World Suicide Prevention Week

World Suicide Prevention Week

You may have heard its World Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide affects everyone in some way, and it is not selfish to admit that. Suicide is a word we rarely give ourselves permission to say. It’s hard to face rejection as it is acceptance. I’m trained in...
Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim brothers, sisters, non-binary siblings and the rest of my queer family. This month has been one of the hardest months I’ve faced yet. I have never felt so challenged, by my parents, myself, and my own faith. I feel it’s true...
Checking my Privilege

Checking my Privilege

I am always saying that we need to think about the ways in which we are oppressive and the ways in which we are oppressed. I constantly talk about intersectional feminism, power dynamics, and positions of the oppressor. I speak about these mechanisms around me. I am...
Glitter and Goodbyes

Glitter and Goodbyes

Tuesday 31st March was my last day at Allsorts Youth Project. I have been there for 14 months, working with a fantastic team of staff and volunteers and a wonderful community of LGBTU (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Unsure) youth from 16-26 years old. There was...
Learning Through Practice

Learning Through Practice

Earlier this month, I heard that one of the local international colleges has asked Allsorts Youth Project, where I work, to come in and run a few LGBT awareness workshops with the students. I was really pleased to hear this – most schools in Brighton and Hove have a...