As my profile has risen over the years since I started Black Eye, I’ve been called on more and more to speak at various companies and organizations about issues ranging from increasing representation to antiracism and presumption reduction.
To date, I’ve given presentations at the professionals network Vital Japan, Toppan Printing Co. and the U.S. Embassy, as well as media organizations such as the Japan Magazine Publishers Association, The New York Times, and TV stations NHK and TBS. I’ve also lectured at Tokyo, Keio and Waseda universities, to name a few. Most recently I spoke at a Twitter Asia Pacific event.
The media talks I give have always been the most rewarding, as I know what I say could eventually have impact on the broader society. Presentations are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the audience, of course, but one thing that comes up in all of them is that these companies now realize globalization is going to require a bit more of them than they’d previously believed.