I am a writer, reviewer and researcher from the Netherlands, based in London, UK. I am currently preparing my PhD research on LGBT+ experiences in Higher Education.
They mostly call us cicadas, because of the noise we make.
Droning, incessant, unending.
But people quickly become acclimated to us, much quicker than they think, at first. As long as we can roam around in peace during the dark, we won’t get too loud, won’t demand too much attention. We’ll stay in the shadows, happy to be the underbelly, as long as we’re left alone.
They call us cicadas because they had to find a word they already ...
Pride month may be over, but in this house we love and appreciate QPOC film and television year-round. The following films and series are all created by, for, and/or about Queer People of Colour. If they are available cheaply or for free, the platform has been added in brackets (UK only).
For this year's UK Black Pride, some of Just Like Us' ambassadors of colour (Isaac, Amy and Pippa) shared their stories of 'Love and Rage' as LGBT+ young people. Just Like Us is the LGBT+ young people's charity. Read more: www.justlikeus.org
In celebration of UK Black Pride, two young lesbians and a young trans man have created a video on what it means to be an LGBTQ+ person of colour.
“Our stories are valuable, our visibility is key”
Young LGBTQI+ people of colour have shared their stories of love and rage in an insightful new video, recorded to mark this year’s UK Black Pride.
In the video, Pippa, Amy and Issac, ambassadors for the charity Just Like Us, open up about the intersections between race, sexuality and gender and what love and rage mean to them.
Just Like Us is a wonderful charity that aims to empower and celebrate LGBT+ young people. They run an impressive Amba...
To celebrate UK Black Pride, two young lesbians and a young trans man who both volunteer as Just Like Us ambassadors have created a video on what it means to be LGBT+ and a person of colour.
Pippa, Amy and Isaac open up about being LGBT+ people of colour and what ‘Love and Rage’ – UK Black Pride’s theme for 2021 – means to them.
Pippa, a lesbian who volunteers as a Just Like Us ambassador, says: “When I was at secondary school, I felt really insecure about my body, I felt really insecure abou...
This monologue is part of our new monologue series consisting of original monologues, poems and spoken word poems all on the theme of illusion.
Mick is joined by Just Like Us ambassador Pippa, alongside CEO Dominic Arnall.
LGBT+ charity Just Like Us explored the mental health of young people in the LGBT+ community at the start of School Diversity Week.
The results show negative mental health experiences of people in that community are widespread, and that lockdown had a specific impact on young people forced to stay at home during the pandemic.
Thanks to Dominic and Pippa for their time.
Follow Mick on Twitter @MrMickCoyle
Join the F...
Juliet Jacques has created this free online masterclass on how we tell our stories for pupils aged 14 to 18, as part of Just Like Us’ School Diversity Week celebrations. School Diversity Week is happening 21-25 June and will see a range of free masterclasses taking place online (http://www.justlikeus.org/masterclasses), organised by Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity. Primary schools, secondary schools and colleges can sign up to take part in School Diversity Week (http://www.just...
Alexander Leon has created this free online masterclass on how the UK has impacted LGBT+ life around the world for pupils aged 14 to 16, as part of Just Like Us’ School Diversity Week celebrations.
The (re-)surfacing of ‘the household’ as a conceptual unit under lockdown has once again shown the precarity of this construct, especially for LGBT+ people. In this reflexive piece, the author considers the social and affective responses that household-focused discourse exposes in relation to LGBT+ communities, the author’s own wellbeing, and their research.