Post Graduate writing and research have opened the door to new possibilities through public speaking.
Through the blend of speech and songs, reflecting on issues around families and mental health, grief and compassion, Leah's many recent public speaking engagements have been praised for their honesty and uplifting impact.
Presentations in 2017 incuded:
Speaker: Rock and Roll Writers Festival (Brisbane);
Peace, Empathy and Conciliation through Music: A Collaboratory
(Centre for the Study of History of Emotions, Melbourne University)
Co-author of presentations for: TheMHS Conference 2017 (Sydney);
Women in Creative Arts (ANU Canberra).
Poster: Musical Affects: AMPS 2017 (Queensland University)
TAFE Educator’s Learning and Teaching Excellence Conference
Wow! What a great presentation! Thank you Leah for sharing your story through your inspiring words and song.
I’ve never cried at a conference before….
King Cray Cabaret presented by BrookRED
Leah’s sublime singing, alongside her compelling storytelling and beautifully intimate slideshow, has been described by our community members as “incredibly powerful”, “direct emotion”, “poetic” and “full of inspiring truths”.
'Standing Beside You' Mental Health Carers Forum
Leah’s heartfelt, and powerful performance set a scene of personal strength, resilience and vulnerability. Attendees commented that Leah’s story and songs resonated with them, with many in the audience being moved to tears. Leah has a rare gift of being able to gently tell her story in a genuine and matter of fact manner, showing her wisdom, humility and resilience. Her haunting, powerful and beautifully controlled voice took the audience on a journey, and left many of them wanting to hear more.