Keynote: Daniella Carter
Founder of Daniella's Guestbook
Daniella is a lifelong advocate for LGBTQ+ youth. She has given speeches at local, national, and international events, including panel discussions with political leaders and dignitaries.
She spoke at TED Talks Live and also delivered talks during TEDxABQ and TEDxMidAtlantic. Carter appeared in a Puma campaign alongside Cara Delevingne and shared her experience with youth homelessness at the Human Rights Campaign’s “Time to Thrive Conference.” She was recognized on the 2015 Trans 100 list and attended the Obama White House’s Annual Emerging Leaders Day, highlighting 100 Black leaders. She has appeared on BBC, Grammys, MSNBC, Good Morning America, ABC News, the New York Daily News, People Magazine, Forbes.com and in the New York Times.
Daniella initiated a project to bring visibility to trans youth issues and has collaborated with Miss Universe and others to share their experiences in overcoming homelessness. She has worked with her mentor Laverne Cox and was featured in the Emmy award-winning MTV & Logo documentary, Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word. Daniella’s message transcends boundaries of race, class, and gender, focusing on the intersection of identities. Most recently, in fall 2020, she participated in a groundbreaking ADCOLOR panel on LGBTQ inclusion in advertising with GLAAD and Peppermint. She also spoke about trans issues on a Vote America panel alongside Mary L. Trump and GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. She is also the subject of an episode of Robin Roberts’ Thriver Thursday series.
In August 2020, she launched ‘Daniella’s Guestbook’ in partnership with creative agency SpecialGuest.co. ‘Daniella’s Guestbook, a site and Instagram channel, spotlights the work of BIPOC creators to unlock employment opportunities in advertising and creative industries for them and other BIPOC creators.