I am a board member for Be:Trans Support and Development. As well as offering support and advocacy for trans people across the North East of England we provide training to a number of local and national organisations.We also organise events to mark important community days such as Trans Day of Visibility and Transgender Day of Remembrance. If you would like to find out more about either our training and consultancy work, or our peer to peer support groups you can contact me on Karen@be-transnorth.org.uk.
As a curator for The Queerness, an online intersectional LGBTQ+ magazine I hope to raise awareness of a number of issues faced by LGBTQ people. It is also an opportunity to encourage new writers, and make a space for marginalised voices to be heard. We work as a collective, and are always eager to include new perspectives on LGBTQ+ issues.
Every Monday evening I help run a twitter chat for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Social media can be a lifeline for those who have felt unable to speak out previously. It is also a chance for people to share their wisdom, experiences, and provide peer support. It is not intended to replace therapy, but many participants feel it is therapeutic. If you wish to take part it is at 6pm (UK time) and uses the hashtag #CSAQT
In my advocacy for better training I have spoken to trainee counsellors at a number of colleges about gender, sexuality, and relationship diverse minorities. You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like me to come and speak to your students.