Xian Horn is a joyful half-Asian woman with Cerebral Palsy, who serves as teacher, speaker, beauty advocate, blogger, and Exemplar for the AT&T NYU Connect Ability Challenge toward the creation of Assistive Technology. In May 2017, she was named one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women's eNews.
Xian ran vocational workshops for the NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities for Disability Mentoring Day and has served the State Department's International Visitors Leadership Program's European delegation, and is on the State Department's Speaker's Bureau. She has spoken at the U.N., the New York Public Library, Barnard College, Williams College, Apple, and the ReelAbilities film festival (where she is the newest member of the Film Selection and Advisory Committees).
Xian has been featured in The White House Blog's Women Working To Do Good series, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, NBC News, Fox 5 and NY1 among others. In December of 2015, Xian starred in the Starlight Children's Foundation's PSA, Give Actually campaign. She is also a blogger for Positively Positive - a community of over 2.5 million readers.
Her latest endeavor is called Changeblazer, Inc, and advocacy, vocational and leadership consultancy working with organizations looking to diversify and focused in aiding the underserved - especially those with disabilities.