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