Chloé Hayden is an award-winning speaker, actor, author of a bestselling book, content creator with over a billion views, and a powerful disability rights activist and advocate. The heart of which these all intersect being her passion for creating change, celebrating diversity, and pushing towards a better future.
Diagnosed as autistic and ADHD at the age of thirteen and feeling ostracised from society, Chloé started an anonymous blog to share her feelings and to find a community and ended up building something bigger than she ever dreamed.
Chloé is a powerhouse in advocacy and a worldwide known name, with platforms of over half a million followers and over a billion views, with people around the world tuning into both her online content and her global tours to learn more about disabilities and to find comfort and connection in what she creates.
From working with high-profile organisations and individuals around the world, to working with The Australian Paramedics, Australian education system, Screen Australia and the Australian Government, right to teachers, parents, therapists, teenagers, kids, and other disabled folks, Chloé is sparking change to everyone that hears her message, demanding a future where everyone has an equal chance to thrive, and where differences are no longer belittled, but celebrated.
Chloé stars as Quinni in Netflix’s Heartbreak High, which has soared to number 1 in Australia, and top 10 in more than 45 countries. She has created history by being Australia’s first ever mainstream autistic actress, and one of the first autistic characters actually played by an autistic person, she’s also features in Taryn Brumfitts documentary ‘Embrace: Kids’.
At 2022 Australian Fashion Week, Chloé closed Australia’s first ever adaptive runway with her viral runway moment showcasing a jacket stating the words, ‘Fix The System, Not Me’, with Vogue calling it ‘a highlight and unmissable’, and Marie Claire calling it ‘the most powerful moment of Fashion Week.’
Chloé is the owner and creator of her disability clothing and support line, manufacturing sensory-friendly clothing and creating communication cards that are being used by psychologists, educators, and individuals globally. She is an ambassador for disability and mental health organisations across the globe.
Chloé’s book Different Not Less: A Neurodivergents Guide to Embracing Your True Self And Finding Your Happily Ever After, released in August this year, is an Australian and worldwide best seller, announced as a ‘a marvel’ by Senator Jordan Steele-John, and ‘powerful, packed with insights for building a future in which no one is left behind’ by Taryn Brumfitt- her sell-out book tour continues to draw hundreds of people to each event.
Chloé was the winner of The Marie Claire Women Of The Year 2022 - The Rising Star Award.
Chloé won the AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television) 2022 Audience Choice Award Best Actress.
Chloé is breaking down barriers and raising up voices and inclusion in every realm.
Through the use of her own story and a touch of pixie dust, Chloé shares what it’s like to be different and how to create a more inclusive world.
Different Not Less
Different Not Less
Personalised talks can be delivered depending on the audience and client.
Chloé has spoken to audiences as young as four, as well as to professors, educators and psychologists- and everyone in between. Chloé caters to and changes her talks to fit every audience and every group size.
Chloe Hayden on crafting her Heartbreak High character | Frankly | ABC TV + iviewChloe Hayden talks about creating her character Quinni on Heartbreak High and the importance of representation on the show.
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Dr Seuss once said, why fit in when you were born to stand out? And that’s what the delightful Chloé Hayden does. ... keep reading Destination Happiness