Speaker Series hosting mental health advocate M Abeo

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Written by: Seminole State Staff

The Seminole State Speaker Series will host its fourth event of the 2022-23 academic year on Thursday, Feb. 23, with a presentation by mental health advocate M Abeo  (they/them), who will discuss how to unearth your trauma. 

  • When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Building C or watch live via streaming video
  • Topic: Unearth Your Trauma
M Abeo

During the presentation, M will share their personal story regarding how learning to care for their plants showed them where they were neglecting their own self-care. They will share six plant-as-metaphor steps they created to help us move through their healing journey.


• How we can learn to heal, using plant life as a guide.
• The six steps to unearth trauma and create space for growth.
 • How COVID-19 changed the way we take care of ourselves.

In addition to being a mental health advocate, M is also a speaker, podcast host, producer and photographer, and creator of the Faces of Fortitude movement which began as a project consisting of a series of portraits documenting the healing of those affected by suicide. In just three years it has grown into a movement that consists of TEDx and other public speaking events, traveling gallery exhibits, the Face to Faces Podcast, portrait sessions and two upcoming books. 

The presentation will include a Q&A session.

Seminole State’s Speaker Series is co-sponsored by Addition Financial. All Speaker Series events are free and open to the public. The views expressed by speakers are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Seminole State College of Florida, its Board of Trustees, employees, students, alumni or partners.

For more information, please visit seminolestate.edu/speaker-series.

About the Speaker Series

Each year, the Seminole State Speaker Series welcomes speakers representing diverse views and interests. The Speaker Series is co-sponsored by Addition Financial. For more information and view a list of previous speakers at Seminole State, visit www.seminolestate.edu/speaker-series/previous-speakers