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Champion for the Voiceless, Internet Personality & Political Activist

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At only 21 years old, Benjamin O’Keefe is already taking the world by storm as a speaker, Internet personality, and leader in progressive politics.

Ben gained international acclaim after beginning a global movement against the clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch and their company’s size-based discrimination, and went on to launch body positive campaigns with some of the largest clothing and beauty companies in the world. Since then, he has continued advocating to lift up the voices of marginalized communities and create systemic change. Benjamin currently works as the Social and Cultural producer at MoveOn.org, the largest progressive non-profit in America—where he is the youngest employee ever.

Ben currently hosts the popular MoveOn webseries "The O'Keefe Brief", is an MTV News guest host, and writer for MTV's Decoded. He has appeared on television such as Good Morning America, MSNBC, CNN, and BBC World News, and is also a frequent contributor to some of the world’s leading and largest publications, recently The Guardian, Ebony Magazine, Upworthy, and others.

Ben is passionate about starting conversations—especially with young people—about the power of our voices to create change in our lives and in the lives of others.

Ben is writing his first book, 'CinderFELLA: A Rags to Richest Stories'. When not on a set or traveling to speaking engagements you’ll find Ben out somewhere making people laugh.

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  • More Than a Hashtag: Building a Social Media Movement

    From the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to #BlackLivesMatter social media is changing the way we create change and build movements. As an expert in social media and digital organizing, reaching over 50 million people weekly on his personal social media alone, Ben helps to develop viral social justice campaigns for a living. In this talk he breaks down his secrets to success and helps his audience discover the true power of social media.

  • Black, Queer, and Unafraid

    "No fats, no Blacks, no fems" anyone who has been on a gay dating app has seen these phrases. In this powerful talk Ben looks past the typical conversation of marriage equality and discusses what most are afraid to touch: the internalized racism, homophobia, and body fascism within the gay community today. This talk will force a deep conversation on finding identity, love, and building a community that fights for each other and not against.

  • The Movement: Inside The Millennial-Powered Political Revolution

    "Young people have the power to do incredible things but we're not often given the opportunity to—I decided to create the opportunity." For too long young people's voices have been left out of the political process—now they're are fighting back and leading a populist political revolution. Whether it's leading in the Black Lives Matter movement or swaying our political elections, young people are the ones to watch in modern-day politics. As the youngest voice in progressive politics—currently working as a leader at the progressive juggernaut MoveOn.org—Ben is a leading authority on young people in politics today. In this talk Ben breaks down the biggest issues facing our country and how the Millennial population is responding.

  • Our Stories: A Voice for the Voiceless

    Hi, my name is Ben O’Keefe. Ordinarily these things aren’t written in first person—but I am far from ordinary. Well, I started out pretty ordinary. I had struggles—like we all do—I was the fat, gay, poor kid (the bullying trifecta) and even got to such a low point that I attempted to take my own life. I survived all that, and felt that I had a responsibility to help others survive as well. That’s when I learned something: We all have a story and our story has the power to change someone else’s or, if we give it a chance, change the world. Now I have been able to do just that. I began a global movement against the clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch, at only 18 years old, and was instantly thrust into the public eye. My ordinary story had done something extraordinary! Since then my life has changed quite a bit and it all happened because I learned how to harness my potential–harness my story–to help change the world. Our struggles make us stronger, and when we learn how to harness the power of our voice, we can change the world in ways that we never imagined.

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Benjamin O'Keefe

Champion for the Voiceless, Internet Personality & Political Activist

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Benjamin O'Keefe Biography

At only 21 years old, Benjamin O’Keefe is already taking the world by storm as a speaker, Internet personality, and leader in progressive politics.

Ben gained international acclaim after beginning a global movement against the clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch and their company’s size-based discrimination, and went on to launch body positive campaigns with some of the largest clothing and beauty companies in the world. Since then, he has continued advocating to lift up the voices of marginalized communities and create systemic change. Benjamin currently works as the Social and Cultural producer at MoveOn.org, the largest progressive non-profit in America—where he is the youngest employee ever.

Ben currently hosts the popular MoveOn webseries "The O'Keefe Brief", is an MTV News guest host, and writer for MTV's Decoded. He has appeared on television such as Good Morning America, MSNBC, CNN, and BBC World News, and is also a frequent contributor to some of the world’s leading and largest publications, recently The Guardian, Ebony Magazine, Upworthy, and others.

Ben is passionate about starting conversations—especially with young people—about the power of our voices to create change in our lives and in the lives of others.

Ben is writing his first book, 'CinderFELLA: A Rags to Richest Stories'. When not on a set or traveling to speaking engagements you’ll find Ben out somewhere making people laugh.

Benjamin O'Keefe Videos

  • Benjamin O'Keefe, Netroots Nation 2015
    Benjamin O'Keefe, Cultural Producer, MoveOn.org speaks at the Ignite Closing Plenary at Netroots Nation 2015 in Phoenix.
  • Using Our Stories to Make a Difference ~ Benjamin O'Keefe on ...
    "Recovery in Real Life" ~ A Free Community Event February 22, 2015 from 1-4 PM in Baltimore, MD Event Information & Registration: ...

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Benjamin O'Keefe Speaking Topics

  • More Than a Hashtag: Building a Social Media Movement

    From the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to #BlackLivesMatter social media is changing the way we create change and build movements. As an expert in social media and digital organizing, reaching over 50 million people weekly on his personal social media alone, Ben helps to develop viral social justice campaigns for a living. In this talk he breaks down his secrets to success and helps his audience discover the true power of social media.

  • Black, Queer, and Unafraid

    "No fats, no Blacks, no fems" anyone who has been on a gay dating app has seen these phrases. In this powerful talk Ben looks past the typical conversation of marriage equality and discusses what most are afraid to touch: the internalized racism, homophobia, and body fascism within the gay community today. This talk will force a deep conversation on finding identity, love, and building a community that fights for each other and not against.

  • The Movement: Inside The Millennial-Powered Political Revolution

    "Young people have the power to do incredible things but we're not often given the opportunity to—I decided to create the opportunity." For too long young people's voices have been left out of the political process—now they're are fighting back and leading a populist political revolution. Whether it's leading in the Black Lives Matter movement or swaying our political elections, young people are the ones to watch in modern-day politics. As the youngest voice in progressive politics—currently working as a leader at the progressive juggernaut MoveOn.org—Ben is a leading authority on young people in politics today. In this talk Ben breaks down the biggest issues facing our country and how the Millennial population is responding.

  • Our Stories: A Voice for the Voiceless

    Hi, my name is Ben O’Keefe. Ordinarily these things aren’t written in first person—but I am far from ordinary. Well, I started out pretty ordinary. I had struggles—like we all do—I was the fat, gay, poor kid (the bullying trifecta) and even got to such a low point that I attempted to take my own life. I survived all that, and felt that I had a responsibility to help others survive as well. That’s when I learned something: We all have a story and our story has the power to change someone else’s or, if we give it a chance, change the world. Now I have been able to do just that. I began a global movement against the clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch, at only 18 years old, and was instantly thrust into the public eye. My ordinary story had done something extraordinary! Since then my life has changed quite a bit and it all happened because I learned how to harness my potential–harness my story–to help change the world. Our struggles make us stronger, and when we learn how to harness the power of our voice, we can change the world in ways that we never imagined.

FAQs on booking Benjamin O'Keefe

  • How to book Benjamin O'Keefe?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Benjamin O'Keefe for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Benjamin O'Keefe, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Benjamin O'Keefe or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Benjamin O'Keefe?

    Booking fees for Benjamin O'Keefe, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Benjamin O'Keefe, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Benjamin O'Keefe?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Benjamin O'Keefe for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Benjamin O'Keefe for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Benjamin O'Keefe or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Benjamin O'Keefe or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Benjamin O'Keefe is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Benjamin O'Keefe for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Benjamin O'Keefe generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Van Jones, Wendy Grant-John, Douglas Murray, Rafael García Aceves and James Duke Mason. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Benjamin O'Keefe for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Benjamin O'Keefe Speaker Videos

  • Benjamin O'Keefe, Netroots Nation 2015
    Benjamin O'Keefe, Cultural Producer, MoveOn.org speaks at the Ignite Closing Plenary at Netroots Nation 2015 in Phoenix.
    Using Our Stories to Make a Difference ~ Benjamin O'Keefe on ...
    "Recovery in Real Life" ~ A Free Community Event February 22, 2015 from 1-4 PM in Baltimore, MD Event Information & Registration: ...

Benjamin O'Keefe Speaking Topics

  • More Than a Hashtag: Building a Social Media Movement

    From the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to #BlackLivesMatter social media is changing the way we create change and build movements. As an expert in social media and digital organizing, reaching over 50 million people weekly on his personal social media alone, Ben helps to develop viral social justice campaigns for a living. In this talk he breaks down his secrets to success and helps his audience discover the true power of social media.

  • Black, Queer, and Unafraid

    "No fats, no Blacks, no fems" anyone who has been on a gay dating app has seen these phrases. In this powerful talk Ben looks past the typical conversation of marriage equality and discusses what most are afraid to touch: the internalized racism, homophobia, and body fascism within the gay community today. This talk will force a deep conversation on finding identity, love, and building a community that fights for each other and not against.

  • The Movement: Inside The Millennial-Powered Political Revolution

    "Young people have the power to do incredible things but we're not often given the opportunity to—I decided to create the opportunity." For too long young people's voices have been left out of the political process—now they're are fighting back and leading a populist political revolution. Whether it's leading in the Black Lives Matter movement or swaying our political elections, young people are the ones to watch in modern-day politics. As the youngest voice in progressive politics—currently working as a leader at the progressive juggernaut MoveOn.org—Ben is a leading authority on young people in politics today. In this talk Ben breaks down the biggest issues facing our country and how the Millennial population is responding.

  • Our Stories: A Voice for the Voiceless

    Hi, my name is Ben O’Keefe. Ordinarily these things aren’t written in first person—but I am far from ordinary. Well, I started out pretty ordinary. I had struggles—like we all do—I was the fat, gay, poor kid (the bullying trifecta) and even got to such a low point that I attempted to take my own life. I survived all that, and felt that I had a responsibility to help others survive as well. That’s when I learned something: We all have a story and our story has the power to change someone else’s or, if we give it a chance, change the world. Now I have been able to do just that. I began a global movement against the clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch, at only 18 years old, and was instantly thrust into the public eye. My ordinary story had done something extraordinary! Since then my life has changed quite a bit and it all happened because I learned how to harness my potential–harness my story–to help change the world. Our struggles make us stronger, and when we learn how to harness the power of our voice, we can change the world in ways that we never imagined.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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