I Am Me
- Motivational Speaker
Patrick Dati is an advocate committed to helping victims say three simple words: “I have survived!” Author
Patrick’s memoir, “I AM ME: Survivor Of Child Abuse And Bullying Speaks Out”, details the lifelong effects of childhood rape by serial killer John Wayne Gacy, the bullying he endured from an older brother and his torturous coming out story as a Catholic man.
My message is clear: “You and me can stop bullies!” Patrick speaks from experience. By telling his story, he turns TRAGEDY into TRIUMPH.
Patrick is an advocate for a number of local and national organizations devoted to the promotion of LGBTQ rights and prevention of child abuse and bullying.
Today, I am a voice, a dedicated advocate, for all victims of abuse—each person who has ever suffered sexual abuse, bullying, or the need to hide who they really are. My life is now dedicated to each of those persons so he or she can become himself or herself and live his or her life—so each of them can say: I AM ME!
Patrick is an advocate and speaker for several organizations devoted to promoting LGBTQ rights and to preventing childhood abuse and bullying. These organizations include Center on Halsted (Chicago’s community center dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of the LGBTQ community); Teach Antibullying, Inc.; Dreamcatchers for Abused Children; The National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse; and RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network). Patrick graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Broadcast Communications.
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- Mr. Patrick DatiAuthor, Motivational Speaker and Advocate