Reflections on LGBTQ+ History Month

It is LGBTQ+ History Month in February. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎 2024 marks 21 years since Section 28 was repealed. The law which banned the “promotion of homosexuality” in schools. Limiting education in this way had significant effect in the UK, and it’s damaging legacy is far from over. Current legislation here still excludes trans people from the […]

Reflections on being unapologetically yourself

What does it mean to be unapologetically yourself? Open about the things which drive you and make you unique. Real about the knottier stuff. I am not always unapologetic. And yet, I live to connect. Like lots of people, some of my protected characteristics are not obvious. While this can be a privilege when existing […]

Reflections on mental health

I'm entering 2024 pretty exhausted by both the state of the world and some personal challenges. I have seen several posts in recent months across social media asking more of the UK government regarding mental health. This seems unlikely based on the hate fuelled rants aimed at marginalised groups coming from (unelected) leaders recently. Instead […]

Reflections on TV Shows – Heartstopper

Heartstopper is a joyful show with positive and diverse LGBTQIA+ representation. The sort of representation of young queer people I dreamed of as a baby-bisexual in the late nineties to early aughts. It can also be triggering or upsetting when comparing the experiences and support network of the young characters to our own experiences as […]

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