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Creating inclusion for LGBTIQ students

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Author, speaker and life coach Tracey Horton has been appointed as a guest lecturer at Griffith University's Queensland-wide to educate future teachers on creating inclusion for LGBTIQ students.

Drawing on her own personal experience as a family violence and sexual abuse survivor, Horton strives to teach others how to tap into their sensitivities, and open their arms to minority groups.

“Over 4.6% of Australian teenagers identify as LGBTIQ, and as such, it is important that teachers of the future are equipped with tools to create inclusion for all,” said Horton.

“My secret is I believe in people, I believe that everyone, no exceptions, can be anything they want to be, I have no agenda or arrogance because truly I came from nothing to finding all this out for myself.”

Boasting a 100% success rate in motivating and inspiring people, Horton’s seminars revolve around her four mantras of life.

“You are ALL you need, you are your greatest asset. You are ALWAYS in control, you hold the pen, you write the story, no matter what happens to you, YOU decide its power. You can ACHIEVE anything you want, if you fail, that’s ok, get up tomorrow and go again. You ABSOLUTELY deserve a life that you are madly in love with.”

Last year, she took out the prestigious Exceptional Woman of Excellence Award at the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi, India.

Apart from being a highly sought-after motivational speaker and life coach, Horton's self-published first offering, “The Unhappy Smile” has achieved critical and commercial success internationally.

“I have laid out my life in The Unhappy Smile, there is no room to hide after this,” said Horton.

“It's a self-help book with my story woven through it, there are exercises at the end of every chapter to help readers work through their own challenges."

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