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BelongCon at Global Sharing Week 2017
Tue 6 June 2017, 18:00 – 21:00 BST
BelongCon – The Belonging Conversation – is a new series of events, meet-ups, and discussions which are all about acceptance, community, and belonging. The theme of this event will be finding connection and belonging in the world through sharing: whether that's sharing our experiences, our stories, our resources, or our time in order to make a difference to our lives and to others'.
At this event you'll hear from inspirational speakers who are passionate about changing the world, meet like-minded individuals, and leave feeling empowered and inspired to make a difference to causes you feel passionately about.
We only have one world, we only have one life. Let's belong on it, and in it, together.
Find more information about the event at http://belongcon.com
We’re looking forward to welcoming a diverse selection of guest speakers, talking about a range of subjects on the theme of belonging through sharing.
Click on a speaker’s name below to find out more about them.
FINDING HOME, SISTERHOOD AND GIRL POWER
Pippa is the Founder and CEO of the City Girl Network, a social network dedicated to helping twenty-something women feel at home in their cities. Pippa will sharing her journey from a lonely twenty-something to an entrepreneur empowered, inspired and supported by over 1000 City Girls across the world.
Follow Pippa on Twitter @pippasays
FINDING BELONGING THROUGH SHARING OUR GRIEF
Dan has experienced grief from both sides. Working as an undertaker at 19, and training to be a nurse at 25, he has listened to many different people share their grief. He has also experienced loss personally with the death of his father, one of his best friends, and the ending of relationships which has resulted in losing contact with children. These experiences have given Dan a unique an insight in to the pain that grief and loss can cause, but also the connection and sense of belonging that can occur when people share their grief with others. Dan now works in digital marketing in Brighton, and enjoys connecting with new people and helping them where he can.
Follow Dan on Twitter @Colliered
SHARING, ACCEPTING, AND OWNING, YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Lana and Allegra will be talking about sharing, accepting, and owning, your mental health. As well as sharing the impact that their own mental health has had on their lives, they’ll share how accepting their diagnoses and having conversations about their experiences has made a huge difference. They will also discuss how owning our “mental fitness” and advocating for others is the key to ending the stigma while empowering ourselves and others.