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.
I write for a number of publications, including Stand Up Magazine, the Huffington Post and professional journals. I never refer to current or past clients in any of my writing, and ensure confidentiality is respected at all times.
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 8pm (UK time) and uses the hashtag #CSAQT and you can find out more on the website here.