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Rowan Ellis

Rowan Ellis is an author and speaker known for her educational online content and advocacy work in the LGBTQ+ community.


About Rowan Ellis

Rowan Ellis is an award-winning author, YouTuber, and speaker known for her educational online content and advocacy work in the LGBTQ+ community.

She produces long form video essays on YouTube for an audience of over 275,000 subscribers about LGBTQ+ issues, representation, and pop culture – exploring everything from cinematic deep dives to lesser known moments of queer history. Her channel has amassed over 24 million views.

Her debut non-fiction book for teen girls “Here and Queer: A Queer Girl’s Guide To Life” was published by Quarto in 2022. Her expertise has led to work as a speaker, panellist and facilitator at events including comic book and pop culture conventions, book launches, university events, and internal corporate initiatives with clients ranging from the American Embassy in London to the Universities of Cambridge, UCL, and Oxford.

She co-hosts the Queer Movie Podcast, where she discusses LGBQT+ cinema from unrated gems to new releases with special industry guests.

Her work has been covered in publications including Forbes, The Guardian, Teen Vogue, Elle UK, and the BBC.

To book LGBTQ Speaker Rowan Ellis, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech topics

Rowan Ellis’ speech topics include, but are not limited to:

History / Activism:

  • Moral Panic: Is LGBTQ+ History Repeating Itself?
  • Activism 201: A Practical Guide to Making A Difference

LGBTQ+ Representation:

  • LGBTQ+ Representation in Film and TV
  • What Asexuality Can Teach Us About Love
  • Finding Queer Joy: A Guided Discussion

Social Media/YouTube:

  • YouTube and Social Change/How to Use YouTube For Good
  • The Creative Critic: How Video Essays Are Made
  • Getting Started on YouTube: A Workshop for Young People

Creative Writing

  • Creating Plot and Character: The FWEND Method



Here you can find links to books by Rowan Ellis. For bulk book orders for your event please speak with a member of the team.

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"It was truly one of the best panel discussions I’ve seen recently and despite organising, I still felt like I walked away with new perspectives."

US Embassy

"Rowan was an absolute delight to welcome into our space. Her diligence and extensive preparation meant that she was professional and approachable in the delivery of her workshop for us on the experiences of Asexual and Aromantic people. The young persons were highly engaged with the session and left feedback reflective of the value that they gained from her presentation and activity."

Mosaic LGBTQ+ Youth Charity

"Rowan was a fantastically engaging chairperson during our Pride YA panel! She prioritised author care and attention to detail to curate an entertaining and educational book event."


"We were delighted to welcome Rowan to our panel on LBT+ women's mental health and wellbeing. Rowan spoke confidently and passionately on the representation of queer women in media, whilst reminding the panel of the potential pitfalls of non-realistic, overly positive portrayals of mental health, which can be a delicate balance. It was especially interesting to hear Rowan speak about identities seen less frequently on screen, such as asexuality. Rowan's videos are consistently well-polished, and evidently well-researched and her talent in public speaking is no different."

National LGBT Partnership

"I recently had the pleasure of working with Rowan as the host of our BFI Flare 2024 panel discussion “Dressed to Express: Storytelling through Costume” aimed at aspiring screen creatives aged 16-25. From the outset, Rowan demonstrated a deep understanding of our event’s theme and audience, effortlessly guiding the discussion towards practical insights and advice. Her ability to steer the conversation towards actionable tips while keeping the atmosphere warm and approachable truly elevated the experience of our attendees. Rowan’s warmth and approachability not only made her easy to work with, but helped put our panellists at ease, fostering an environment conducive to open and engaging dialogue. I’m excited to collaborate with Rowan again in the future and highly recommend their services to anyone seeking a skilled and personable event host."

The British Film Institute (BFI Southbank)

"A enlightening, inspiring and informative keynote. Rowan gave a powerful and inspiring presentation, but also weaved through a personal thread that was immensely moving."


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