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 what they say,...

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...

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...

The Past Three Weeks

The past three weeks have been incredibly draining. I’ve hopped from Brighton, London, Leicester, Oxford, Manchester, and back to Brighton again. I’ve been working at Allsorts Youth Project, with Gendered Intelligence, meeting with the newly formed South Asian LGBT UK...

Ferguson

It is only five days after the International Trans Day of Remembrance. We acknowledge the trans women of colour community have been hit the hardest, again. We spoke out against racism, against being silenced. It is only two days after we have all commemorated our...

“Living Under a Rock”

It was a fairly chilly Saturday in London and considering the fairly boring chit chat I was fairly content. I was at the ‘trans men’ Stonewall meeting, part of a series of meetings they are holding over the month for specific trans communities, including for...