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Marvelous has had a life full of transformative experiences. She was diagnosed with HIV in 1995, during a period when HIV was considered a death sentence in a country where treatment was not easily available. Due to lack of HIV treatment to prevent vertical transmission, she lost her baby at 6 months. While on treatment, she decided to have another baby in 2005, unfortunately, she also lost her son due to other health complications. In her teenage years, her mother was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and Bipolar. Recently, she went through a devastating separation from her husband of 17 years and this experience has both been destructive and liberating.

Marvelous lives by her philosophy of embracing challenges and pushing boundaries to achieve our highest potential. She draws on lessons learned in extreme environments to motivate and inspire her audiences to reach their goals and overcome challenges. 


Topics include:

  • Fearless Living: Rising Above Fear and Worry

  • A journey of Care & Compassion: Supporting Ourselves and Each Other  

  • Humanizing HIV/AIDS and its (re)stigmatizing effects

  • Talking HIV: Sex and sexual health in our communities

  • Financial tracking: Creating and maintaining a budget; setting goals


​Consultant to various non-profit and for-profit organizations involved in social justice, women empowerment, youth development and social services. She inspires audiences to rethink their beliefs about leadership and organizational culture, and tailors the message to focus on engagement, execution, change, safety, diversity, leadership, teamwork, innovation, accountability, and more.

Topics include:

  • Diversity and Inclusion within the workplace

  • Grant and Financial Management

  • Supervise, motivate and lead

  • Growing groups from an informal networking to a more structured collaborative with a leadership team, and resources needed to achieve full potential.

  • HIV in the Workplace



A sought-after keynote, motivational speaker, Marvelous delivers various keynotes per year, chairs conference sessions, and has spoken at several prestigious events including International AIDS Conference, Canadian Association for HIV Research Conference, WomenNOW Gathering, European Social Forum, BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs (BCAPOP) Conference, etc


Marvelous' unique personal story and creative adventures have provided her with a platform to encourage others to find freedom and take action. With a sense of humour, personal insight and vulnerability,  she keeps the audience engaged  and thrilled.

Inspiring Keynote Addresses:

  • Silence & Stigma: Pregnancy and HIV for Black Women

  • Gender-based Inequities and Violence

  • Youth and HIV:  Contextualizing their realities and silences

  • Migration Journey: Refugee/Immigrants' pathways to health

  • Marvelous' Journey: From Victim to Victory

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