Matthew Joseph Diaz

Public Speaker & Social Media Activist 

Matt Joseph Diaz (they/them) is a social media advocate, writer and public speaker focused on radical body positivity, LGBTQ+ rights and racial equity. Matt began their work in 2015 after they went viral for sharing their excess skin from extreme weight loss, leading to their focus on "mindful vulnerability," a strategy of practicing honesty on social media while prioritizing your own mental and emotional safety. Matt lives in Minneapolis, MN, and spends their days working as Director of Communications at a local non-profit working to end homelessness.