Most of my activism is around LGBT, queer and gender issues. My current work focuses on LGBTQ+ issues in higher education, with a special focus on trans inclusion. I have recently worked with colleagues based in the University of Roehampton’s library and information services to develop material on misinformation in media representation of trans people.
In 2014 I worked with Stonewall, the Race Equality Foundation and Public Health England on issues relating to intersections of race and gender identity. I have also worked with the public and private sector to deliver training on trans awareness and to develop employment policies for transgender employees. For several years I trained new Nottingham Lesbian & Gay Switchboard volunteers on practical issues of gender diversity.
As a student, I was the Trans Welfare Officer at the University of Nottingham in the academic year 2010-11. During this time I campaigned for Gender Neutral Toilets, which were approved by the Student Union Council and Estates in Spring 2011. I attended the NUS LGBT Conference in 2010 and 2011, and was delighted to be part of the committee awarded NUS LGBT Society of the Year in 2011.