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Audiences have used the following words to describe Ysabel’s speaking IMPACT:


  • Vulnerable
  • Inspirational
  • Safe
  • Honest
  • Respectful
  • Entertaining
  • Engaging
  • Raw
  • Humorous
  • Lighthearted
  • Useful
  • Uplifting
  • Breaking taboos
  • Clear & simple delivery
  • Comfortable

The Human Form of Sunshine

Do you need a presenter, panel participant, or interview guest? Look no further! I offer innovative and creative content that expands our views about mental health and suicide so we can receive and offer compassionate plus culturally relevant care.

My speaking engagements are meant to help mental health practitioners, health care professionals, college staff, and youth gain an understanding of:


  • The underlying social, cultural, and racial factors that increase suicide risk
  • The importance of curiosity, validation, and consent when supporting others
  • The systemic conditions and practices that impact our well-being
  • The power of language in constructing our view of suicide and mental health
  • The multiple complex purposes of suicidal thinking

Inspired Keynote Topics

Protecting Our Mental Health with Community Care

In this presentation, I explain the concept of Community Care as a form of mental health support. Participants are exposed to various strategies and tools to support their loved ones in times of stress and emotional intensity.

Entre Dos Mundos (Between Two Worlds): Surviving Assimilation as a 1.25 Generation Latine Immigrant

This presentation covers the multiple effects assimilation can have on the mental health of first-generation Latine immigrants through my lens. While listening to my story, participants learn about the process of assimilation and internalization of colorism, racial microaggressions, and familism as risk factors for suicidal ideation. Lastly, the concept of community care is explored as a means of protection against the harms of assimilation on mental health.

One Mosquito Bite is Enough: Racial Microaggressions and Mental Health

This presentation introduces participants to the concept of microaggressions and the harm they cause to the mental health of individuals across racial identities. Participants will explore the importance of addressing racial microaggressions and identify effective techniques for doing so.

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