iO Tillett Wright

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iO Tillett Wright is an artist, activist, actor, speaker, TV host and writer. His work deals with identity, be it through photography and the Self Evident Truths Project/We Are You campaign, or on television as the co-host of MTV’s Suspect. iO has exhibited artwork in New York and Tokyo, was a featured contributor on Underground Culture to T: The New York Times Style Magazine. He has had photography featured in GQ, Elle, New York Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine. iO is a regular speaker at Universities, discussing expanding one's circle of normalcy, and embracing those that are different than you. A native New Yorker, iO is now based in Los Angeles.


iO is a seasoned public speaker. His TED talk "Fifty Shades Of Gay" has been viewed in excess of 2.6 million times. He has delivered keynote speeches on topics to do with expanding one's circle of normalcy, activism, art, and surviving adversity at Stanford, Georgetown, OSU, and countless others, as well as The Atlantic Summit for The Atlantic Magazine, the Matthew Shepard Symposium, and Invisible Children's Fourth Estate Summit. He has also appeared on network television as a commentator.

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