Molly Burke

Molly Burke

Blind and bullied. Educate, Motivate, Inspire.
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  • Being You: Finding Yourself, Your Way In The World & The Hope Inside You (Youth)
  • Light Up Your Life: Celebrating You, Helping Others & Finding Hope (Teens & Young Adults)
  • A Light In The Dark: Realizing Potential, Giving Back & Finding Hope (Adult & Corporate)
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    At just four-years‐old, Molly Burke’s world became a little bit darker: she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a rare retinal disease causing loss of vision. Despite this, and the ensuing obstacles and hardships she faced, it wasn’t long before she began bringing light into the lives of others. Molly began public speaking at the age of five as an ambassador for The Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada. Since then, she has inspired thousands with her story.

    Over the years, as Molly’s vision deteriorated, her confidence and optimism only strengthened; but not without struggle or adversity. As a student she was tormented by bullies, and suffered from depression and anxiety. It wasn’t until she found the strength to face her challenges, and the courage to reach out to others, that she came to see the light and find hope.

    As a motivational speaker, Molly has travelled the world sharing her story with youth, families and corporate organizations. She has spoken on We Day stages across North America and the UK in front of audiences as large as 20,000. Molly has shared stages with some of entertainments biggest names; Demi Lovato, Macklemore, Martin Sheen and Magic Johnson, to name a few. She has worked with activist like Martin Luther King III, Archbishop Demond Tutu, Malala Yousafzai and the Kielburger brothers.

    In 2009 Molly was awarded the Oakville YMCA Peace Award for outstanding contributions towards developing understanding in the community. She ran with the Paralympic torch for the winter games and won the title of Miss Teen Canada International 2010. Molly was also a correspondent on the Orange Carpet for the 2013 TeenNick Halo Awards in Los Angeles. In the Fall of 2015 Molly was a panelist at a roundtable discussion on entrepreneurship and youth leadership with Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

    Molly enjoys downhill skiing, horseback riding, crafting lyrics, and practicing yoga. She is certified in Reiki and is a passionate Guide Dog user and advocate. Alongside her successful motivational speaking career she models for mental health awareness clothing company Wear Your Label and co-hosts a weekly national television show, AMI This Week.

    Molly openly shares her experiences of overcoming adversity and embracing diversity, connecting with her audiences at a very personal, emotional, and relatable level. She believes that we all have the strength within us to survive any challenge, and learn how to thrive from those struggles. Molly encourages others to let go of the past and look to the future with bright eyes and a positive outlook. Her goal is to educate, motivate and inspire others to find peace, happiness and achieve their goals, even in the darkest days.

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    “Molly Burke shared her story to audiences small and large, always with big impact. She addressed the annual We Day audiences totalling over 180,000 students and educators.”
    --Craig Kielburger (Co-Founder of Free the Children, Me to We & We Day)

    “Molly is an impactful and authentic speaker who makes us all realize that we are capable of much more than we thought possible. She is an inspiration for us all.”

    “Molly is my inspiration, through all of the trouble she has experienced, she kept going. Not only persevering through life but getting the most out of it. When I feel most down I just remember what Molly signifies to me; that no matter what life throws at you, you must keep going.”
    – Amanda Johnson (Student)

    “The word ‘heroine’ is sadly overused these days, but not when it comes to Molly Burke. Molly is a truly caring professional who speaks from the heart – her words are not only inspiring and motivating, but are packed with wisdom and lessons of empowerment for any age, from all walks of life. Her ability to connect onstage and offstage is second to none, and she has the power to change the lives of everyone in the audience for the better."
    --eOne Music Canada

    “I have been fortunate enough to see Molly live in several venues, with a variety of audiences over the past few years. In each case, the students and staff have been fully enthusiastic and engaged, leaving inspired to make a difference in their own lives and in the community that surrounds them. Encompassing themes of ableism, bullying, activism, advocacy and resiliency, her message is one of challenge and triumph which everyone can connect to.”
    – Tracy Beck (Teacher)

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