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Aydian Dowling      

Co-Founder of Point of Pride, YouTuber & Transgender Activist

Aydian Dowling has been transcending boundaries for the last ten years and is known as a thought leader by many in the LGBTQ+ community.

He is the co-founder and President of the Board of Directors for Point of Pride, a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit that has provided life-changing support to thousands of transgender people in all 50 states and over 75+ countries. His passion, positivity, and drive are reflected in everything he does.

His latest company TRACE, is a first to market Mobile application made by and for the Transgender and nonbinary community, and their allies. With the help of TRACE, Dowling is on a mission to uplift the mental wellbeing of the transgender community.

Speech Topics

My Journey To Authenticity

Aydian goes through his life journey from a young girl who was lost in her identity, to the man you see today. Through this journey we touch on topics such as depression, self worth, the LGBT+ world, masculinity and more. When discovering you’re different from everyone else you learn to find your inner strength to push through and make your dreams, reality.

Social Entrepreneurship

From working bakeries, to opening his own clothing studio, all the way to starting a grassroots Non Profit and a startup #transtech company TRACE, Aydian has Entrepreneurship in his blood! But what happens when money or glory aren’t the driving factor? What happens when you decide to forget about the ME and focus on the WE. In this talk Aydian discusses how it’s not longer about ‘feeding the man’, but rather about ‘feeding the people’. The world is a new place that everyone needs to work for. How is that shaping the new Entrepreneurs of this world?

How to Keep Your Authenticity on Social Media

It’s a picture perfect world with filters, sharpener tools, highlight reels, and face filters. How do you remember what’s real and what’s not? Aydian discusses how it’s easy to get lost into the world of filters, for our own selves, and for the reality to others. Dive into some of the socially expected values of our world today, and learn how to still have fun while being our true selves.

Masculinity Today

Aydian was featured in Man Enough; a gathering of men who open up the conversation of what it is to be a man in 2018. Why don’t men cry? Is it feminine to smile? Why is masculinity so fragile? Diving more into this subject Aydian shares his personal experience from being raised as a woman for 21 years before transitioning to a man in 2009, and the dynamics a unique experience like this can offer up.

Transgender In America

Aydian uses his experience, as well as the vast amount of Transgender individuals he has mentored throughout his career, to explain what it actually is to be Transgender. Using this discussion to invite questions from the audience to help guide the dialogue and get a feel for the local environment to better assist in steps that can be taken to have better understanding of what is means to be Transgender.

Hosting - EMCEE

Aydian is also well versed in catering to the needs of the audience. From hosting Boston Pride Parade’s Main Stage, to Interviewing top profile Influencers at VidCon & PlaylistLIVE, Aydian can keep the engagement and entertainment through the event. Formal, or Low Key- it’s about invoking thought and emotion through pure passion that has landed Aydian on these large platforms, inspiring hundreds of people at a time.

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