Libby Trainor Parker
A funny, warm, engaging
perspective on health and wellbeing.
"A learning journey about real pain, real love, resilience and humour in the face of it."
Mindshare.org / Fringe 2021
Speaker, performer, author
Libby Trainor Parker is many things to all people: writer, performer, speaker, teacher, parent, partner, business owner owner and health advocate.
Diagnosed later in life with endometriosis and adenomyosis after a lifetime of mystery, Libby now dedicates her life to advocating for people with illness so they can be diagnosed, treated, and live a full life.
Author of the forthcoming book Endo Days (Wakefield Press), Libby has been instrumental and successful in lobbying for funds and raising awareness for endometriosis learning and awareness programs.
Libby is a popular MC and speaker, and can also be seen on stage as an award-winning cabaret performer and stand up comedian.
Available to speak at your event, run workshops or consult on health and wellbeing, Libby Trainor Parker brings education, knowledge, lived experience and a healthy dose of humour to everything she does.
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Libby has presented at conferences and events for such organisations as Pelvic Pain Foundation Australia, RMIT, UniSA, Australian Pain Society, Australian Coalition for Endometriosis, Melbourne Medical School, and has delivered briefings for State and Federal Parliament. She is a regular guest on ABC Radio Adelaide and UK Talk Radio.
An Adelaide Fringe stalwart, Libby has written and performed in a few comedy cabaret productions; among them: Box Set Blues, Truth, Beauty and Delusions of Grandeur and Endo Days (Winner of Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award - Best Cabaret). She loves a good parody song and can sometimes be spotted performing stand up comedy.
Set for release in EndoMarch 2022, Libby Trainor Parker's much anticipated book Endo Days tells the stories of patients, partners, people affected by endometriosis. Libby tells her own inspiring and heartbreaking tale of chronic illness and pain with a warmth and humour that will have you feeling like you're among friends.
"Endo Days is a frank, often funny and honest memoir told in a narrative journalism style, with Libby’s own story as the central narrative, drawing on interviews with others with endometriosis, their partners – male and female, doctors and specialists, researchers and the wider endo community."