie and a gross
misjudgement to assume that because there is a black family in the White House that America is post-racial. But no matter
your race, cultural background or gender, there are specific tools to employ that will allow you not only to overcome and
survive, but to achieve and thrive.
Daughter of Guyanese immigrants,
Abiola will present a fun motivational talk filled with concrete advice and inspiring historical references on how to break
through barriers and smash glass ceilings. Never mind the odds and statistics. Odds mean nothing when you have nothing to
lose but everything. This is the moment where it would be more painful to remain closed tight in a bud than it would be to
Last year we saw the overthrow of supposedly immovable
powers worldwide. This year there is an American presidential election. It is more important than ever that you stand up and
be counted. You may look at Big Media and feel powerless but you have more power than you can imagine. This is the time to
Occupy Everything, and Abiola will tell you how.
Click to go to Abiola's Speaker's Bureau Page.
LOVE, INSPIRATION & EMPOWERMENT
"dream bigger, love yourself, make your mess your message!"