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DEI Spotlight Events - January 2022

Mariangela "M" Abeo to Discuss Mental Health in the LGBTQIA+ Community and Beyond

Mariangela "M" Abeo

NOVA is excited to welcome, in partnership with the MEC, renowned mental health advocate, speaker, podcast host, and photographer Mariangela “M” Abeo (they/them) to the MEC!

A passionate advocate for mental health, M is the creator of the Faces of Fortitude, a project consisting of a series of portraits documenting the healing of those affected by suicide. Faces of Fortitude has since grown into a movement that has included a TEDx presentation, a traveling gallery, a podcast, portrait sessions, and two upcoming books. The inspiration for this project began after M lost their brother to suicide, and survived their own attempt as a teen. M now lives in Seattle and is working on a fine art book with poetry and photography about depression, as well as a memoir entitled The House of M.

M will be presenting their remarks on Monday, January 24th, from 1-2 PM, at the MEC (exact location TBD). For more information about that event, please keep an eye on this page, or contact a member of DEI office.