Ash Beckham

Ash Beckham

Ash Beckham is a bold, dynamic presenter who speaks about empathy, respect and the power of having real conversations. Online videos of her TEDx talks “Coming Out of Your Closet” and "Owning Your Duality" and her Boulder Ignite speech “I am SO GAY” have gone viral with more than 10 million YouTube views. Significantly, her message has also become a topic of global discussion. Ash reaches millions every day as her inspiring speeches are experienced in classrooms, boardrooms and auditoriums around the world.

 
December 15 2015

Coming Out of Your Closet

Ash Beckham

Ash discusses the current state of homophobia in our culture challenging even the word “homophobia” itself. There is no fear, just loathing. Hating things we don’t understand, people we don’t know or anything that is different than our day to day.

December 15 2015

A Conversation with Ash Beckham

Ash Beckham

Although Ash Beckham didn’t set out to become a viral sensation with her TEDx talk “Coming Out of Your Closet,” her emphasis on empathy, respect, and the power of striking up difficult conversations contributed to more than 8 million YouTube views. As an “accidental advocate,” Ash reaches millions every day and teaches people the importance of “not being quiet and giving ourselves permission to be allies.” I spoke with her recently about the importance of knowing what you stand for so you can motivate major shifts—individually and socially.