Romario Wanliss, the successful entrepreneur and filmmaker known by many as Mr Black Branson, has a turbulent past behind him. Having faced family rejection, homelessness, depression and bullying, in 2010 he came close to ending his own life – but he chose not to. Instead he decided to share his story with the world. Today Romario lives by his motto “Share a Story – Save a life”, a motto he will expand on in this inspirational session on overcoming adversity and the power of storytelling. The session also features a screening of BBC Newsbeat’s documentary “Transgender: Back to Jamaica”.
Romario Wanliss is the entrepreneur, filmmaker and motivational speaker possibly best known for founding PureGender, an online shop for members of the transgender community. He recently featured in BBC Newsbeat’s documentary “Transgender: Back to Jamaica”, he is a Prince’s Trust Ambassador, helping young people start their own businesses, and he is a trans rights activist working to promote access to care for trans individuals in Jamaica.
We are very proud to welcome Romario Wanliss to Transforming Cinema.