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Public Speaking & Advocating for the Arts & CPTSD

Jacqueline King offers her lived experience as a visual artist living with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to share with varied audiences as a speaker and advocate for the Arts & CPTSD/PTSD management. Jacqueline has a long history of public speaking engagement prior to suffering major trauma and brings a unique and refreshing approach to what might otherwise be often heavy topics covered. If you are considering a guest speaker for your next Arts, Disability or Mental Health event please make an enquiry.

Jacqueline is also Founder & Coordinator of an International collective of creatives living with CPTSD. Called cptsdlight it's a website & community established as a 'coming out and coming together' of those with CPTSD who use creativity to help manage their injury. To find out more about CPTSD and experience the extraordinary talent of artists and creatives around the world please visit the site at

Jacqueline also works with smaller groups like Fund Raising & Community Group events and can offer demonstrations or discussions on her glass practice and the experience of being an artist in regional Australia or she can offer presentations on her lived experience with CPTSD/PTSD or combine the two. Recent major speaking engagements include:

Complex Trauma Conference Byron Bay - 2014 - Byron Services Club Hosted by Premier House Psychology Lismore


12th National Rural Health Conference 2013 - The National Rural Health Conference is the largest regular public event on the agenda of those interested in improving health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia. The Conference potentially involves all sectors that can make a major contribution to the health of people in country Australia. It seeks to widen the rural and remote health community to include people involved in education, the environment, economic development and community services. It reminds us that the rural health community includes many people who live and work in the major cities and who care about the health of people from country areas. Special thanks go to Regional Arts NSW who helped make it possible for Jacqueline King to attend as a Guest Speaker.


Arts Activated Conference 2012 - The third Arts Activated conference was held at The Concourse in Chatswood, Sydney on 30 and 31 October 2012. Arts Activated, Australia’s only national arts and disability conference, brings together leading thinkers, artists, advocates, practitioners and producers with and without disability from across Australia and overseas. 350 delegates enjoyed two full days of presentations and performances on the theme of Desire and Destination, to network, debate, and further strengthen Australia’s arts and disability sector.

"I was at the Rural Health Conference...and saw your talk. I thought it was funny, inspiring but most of all honest." Louise Pascal - Online Editor & Journalist for Mindshare

"One of our Councillors, a paramedic, commented at our post-Conference meeting on the power of your words and the importance of the issues being raised." Lexia Smallwood - Council Business Manager, Publications Editor - National Rural Health Alliance