Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Pamela Hope

Pamela Hope is 40 years old and was born with disfiguring congenital disabilities causing shortened neck and webbing, hard of hearing, unsymmetrical face and shoulders. She acquired partial paralysis and C-PTSD later. I don’t tell ppl what my disability is called because I don’t appreciate the misinformation about it online. Currently working in the broker world. Degrees in English and Sociology. Speaking about Guilermo Del Torro’s fascination with ‘monsters’, intersections with disability, modern day freak shows and medicine, disfiguremisia, and being disfigured.