Phenomenal and emotional speech from @JustineSmithies. And the first standing ovation for an #EqualatWork keynote!
Selecting the dynamic for how me and Justine work together was not straight forward so I will say on here for clarity I met Justine at the #OurHistory event for LGBT History NE where she was a keynote speaker. Justine is a downplayed and very humble individual. The subject matter of her speech was compelling yet very personal so I will not go into specifics. However, her reception at the event was incredible. Justine is an amazing advocate and a positive role model for all walks of life. I hope to work with her again.
@JustineSmithies a first time speech! I am in awe. Touching, moving. A truly incredible woman #equalatwork
Never cried at a Stonewall Conference before. Thank you @JustineSmithies for your honesty and bravery. X #EqualAtWork
Incredibly moved and so grateful to hear from @JustineSmithies @StonewallScot #EqualatWork conference. What a brave and inspiring story!!!
This is great insight into public speaking, But also a testament to Justine Smithies who last week utterly blew the audience at Stonewall Scotland's #EqualAtWork Conference away with her testimony. Justine's is a story of personal pain, Grief, Media intrusion and the empowering nature of rural communities. Thank you for sharing not just your story, But how it felt delivering it!