Jake and Hannah Graf
Jake and Hannah are inspiring, compelling and engaging speakers on gender, equality and diversity.
They work tirelessly to represent the wider transgender community both in the UK and internationally, seizing every opportunity to increase acceptance and understanding . They have presented keynote speeches, fireside chats and Q&As on a wide variety of themes and are best known for their documentary Our Baby: A Modern Miracle which was on Channel 4.
Jake is a London based actor, writer and director whose first nine award winning films have screened at over 100 festivals worldwide. His first feature film ‘Lavender’ is in development with BAFTA nominated MisFits Entertainment (‘McQueen’), and he is currently working on two television drama pilots. Jake uses the medium of films to elicit positive change, giving representation to rarely seen characters and stories and promoting acceptance and understanding. All are used as educational tools in universities, schools, prisons and media events internationally.
Recent roles include ITV’s Butterfly, DBO’s ‘Different For Girls’ and opposite Keira Knightley in feature film ‘Colette’.
He is a patron for Mermaids, akt and Ditch The Label and a judge for the European Diversity Awards, The Rainbow Honours, The Iris Prize Film Festival and The National Diversity Awards.
HANNAH GRAF MBE
Hannah is a Captain in the British Army. She commissioned in 2010 and since that time has commanded soldiers across the world including in Germany, Canada, Kenya and Afghanistan. Hannah is also a transgender woman and her personal story of transition captured the imagination of the nation in 2015.
A true advocate for equality, she used her public profile to promote a realistic portrayal of transgender individuals in the UK, becoming an inspiration to many. Outside the Army she acts as Patron for the charity Mermaids and is an ambassador for LGBT Sport in Wales. Her work in diversity has won her several accolades including Cosmopolitan Woman of the Year, an honorary fellowship from Cardiff University and in June 2019, an MBE for her work updating LGBTQ policy in the British Army.
“Charismatic, passionate, and informed speakers… Their honesty around transition and candid answers to questions was endearing, and we have had only positive
feedback f rom our event. Jake and Hannah were a pleasure to work with happy to adapt to whatever style of speech we wanted them to deliver, and their charity work brought a lot of new faces to our company”