Eva Echo (she/they) is an activist, writer and public speaker with a focus on transgender rights and mental health. She uses her own experiences to shed light on what it is to be transgender and to challenge the obstacles which gender diverse people face within today’s society. She is a brand ambassador for the London Transgender Clinic, part of Gendered Intelligence’s GIANTS programme, a member of the We Create Space advisory board and is Head of Communication and Engagement at Birmingham Pride. She also sits on the Crown Prosecution Service’s hate crime panel and is one of Pride Life Global’s Pride Inclusion advocates. Eva has been a Guinness World Record holder for drumming (World’s Largest Full Drum Kit Ensemble) since 2012.
As a proud trans woman, Eva’s story and work have been featured at both national and international level, with appearances in publications such as Metro, Refinery29, Boots Health & Beauty, Cosmopolitan, Pride Life and iNews, in addition to appearances on ITV and being nominated for a National Diversity Award for 2 consecutive years, in the positive role model (LGBT) category. She has delivered and facilitated keynote speeches and discussions to advocate for D&I within numerous organisations, including BP, Facebook, King’s College London and the NHS. Eva founded the #PassItOn campaign, which created discussion around trans and non-binary image standards, in addition to better representation of trans and non-binary body types in the media. Her message is simple: be your own kind of beautiful.