Speak is a community initiative all about empowering people. We provide safe online spaces and a place of belonging and connection.
Our spaces and programs focus on supporting people to connect with others in community and elevating lesser-heard voices and stories. We share stories, blogs and articles on people’s life stories, experiences and focus on topics such as intersectionality, sexuality, gender and identity.
We launched Speak during the coronavirus pandemic because so many need connection and community right now.
And so many others want to hear stories and voices they can relate and connect to.
All of our programs and services are full accessible. If you have any accessibility concerns, please contact us.
The SPEAK community
The Speak Community brings people together to form a large community, exchange stories and experiences; and learn from one another. We empower our community members to run programs and initiatives that highlight a particular need in the community. We offer the space to bring to life ideas in a collective space within an engaged audience. This includes fun and sociable activities including online trivia nights, dance classes, live drawing and painting classes.
Our programs are run by our community members – for our community members.
If you have an idea that you would like to bring to life, contact us today!
The SPEAK circle group
During times of crisis we are often left feeling isolated from a sense of community, that is why we have created a safe
and inclusive space for people to come together, share their experiences and connect with others. The group is facilitated by our co-founder Sage Akouri who has extensive experience working in Mental Health, AOD and LGBTIQA+ services.
The group meets for an hour once a week via Zoom, 7.00 - 8.00pm AEST.
All are welcome. This space is LGBTIQA+, PoC, Disabled & CALD friendly. (Fully accessible meetings, CC available)
Join our Facebook group @SpeakCircle to see the latest updates and meeting times.
Please contact us If you do not have Facebook but would like access to these online sessions.
How to participate
Join our Facebook community group
Participate in our online community check in's
Volunteer your time and skills to support SPEAK
Write an article on a personal experience, get in touch with us!
Written by and for the community on a range of engaging topics. If you are interested in submitting some writing get in touch with us today!
Inclusive workshops for workplaces, universities and schools aimed to empower and educate.
Hear insight and inspirational stories from all voices from our community. Want to host a panel discussion? Get in touch with us today!
Looking to make your workplace or institute more inclusive? We are here to help.