Speaking

Learn more about the different types of speaking opportunities Aydian can deliver to your school, workplace, or event.

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, he touches on topics such as depression, self-worth, the LGBT+ community, masculinity, and more. The main message is that in discovering you’re different from everyone else, you can learn to find your inner strength to push through challenges and make your dreams a reality.

TED Talk style with videos and PowerPoint

From Men’s Health
To Unhealthy: Body Image

Everyone struggles with their body. Too skinny, too fat, too short, too tall… Imagine being born in the wrong body, and then ending up on the cover of the world’s most popular Men’s magazine. Sounds like a fairly tale, doesn’t it? Learn how Aydian’s cover model status led to him actually being the most unhealthy he had ever been in terms of his body image, and what it took to learn this for himself.

TED Talk style with videos and PowerPoint

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? In this talk, Aydian dives further into this topic by sharing his personal experience having been raised female for 21 years before transitioning to a man in 2009, and the dynamics a unique lived experience like this can bring.

TED Talk style with videos and PowerPoint

Transgender
in America

Aydian uses his personal experiences, as well as the experiences of the vast number of trans individuals he has mentored throughout his career, to explain what it means to be transgender. This discussion invites questions from the audience to help guide the dialogue and understand participants’ local environment so all can share in a better understanding of what is means to be trans and how we can be better allies to trans people.

Q&A-style presentation using interaction to invoke thought and discussion

The Transitioning
Relationship

Aydian and his wife, Jenilee, discuss how often relationships in which one or both people transition fall apart within the first 1-2 years of coming out. There are commonalities within these relationships that expand beyond romantic connection. Many relationships–ones between friends, family members, co-workers–shift when someone transitions. Aydian and Jenilee outline the steps, techniques, and strategies that can be put into place to help keep these relationships intact.

TED Talk style with both Aydian and Jenilee presenting

Social
Entrepreneurship

From working in freelance bakeries, to creating his own clothing and apparel company, to launching a grassroots non-profit organization: Aydian has entrepreneurship in his blood! But what happens when money or glory isn’t the driving factor? What happens when you decide to forget about the ME and focus on the WE? In this talk, Aydian shares insights into the movement that it’s not longer about “feeding the man,” but rather about “feeding the people.” How is this concept influencing the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow?

TED Talk style with videos and PowerPoint, followed by Q&A

How to Keep Your Authenticity
on Social Media

It’s a picture-perfect world, thanks to 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 social media, both in how we view our own selves and how we view others’ realities. In this talk, Aydian dives into some of the socially-expected values of our world today, and shares insights on how to still have fun while being our true selves.

TED Talk style with videos and PowerPoint, followed by Q&A

Keynote, Hosting
& Emcee

Aydian is well-versed in catering to the needs of the audience. His experience includes hosting Boston Pride Parade’s Main Stage, interviewing top profile Influencers at VidCon & PlaylistLIVE, and leading keynotes at a variety of events. Aydian keeps the engagement and entertainment through the event, whether it’s a formal affair or something low-key. Aydian’s passion, emotion, and thought-providing approach has helped him inspire and entertain thousands of people at events around the country.

Tailored as needed

Now booking for 2019