Reece, also known as the Southern Fried Asian (because of her experience growing up as a Korean-American in Arkansas), is no stranger to the desperate need for suicide prevention, having suffered multiple significant traumas in her early childhood and later fighting major depression throughout her formative and adult years.
She is a powerfully engaging story teller who conveys passion by drawing from her own tragic and rewarding experiences. Reece deftly blends humor, education, and enthralling stories in a unique and memorable manner to compel any audience to become advocates and leaders for social change. She uses hard learned lessons to empower audiences to overcome life’s obstacles.
She is a staunch mental health activist who is not afraid to tackle a difficult issue head on. She holds multiple roles as well as volunteer positions that allow her to champion grassroots efforts geared toward improving mental health awareness and access. Most recently, Reece was added as an inaugural member of the newly formed Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Lived Experience Advisory Committee.
Reece strives to raise awareness of the issues of suicide, interpersonal violence, mental health, substance use disorders, diversity/inclusion, and interpersonal communication. She acts as a social entrepreneur connecting, educating, and empowering stakeholders on their unique roles and assets when dealing with social issues within their communities.
Her expertise provides the perfect foundation for building a strong and successful suicide prevention, mental health, social justice, or nonprofit movement.
Contact her today to grow your organization’s impact.