Jemma O’Malley is in Grade 11 at Brentwood College College. She is originally from Cape Town, but has called the beautiful Cowichan Valley home for the last ten years. Jemma loves going on long walks with her dogs and buying houseplants with her friends. She is excited about delivering a Ted Talk because she believes that talking about the uncomfortable is necessary to overcome the challenges in life.

The Talk: Say Something

Jemma will be sharing a personal experience and talking about the importance of being vulnerable and reaching out for help. Her talk emphasizes the value of talking about one’s insecurities and to not feel ashamed about personal struggles. She hopes to encourage people to share their own experiences and to say something.