“Doing research and consultation work with my TNBI and QTIBIPoC communities is a dream job, and I will be working hard to improve access to health care and wellbeing.
“It is great to work somewhere that I can be all of myself in as a TNBI, queer, black, older, disabled, autistic person amongst other things! I have also managed my own mental health conditions and worked in and studied mental health for decades, with a particular interest in race and autism as well as all things intersectional.
I have spent many years working in mental health and homeless LGBTQ+ charities. I teach yoga, wellbeing and mindfulness to specialist groups such as mental health services users and of course my TNBI communities. More recently, I started delivering LGBTQ+ inclusion training too.
“I am a proud vegan of 30 years and have worked on social justice issues since rocking up to Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp back in the 1980s. I am also a child of the Windrush, my claim to fame being that my dad was on the maiden voyage of the Windrush and can be seen on old BBC newsreel!
“I love yoga, mindfulness, walking, reading, sunshine, peace and my little tortoise companion, Floyd.”