Scout Barbour-Evans, a student and flaxroots political leader. They whakapapa to Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa. They work as a volunteer in refugee resettlement, politics and pastoral care and if they were filling out a customs form they would list their occupation as a “professional volunteer”. Scout is disabled, mentally ill and transgender, and uses all of the experiences gathered from living with these identities to create transformative change every single day Scout Barbour-Evans, a student and flaxroots political leader living in Dunedin, New Zealand. They whakapapa to Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa. They work as a volunteer in refugee resettlement, politics and pastoral care and if they were filling out a customs form they would list their occupation as a “professional volunteer”. Scout is disabled, mentally ill and transgender, and uses all of the experiences gathered from living with these identities to create transformative change every single day. In Scout’s alleged spare time their hobbies include Netflix, pizza, baking, and spending time with their pet rats, Nacho and Sushi. Scout – we are really excited to have you joining our line up this year and we can’t wait to hear your inspiring story!!! This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx