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.
Amy is an artist whose work is founded upon collaboration with others. They use humour to connect human experiences and socio-political issues.
Last year, Heart Of Glass commissioned Amy to create Queer Treatment, an online workshop to explore queer identity and representation within our media culture. This workshop went on to inspire an animated film of the same name.
Pippa is a writer and researcher who is currently preparing their PhD research on LGBT+ experiences in Higher Education.
Pippa Sterk finds the Chadian drama rich in its exploration of family and body politics
CN: sexual violence, attempted suicide, FGM
“You’re all I have, Mamita.”
Lingui, directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, is a Chadian drama centred around Amina (Achouackh Abakar) and her 15-year-old daughter, Maria (Rihane Khalil Alio), also called by her nickname Mamita.
Amina makes portable stoves from wire, which she cuts out of discarded tyres. In the opening sequence we see her everyday work, trying to sel...
In this conversation, @sabah.c (they/them) spoke to Just Like Us ambassador, Pippa (they/she).
Sabah is a proud trans youth worker. They're the current Head of Youth Service at @genderedintelligence, trustee of inclusivemosque and co-founder of @coloursyouthuk, supporting LGBT+ BPOC young people in UK.
Pippa is an Indonesian-Dutch writer and PhD student, currently researching LGBT+ communities in Higher Education, and an ambassador for Just Like Us.
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.