Testimonials

Robyn is on Campus Pride’s “Hot List” of their “Top 25 LGBT Favorites”

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“Every year Campus Pride picks the most diverse, provocative, inspiring and enlightening artists/speakers to provide to your student organization a recommendation of the BEST OF THE BEST in planning your campus events and activities. The artists/speakers listed are not only our SIZZLING HOT PICKS but they also rate highly among recommendations from LGBT young adults at colleges and universities across the country.” -Campus Pride website

“Robyn has probably done more than any other person in the U.S. and perhaps even the world to educate the general public about bisexuality. She compiled and edited the international Bisexual Resource Guide, which has enabled thousands of bisexuals to find each other and bi-supportive organizations. She has taught some of the first college courses on bisexuality. She has given countless workshops and presentations at colleges, conferences, and just about any place that will have her. And every decade or so, when the mainstream media rediscovers that bisexuals exist, Robyn patiently answers their often uninformed questions and lets them know that bisexuality is not a phase, not a fence, and not a fad.” -Brett-Genny Beemyn, Director of the Stonewall Center, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

“Meeting you was such a blast! You are absolutely BRILLIANT, and life-changing! The campus response from both students and faculty has been nothing but positive!” -Colton Ferrell, Southwestern University, TX       

“You are soooooo AWESOME! Best two hours I ever sat still through! You are truly the most engaging speaker I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing.” -Chevy Ocasio, Kutztown University, PA

“THANK YOU again for your superlative presentation today! You were wonderful – funny, disarming, inspiring and full of insights. The feedback we received afterward was highly complimentary. We couldn’t be prouder to showcase you and hope the enclosed poster serves an ongoing reminder of this very productive event.”-Tom Kulaga, Co-Chair, GLBT & Allies Network, New York Times Company

“I just wanted to thank you again for the amazing talk you gave in my Women and Sexuality class and the presentation on Beyond Binaries. I love that you get the audience involved; you’re just as interested in our stories as we are in yours and that truly makes a wonderful speaker and role model.” -Julie Sullivan, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

“Your presentation in my class was everything I had hoped it would be: thought-provoking and important in a very accessible way. You do such great educational work!!”-Anne Phibbs, University of Minnesota

“I’m a student in several gender studies courses. For me, your lecture was amazing because it connected in so many ways to what I’ve been doing in classes all semester. But I also loved it because you opened up so many minds. Since the crowd was people who are either in Rainbow Alliance, or friends of people in Rainbow Alliance, nobody attending could necessarily be accused of having a closed mind per se, but I think many of the people there did consider sexuality (and gender) as black or white. Your lecture and the activity in the lecture really helped people understand the complexity behind gender and sexuality.” -Chris Hoffman, University of Pittsburgh

“Thank you so very much for your wonderful program last night. Students and staff who attended are buzzing about what they heard! Your engaging presentation style and insightful observations served to educate students about bisexuality in a way they will certainly remember.” -Karen Jacobus, Coordinator, Health Education, Mt. Holyoke College

“Robyn, thanks once again for being so amazing and giving our youth another fun and educationalPride Parade experience. They just love you!!!” -Kirsten Freni, Adult Leader, North Shore (MA) LGBT youth group

“It was indeed our pleasure to have you here. The word was, ‘She’s REALLY cool.’ It does my heart good for our students to be exposed to such positive role models, and you fit the bill quite nicely. Also, your workshop really opened some minds, some in particular that really needed opening.” -Professor Charles LoPresto, Loyola University

“Are you going to be coming to MBLGTACC this year? Please say yes. You were SO wonderful last year, I went to your Beyond Binaries and Labels presentations last year and everything you said was fantastic and illuminating. I really hope we get to see you this year!” -RB, Creighton University

“As a participant in the Midwest BLGTA College Conference, I would like to thank you for your passionate and inspiring keynote. Your encouraging words helped me to look around and remember that we are a COMMUNITY, and the sight of so many of us in the same room brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for your long-standing example of strength, courage and the quest for universal equality. I have returned to school refreshed and revitalized, ready to take on issues that had previously begun to overwhelm me. It is my hope that I can pass along that feeling of strength to others in the same way you instilled it in me.” -Jess, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

“I just wanted to thank you personally for the workshop last night – it was one of those things that change the way you look at the world in general, and that doesn’t happen very often.” -Ryan Thoreson, Harvard University

“I really, really enjoyed your Break Out Session and your Keynote Address. I found your ideas challenging and provocative, and your style energizing, engaging, and eminently warm and accepting. Thanks so much for coming to the Conference – we were all very lucky for your presence.” -Jon, Northwestern University

“You give so much to the LGBT community and it certainly does not go unnoticed. Your workshops are always so interesting and thought provoking, but so incredibly uplifting as well. You make people feel like they matter and that they have the power to do something about the issues that concern them, even if it’s something small on an individual level. That is a beautiful gift.” -Kristen Smith, University at Albany

“Ah Robyn, you really are the goddess they said you’d be. I can’t thank you enough for making my first event a really memorable and successful one. I learned so much personally. And I know you had a huge impact on everyone who came. Thank you!” -Brian Buford, University of Louisville

“Hey Robyn, Thanks for doing some AMAZING workshops at True Colors! You’re definitely one of the best presenters I’ve seen in my 6 years at the conference, and will definitely be back to at least one of your workshops next year.” – Courtney Williams , Simmons College

“Robyn, thank you for the time you spent with our faculty and LGBTQ students. One person described their time with you as being at an ‘LGBTQ spa,’ so I think it’s safe to say that you recharged a lot of batteries and renewed and refreshed the spirits of our faculty and students. Thank you.” –Kimberly, University of Illinois, Springfield

“Thank you so much for coming to SUNY Fredonia. You were the best speaker we have ever had here. I really cannot wait to have you here again next year.” -Andrew Platt, SUNY Fredonia

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