Akii Ngo (they/them)

Headshot of Akii Ngo sitting in a black fluffy chair against a white background

Akii (they/them) is a community leader and international multi-award-winning disability, gender equity advocate and activist who is deeply passionate about disability rights, intersectionality, inclusion and co-design. They are a proud, young, disabled, neurodivergent (Autistic & ADHD), trans non-binary and Queer person of colour. Akii is a consultant, trainer, educator, presenter, Accessibility Manager at Sydney WordPride and a Senior Co-design & Engagement Advisor at the NDIA. Akii is Councillor on the Victorian Disability Council and a 2022 United Nations International Day of People with Disability Ambassador.  

A first-generation Aussie from a refugee background, who lives with multiple complex chronic illnesses and disabilities. An intimate partner (IPV) and family violence (FV) survivor-advocate, who sits on advisory committees across Australia within the gender, mental health, LGBTIQA+ and human rights sectors.  One of Akii’s main disabilities is a direct result of IPV which Akii has bravely shared publicly in their extensive violence prevention work, as people, particularly girls, women and non-binary people with disability are disproportionately impacted. 

Akii is dedicated to accessibility, universal design, non-tokenistic representation and is a fierce advocate for people with chronic pain, chronic illness, and disabilities (apparent or hidden) due to their own lifetime of lived experiences. Akii is also an experienced, agency-represented and internationally published model and actor – working to challenge the perception and create a positive change within the media, fashion and beauty industry for appearance diversity (i.e. surgical scars), disabled individuals, young people, mobility aid users, trans, gender-diverse and POC communities. 

Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.