Elina Lim

April 26, 8:15am - 10:00am PDT. Hosted at Wieden+Kennedy (Portland)

part of a series on Inclusive


About the speaker

What does inclusion mean? Who is inclusive work for? How can we be more inclusive? Can inclusive work still keep some people out? And is there really a safe space?

Drawing from her own experience with storytelling and the advertising world, Elina Lim will dive into these questions and more on how inclusion has direct impact on vulnerable communities. This talk may challenge your existing ideas, and hopefully you’ll walk away with ideas to include communities around you better in your workplace and everyday life.

A queer, immigrant woman from Singapore, Elina Lim started the country’s first monthly contemporary storytelling event—Story Slam Singapore—which is still running today. She also created Invisible Spectrum Stories in Portland, OR, a stage which prioritizes Black, Indigenous and People of Color storytellers. Elina originally fell in love with storytelling through The Moth, and has a background in producing and hosting live events in both Asia and Portland, Oregon.

When she’s not telling/listening/workshopping stories or making excellent dumplings, Elina is a producer at an advertising agency where she’s creating an affinity group for BIPoC co-workers. She’s also working toward passing a bill to keep sexual assault victims safer from their assaulters in Oregon.

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Additional details

👌An ASL/English interpreter can be provided for this talk. If you have questions or need other accommodations, please email pdx@creativemornings.com.