Scottish Conference 2018 Speakers


Violet Fenn

Violet Fenn has been a blogger for over 10 years, and is also a freelance writer. Her latest blog, 'Sex, Death and Rock n Roll' is a personal insight into her life, both at home and her interactions with the wider world. When she's not reviewing sex toys or bottles of gin, she is also focused on mental health. As an autistic mother with a son also on the autistic spectrum, this topic is also very close to her heart.

Kelsey Smith

HIV Scotland

Kelsey Smith is the Policy and Campaigning Officer for HIV Scotland, the national policy organisation for Scotland. The work for rights, services and support for people with HIV in Scotland. Founded in 1994, they have seen the establishment of many new services and projects to promote awareness and stigmatise HIV, such as the first Scottish World AIDS Day Awareness Group and the African and Minority Ethnic HIV Project.

Emily Yates

Enhance the UK

Emily Yates is a trainer for Enhance the UK, a charity dedicated to changing the way society perceives disability. Their campaign ‘Undressing Disability’ aims to ‘raise standards in sexual health and sexual awareness for disabled people’. Emily is also a blogger and travel writer, and is studying for a PhD.

Kate Ng and Rathika Sheila


Kate and Rathika are the editors of the blog WAMN, standing for ‘Wait a Minute Now’. Based in Malaysia, this blog is all about looking at the Big Picture, being ‘responsive rather than reactive’ and taking their time to understand what’s happening in society, especially as young women of colour. They have a range of contributors who share personal stories, advice, and makeup tips, all the while staying woke.

LGBT Age is part of the wider organisation LGBT Health and Wellbeing, which works to promote LGBT health, wellbeing and equality. LGBT Age is particularly focused on the wellbeing of LGBT people in Scotland over the age of 50. They host information sessions of health issues, and organise a range of social opportunities for people to meet with peers and expand their social networks

Jean Monaghan