Delicia Raveenthrarajan is a public speaker and facilitator with a passion for well-being, social justice, and the arts. Delicia’s experience ranges across her work with non-profit organization, schools, universities, conferences, and events. Delicia has worked across North America and around the world with the hope to contribute to open space for collective learning.
Delicia has worked as a mental health speaker since 2016. What started as a few small conversations in her community about ending the stigma, soon turned into an international platform to share her story with young people, educators, parents, policy makers, and fellow advocates. In addition to speaking, Delicia has incorporated workshops, panels and trainings into her advocacy. In 2017, she began publishing articles on youth mental health and well-being with platforms such as Teen Vogue and soon after collaborated with WE on the launch of their WE Well-Being Program.
Mental Health 101: General Awareness
Youth Mental Health and Well-Being - Student and Youth Audiences
Mental Health and Culture: An Exploration of the Nuances of Mental Health in Immigrant/Racialized Communities
Mental Health and Policy
Mental Health in Educational Settings: An Educator and Admin Focus on Student Well-Being
Well-Being in Advocacy and Activism: A Holistic Reflection of Navigating Well-Being in Social Justice and Advocacy Work
EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND ANTI-RACIST PRACTICE
Delicia often found it difficult to see pieces of her identity in those around her: leaders, musicians, and educators. Determined to rewrite the narrative for herself, she began a personal journey of unapologetically taking up space. Along the way, she grappled with the intersections of her identity as a person of colour and a child of immigrants, and a young person who was born and raised on unceded land now known as Canada. Developing a more critical lens and sharing her lived experience, Delicia hopes to take action in dismantling oppressive systems and rebuilding stronger foundations while on a humble journey of continual learning.
Unlearn, Learn: Solidarity, Intersectionality and Anti-Racist Practice
Equity and Anti-Racist Practice in Arts Leadership
"Speaker and advocate Delicia Raveenthrarajan shares her personal strategies for improving well-being."
- WE WELL-BEING (WE.ORG)