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Challenging Narratives

November 10, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

— finding your voice

What is it about?

This webinar will help you confidently express your thoughts and commentaries on inclusivity and diversity.

There is much to celebrate and communicate about the everyday social justice work that we do in our roles, yet the challenge is how to share this authentically and in line with our organisation’s corporate image.

Kat will help you discover the language that comfortably conveys your experiences of engaging diverse audiences, whilst helping you to change the culture of your organisation.

What will I gain?

— Increased confidence to express yourself in an EDI/Inclusivity and Audiences context

— Tips on ways to write about social justice issues

— Ways to develop an authentic voice when transferring voice to the page or video.

Who is it for?

This webinar is for anyone who would like to understand how to write about their experiences authentically and Fellows of the Audience Diversity Academy.

How do I take part?

We will be using an online training platform called WebEx for this event. Before booking, please complete our online training checklist to ensure you get the most out of this training.


  • AMA Member rate: FREE
  • AMA Team Member rate: FREE
  • Arts Council England NPO: £55 + VAT
  • Non-Member: £55 + VAT

Please note: if you are part of a group/Team membership, please select the ‘Team Member Rate’ when booking.


Kat Francois | Writer, Trainer and Performer

Kat Francois is a performance artist, broadcaster, playwright and director.  The first person to win a televised poetry slam in the UK, a year later she won the World Slam Championships. 

As a playwright, Kat has written and performed two internationally staged solo plays, and two comedy shows. 

Raising Lazarus, Kat’s play dealing with the experiences of Caribbean soldiers in World War One, continues to tour globally to critical acclaim as part of the WW1 centenary and featured at Imperial War Museum. 

Kat has worked with young people for many years, as a youth worker, PHSE Facilitator, also teaching dance, drama, poetry and performance skills. She is an established playwright and director of youth theatre, devising plays for theatres including Theatre Royal Stratford East, Roundhouse Camden, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. 

Kat appears on BBC radio’s Front Row and Woman’s Hour, and runs her own young person’s poetry collective “Mangoes and Mustard.” 

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Speaker image courtesy of Kat Francois
Thumbnail: Image by Kat Stokes on Unsplash


November 10, 2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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