What’s Your Motivation Style?

10 Oct
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My newest speaking program on disabilities covers universal design. With that existing, a trend in my bookings this fall is colleges and universities asking me to incorporate my content on universal design with my flagship awareness program, as an extended...
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What is “Illness Shaming”? … and How to Knock It Off

6 Sep
Christina Irene in Press Enterprise
I want to talk about stigma. When I do my presentations, I actually come out and outright reject the word stigma, because the actual definition is something like, “a mark of disgrace.” Yeah, that this someone has an actual mark...
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4 Ways I Reset My Optimism During a Flare

26 Apr
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I’ve finished a marathon. In the last 12 weeks, I spoke in 5 states: at 11 college campuses and 1 Native pueblo. I debuted a brand new program and customized existing programs for unique audiences, like non-native-English speakers and veterans....
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a chapter from the book I’m working on

30 Aug
I can attribute a single action by my friend Phil for the end of my comedy career, my teaching career, and a marriage. It became so that when he greeted me, he’d never say “Hi”; he always just said, “I’m...
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What’s better than saying “hello”? This….

11 Dec
A Khmer woman expressing arkoun on top of Phimeanakas Temple, of the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia
I try not to be the American jerk who shows up to another country and doesn’t bother to learn a spec of their language. So when I took my most recent international birthday adventure, I had ambitious plans to brush...
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Women’s History Month Tour

1 May
creative writing presentation utilizing acting techniques
In late March, 2016, I had a lovely tour of speaking gigs across upstate New York. I did 7 presentations at 5 campuses in 4 days and had the time of my life. I did my women’s empowerment workshop 3...
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Talk Show Appearance in Harrisburg, PA

7 Mar
Christina Irene on set in ABC27 Harrisburg
A fabulous daytime talk show in my home city, Harrisburg, PA, recently invited me to appear. The show is Good Day PA!, hosted by Amy Kehm. Here is the segment in full: Behind the Scenes This was actually my second...
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