Ori – oh oh oh


Happy Belated birthday to the wonderful Jack Ori. A valued and valuable friend and consistently altruistic supporter of those who feel marginalised, for whatever reason.

Jack Ori has played a significant role in my professional and personal life since 2009, when I first approached him to contribute to my research into suicide ideation amongst LGBTQ youth.

Further to this interview, in which Jack reflected with great insight into the topic, I invited him to participate in my online diversity campaign, the Give ‘em Hope Campaign. He has provided video and written contributions on a range of topics including Asperger Syndrome and Gender Identity.

As a result of these powerful and inspirational contributions, I invited Jack to become an administrator for the campaign’s facebook group and, since 2011 he has been a source of inspiration and a direct point of contact offering support and guidance to many people worldwide.

He has been a constant and compassionate, highly professional and proactive source of knowledge and understanding, whom I have called upon on numerous occasions to assist and advise. Jack’s impact upon the world is immeasurable and his online presence has touched the lives of many. His advice has helped me to personally offer support and guidance to colleagues who have been questioning their gender identity and also students who are identified as requiring additional educational support.

Jack Ori is a uniquely driven and dedicated individual who has proved himself to be academically capable and who has unfalteringly demonstrated a commitment to guiding and supporting marginalised individuals towards greater self-efficacy.

Please watch and be inspired by his videos here:

GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN – Refuse to Be A Statistic: Transgender Suicide Prevention (JACK ORI)) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgfbjJCp59o

GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN: Jack Ori – Life Has Gotten Better – It Will For You Too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfCtup6pbqY

GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN – Transitioning to a Better Life (JACK ORI)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gozgkTEW61A




About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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