Top-Rated Speakers Bureau and Entertainment Booking Agency for Corporate Meetings and Business Events. Book an AAE Speaker Today.
Top-Rated Speakers Bureau and Entertainment Booking Agency for Corporate Meetings and Business Events. Book an AAE Speaker Today.
Click to Open Search Bar

Imani Barbarin

Speaker RatingSpeaker RatingSpeaker RatingSpeaker RatingSpeaker Rating
5 out of 5

Disability Rights Activist, Writer, TikToker & Founder of CrutchesAndSpice.com

Disability Rights Activist, Writer, TikToker & Founder of CrutchesAndSpice.com

Travels From Travels From:
Pennsylvania, USA
Speaking Fee Speaking Fee:
REQUEST BOOKING INFORMATION

Imani Barbarin Biography

Imani Barbarin is a disability rights and inclusion activist and speaker who uses her voice and social media platforms to create conversations engaging the disability community.

Born with cerebral palsy, Barbarin often writes and uses her platform to speak from the perspective of a disabled black woman. In the last few years she has created over a dozen trending hashtags that allow disabled folk the opportunity to have their perspectives heard while forcing the world to take notice. #PatientsAreNotFaking, #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow, #AbledsAreWeird and others each provide a window into disabled life while forming community.

Barbarin is from the Philadelphia area and holds a Masters in Global Communications from the American University of Paris, her published works include those in Forbes, Rewire, Healthline, BitchMedia and more. She runs the blog CrutchesAndSpice.com and a podcast of the same name. She currently serves as the Communications Director for a nonprofit in Pennsylvania.

Barbarin is available in partnership with Collective Speakers.

BOOK Imani Barbarin

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 03/04/2024.

Imani Barbarin Speaking Topics

  • LIVING, WORKING AND THRIVING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS

    In a world built on ableism and setup for a very specific type of person to thrive and win, what does work look like when brands and individuals make space for the entire human experience? Imani explores the realities of navigating work while living with a chronic illness and/or a disability, how to advocate for yourself while achieving your work goals and how companies can create a work environment that supports every body.

  • ABLEDS ARE WEIRD

    In this talk, Imani recounts her personal experiences with ableist microaggressions and how those interactions informed her of how she was seen as a disabled person moving through society. Connect the dots from everyday interactions to public policy and how one may unlearn these biases.

  • THINGS DISABLED PEOPLE KNOW

    Imani created the tag #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow to explore media representations of disabled people they often don’t have in making. Stereotypes form that disabled people have to live by and for accurate representation, disabled people must be involved in every level of media and entertainment production. There is no substitute for the things disabled people know.

  • PATIENTS ARE NOT FAKING

    In response to a viral video poking fun at patients, Imani started this hashtag to address the many ways in which medical professionals discount their patients and put them in harm’s way. This is especially true of black and disabled people for whom access to care is difficult and when they are able to receive it, they are often not believed by providers. Imani discusses her own story in medicine and challenges the non-disabled people to hold providers and themselves accountable.

Imani Barbarin Videos

  • EVENT: Voting Rights for All
  • My conversation with Imani Barbarin
  • Imani Barbarin: Disability Rights in Black 2020

Speaker Lists Featuring Imani Barbarin

FAQs on booking Imani Barbarin

  • How do I book Imani Barbarin to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Imani Barbarin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Imani Barbarin, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Imani Barbarin or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Imani Barbarin

    Speaking fees for Imani Barbarin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Imani Barbarin are for live events and for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Imani Barbarin, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Imani Barbarin speak about?

    Imani Barbarin is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Black History, Business, Communication, Culture, Disability, Diversity, Entertainment, Health, Inspirational, Motivational, Personal Growth, Social Media, Speakers by Industry, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Imani Barbarin travel from?

    Imani Barbarin generally travels from Pennsylvania, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. For more details, please contact an AAE Booking agent.
  • Who is Imani Barbarin’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Imani Barbarin for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Imani Barbarin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Imani Barbarin or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Imani Barbarin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as LIVING, WORKING AND THRIVING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS, ABLEDS ARE WEIRD, THINGS DISABLED PEOPLE KNOW and PATIENTS ARE NOT FAKING. The estimated speaking fee range to book Imani Barbarin for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Imani Barbarin generally travels from PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lydia X. Z. Brown, Tiffany Yu, Kylar Broadus, Lizzie Velasquez and Wesley Hamilton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Imani Barbarin for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

  • Customized Service

    Our agents find the right fit for your event

  • Unparalleled Database

    Full access to all speakers & celebrities

  • One Stop Shopping

    A reliable and unbiased point of contact

  • Logistics Management

    Your personal Logistics Manager who takes care of all event details

Speakers Similar to Imani Barbarin

related speakers Users also viewed these speakers:

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

TOP