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Organizations are seeking meaningful cultural change, but don't quite know where to begin. I develop a custom roadmap that addresses your unique needs and brings about true transformation.

MEET FATIMA.

Speaker. Consultant. Trainer. Advocate.

Hello, and welcome! I'm Fatima M. Smith, a “social mom-trepreneur,” survivor, and fierce advocate for communities of color. I'm also the Founder of FMS Speaks, a platform that trains, educates, and equips institutions looking to enhance their Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) initiatives. 

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Areas of Expertise

Justice, Equity,

Diversity, & 

Inclusion

I utilize a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) approach because often diversity and inclusion are used as coded language that does not center justice, equity or liberation.

Bystander

Intervention

Explores the different types of bystander, obstacles and strategies to intervening through small group discussion and real world examples.

Bravery

and

Burnout

As organizations are making an effort to make brave and bold moves to be responsive to racial and social injustice, we must address how we find balance between moving the organization forward and supporting staff that belong to historically oppressed groups.

Consent &

Healthy

Relationships

Get the basics of seeking and receiving consent through everyday activities. We will learn a practical definition of consent; role play in small groups, and identify obstacles and misconceptions of consent

Who I Collaborate With 

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K-12 Schools

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Colleges & Universities

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Parents

&

Youth Serving Organizations

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Non-profits

&

Religious Organizations

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Corporations

&

Small Businesses

We all have the power to make this world safer and more inclusive for all. Are you ready to do your part?

"Fatima's perspective on micro-aggressions were really engaging and held me changed my views on what is acceptable and what is not."

Addressing Micro-aggressions & Stereotypes participant, September 2021

"Fatima is very engaging of the entire audience. She gave great insight for my work I can use immediately."

12th Annual VA Crimes Against Children Conference
Workshop title: Shifting from Diversity to Justice: Conversations for Action Participant, September 2021

"You are SO skilled at what you do, and created a very safe yet thought-provoking space for each of us to learn and grow!"

Creating an inclusive volunteer experience: recruitment & retention participant, September 2020

 
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Collaborations

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