Meet Lola Dada-Olley: Bringing Your Whole Self to Life and Owning Your Story
April 13, 2022
TOGETHER WE CAN: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Here is an introduction to the expert you will learn from in our morning Keynote as well as the combined self-advocacy and family advocacy track. Don’t forget, there is also an Exhibitor Fair with more than $1000 in prizes at our 10th Annual Together We Can Conference!
Lola Dada-Olley is an attorney, disability inclusion advocate, sibling, mom, wife, and podcast host. She chronicled her family’s multigenerational autism journey in the “Not Your Mama’s Autism” podcast in 2020. In it, Lola touches on societal stigma, culture, the intersection of race and disability, healthcare, community policing, and corporate disability inclusion efforts. She is also on the board of directors of two nonprofit organizations centered on increasing access to healthcare, community supports, and vocational opportunities for people with disabilities. In 2021, Lola gave the TEDx talk “Your Path is Your Purpose,” where she explained how some seemingly disjointed life events led her to where she is today.
KEYNOTE: Bringing Your Whole Self to Life
Lola’s emotionally-stirring talk will encourage you to “own your lane unapologetically”. With artful storytelling, she passes along multi-generational wisdom - expressing how to connect with the various parts of yourself so that no one part of you feels lost, disconnected, or discouraged.
SELF-ADVOCACY & FAMILY ADVOCACY SESSION:
Owning Your Story
This workshop introduces the importance of knowing the “why” in using your story to create change. You will be guided through an assessment process you can use to identify your reasons for sharing your own story. Then, you will explore the importance of using an emotional cost and benefit analysis to help you guard your peace during your advocacy journey. Finally, you will learn how to tailor you story to different audiences, and hear examples of tailoring the same story in different ways.
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Lola made a video just for our
Together We Can attendees: