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Award-winning recording artist, disability rights activist, and founder of RAMPD

  • About Lachi

    As a globally touring performer, charting songwriter, public speaker, and cultural activist, Lachi uses her music, storytelling, and fashion platforms to amplify identity pride. Her musical works have debuted on national Dance charts, amassing millions of streams and placements on television, radio, and film. Born legally blind, Lachi advocates for Disability Culture and accessible spaces in the music industry and is widely known for partnering with the Recording Academy to bring accessibility to the GRAMMYs.

    From hosting the PBS American Masters series Renegades to appearing in national ads promoting accessibility, to walking New York Fashion Week and the Barbie Premiere pink carpet with a luxury glam cane, to belting ballads on the TEDx stage, to producing sci-fi audio dramas, Lachi incorporates disability culture into all aspects of her art, and art into all aspects of her activism. She has been featured in Essence, Good Morning America, the Los Angeles Times, and American Songwriter (among others) for her work bringing Disability Culture into the mainstream and for her brand of fashionable, upbeat, and unapologetic disability pride. Her anthemic disability pride tribute, “Lift Me Up,” with James Ian, peaked at #29 on the adult contemporary charts, gaining over 2 million streams in its first week.

    A leader in disability inclusion, Lachi is the founder of Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (RAMPD), the U.N.-recognized premiere professional platform and go-to voice concerning disability and neurodivergent representation in the music and events industries. RAMPD has had national recognition in Billboard, the New York TimesHollywood Reporter, and more for bringing opportunity and community to its members while providing inclusive tools, programming, and practices to its corporate partners. RAMPD has also partnered with the likes of Netflix, the Folk Alliance, and more, winning an IADA Anthem Award and Music Business Association Award and receiving Ford Foundation support for its work.

    Lachi currently serves on the GRAMMY Board as NY Chapter Governor and DEI Ambassador and advises for the National Independent Venue Association and Audio Engineering Society DEI Committees. Named a 2023 Adage “Leading Woman” and a JP Morgan/Chase “100 Women to Know,” Lachi keynotes at and collaborates with major music firms, Fortune 500s, universities, and non-profits—including the White House, BBC, Amazon, Google, Target, FOX, NBC/Universal, PepsiCo, and more—to promote identity pride in the intersectional space.

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  • Speaking Topics

    An Evening with Lachi

    As a firebrand entertainer, Lachi tours the country spreading an engaging message on inclusion, identity, and culture–from the corporate to the collegiate to the creative workspace–through her high-energy keynote piano/vocal performances. These performances incorporate powerful and comedic narratives as well as musical storytelling, encouraging full audience participation. Those in attendance walk away empowered to act and think more inclusively in the workplace and their personal lives—along with catching an entertaining show and having a great time.

    Centering Diversity, Accessibility, and Inclusion

    Lachi encourages participants to reshape their views on deeply established systemic inequalities in a world marked by rapid social change and heightened awareness. With a keen understanding of the current socio-political landscape, Lachi navigates through the nuances of building and fostering a more inclusive environment in your workplace, organization, or brand that not only acknowledges but celebrates our differences for the assets they are.

    As a woman of color with a disability, Lachi tailors this session with personal anecdotes to benefit her audience’s needs. Delving into practical strategies, actionable insights, and real-world case studies, she illuminates the myriad ways organizations and brands can center diversity and inclusion as integral components for a productive, innovative, and collective-goal-driven work ethos, and explores strategies that transcend physical and cognitive differences to ensure every member of an organization feels valued and empowered. Attendees gain valuable perspectives that will challenge, empower, and inspire proactive change, and leave with actionable insights to transform their culture and contribute to a more successful and compassionate future.

    Disability Culture and Identity

    A well-known expert on disability culture and identity, Lachi presents the rich tapestry of experiences and contributions unique to individuals with disabilities, neurodivergence, and other chronic or mental health conditions. She sheds light on the importance of recognizing and embracing the diversity within the disability community, challenging preconceptions, and fostering a more inclusive understanding of what it means to thrive in both personal and professional spheres.

    Lachi shares personal anecdotes and narratives from the disability community, historical figures, cultural icons, and her own experiences, providing valuable insights into the challenges faced and triumphs achieved. Attendees will gain an appreciation for the resilience and strength that defines disability and a deeper understanding of themselves and their own personal disability or neurodivergent journeys, resulting in an enlightening and transformative experience fostering self-growth, empathy, and uninhibited creative thinking.

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  • Praise for Lachi


    I consider her to be a […] dynamic woman who is a leader, not just in the music world, but in who she is as a human being and what she is sharing with us in the world.

    Judy Heumann, International Disability Rights Icon (1947-2023)

    We were thrilled to welcome Lachi as a featured speaker to the entire undergraduate student body. Lachi serves as a wonderful role model for musicians and industry professionals of any color, gender, genre, or ability, and we are so grateful that she shared her time and her story with our students.

    New York University Steinhardt Music Business School

    We loved Lachi! Her presentation was amazing, her energy was infectious, and her discussion topics were motivational, informative and thought provoking. The feedback we’ve received from attendees has been excellent.

    3 Play Media

    So many teachers and parents have commented on how much they loved Lachi’s performance and message. […] Lachi’s words resonated with everyone in the audience and inspired a fantastic evening.

    IDEAL School of Manhattan

    The event was amazing! We received really positive feedback from the members that attended. [They] learned a lot and enjoyed Lachi’s engaging personality and humor.

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