Transgender campaigner, consultant and public speaker.
Please watch some of the projects I have been involved in below and consider donating to my transgender surgery fund.
Queer Britain: What is LGBTTQQIAAP?
A short clip of myself, Dani St. James (Not A Phase) and others from the BBC Three docuseries "Queer Britain".
One Year On: Heathrow Pride Campaign (2019)
Meet the LGBTIs who welcomed 80 million people to Heathrow this year One of the best parts of traveling through Heathrow Airport is seeing the beaming faces on the posters greeting you in arrivals and departures. No matter your nationality, sexuality or gender identity, the smiling faces are there to let you know you are welcome. The world-famous posters have featured everyone from cabbies to British astronaut Tim Peake – then last year, you! In 2018, Digital Pride teamed up with Heathrow to find four people from the Gay Star News audience and LGBTI community to be the welcoming face of Pride. This year, they’re upping the ante and looking for people to appear on the posters and reflect the diversity of visitors to Europe’s biggest airport. Whether you’re a cute couple, adorable family or spectacular and single, all are welcome to apply for the chance to be the face representing both the LGBTI community and people traveling to and from the UK.
Everything You Need To Know About Being Trans (2015)
Transgender awareness has improved greatly over the last few years, with US stars such as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox giving greater visibility to the issue. But increased awareness has not yet translated into a greater understanding of what it means to be transgender, or that the correct terms are when addressing someone trans. False assumptions, or worries about offending someone, can stop people asking what they want to know about people do not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth. To mark their TransBritain series, Huffington Post UK put all the questions you might want to ask to myself a other transgender people. Here's everything you need to know, in our words.
Who I've Always Been (2015)
Graduating students at the British Film Institute (BFI) contacted me to request my involvement in a short documentary on what it is like to make a gender transition.
Trans At Christmas (2017)
In this video, myself and other young trans, non-binary and genderqueer people sat down for a discussion with trans activist Mzz Kimberly about being trans and beyond the binary at Christmas time.
Growing Up Trans (2018)
For Digital Pride 2018 GSN (formerly Gay Star News) teamed up with Age UK to present this informative video. Filmed at the infamous The Hospital Club in Central London, I sat down with Margaret to discuss growing up transgender.
Things I'd Tell My Younger Self (2016)
Many young people struggle with their identity and body confidence – a struggle which can become even greater for those who realise they are transgender. Myself and other members of the transgender community were asked by Huffington Post to address our younger selves – and give the advice and hindsight we wished we could have known when were were teenagers.
Panel discussion: What It Takes To be LGBTI & Proud
In collaboration with National Student Pride, and to mark the beginning of LGBT History Month, the ‘What it Takes’ event series discussed ‘What it Takes to be LGBTI and Proud with a panel of alumni speakers from a diverse range of LGBTI+ backgrounds. The series features successful Westminster alumni each month to inspire students and recent graduates and give them the opportunity to network with each other. On Friday 2 February five Westminster alumni took part in a panel discussion to share their personal experiences and the issues they have faced as LGBTI individuals. The panel included UWSU LGBTI Society President Nikki Hayden, Radio Production alumnus Jamie Wareham, Law Alumnus Anick Soni, Radio Production alumna and Press Officer for the National Student Pride Charlie-Ann Mathers as well as Housing Practice graduate Shayne Brown. Each of them shared a ten-minutes presentation and were asked questions by the host as well as the audience in a Q&A and during a post-event refreshments and networking session. Topics raised included the definitions of LGBTI terminologies, issues commonly faced in the LGBTI community and the role of LGBTI media and the Home Office in recognising the diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures. Speakers also shared their unique stories of coming out, as bisexual, transgender or gay, amongst their families and friends, and explained how they learnt to be comfortable with who they are. About the speakers Nikki Hayden, President, UWSU LGBTI Society (BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2018) Intersectionalities: Heterosexual, Transgender Woman Nikki is the President of the UWSU LGBTI society and a social media activist, having worked with the BFI, BBC, The Independent, Huffington Post, National Student Pride and Gay Star News. She is currently setting up a non-profit organisation to facilitate a better campus environment and more career opportunities for LGBTI university students. Nikki will also be hosting the event. Jamie Wareham, Editor, Gay Star News (BA (Hons) Radio Production, 2014) Intersectionalities: Gay, Cisgender, Physical Disability Jamie, a podcast addict and gif lover, is working for young LGBTI people by telling stories about mental health, sex, relationships, and identities as the Young Voices editor at Gay Star News. Jamie is also a National Student Pride mentor and podcast producer who started his career at audioBoom. Anick Soni, Charity Worker, The Mix (LLB (Hons) Law, 2017) Intersectionalities: Intersex, BAME background Anick currently works with a charity called The Mix, a digital charity that provides essential support and a safe space for under 25s on a wide range of issues including sex, drugs, relationships and careers. Anick was recently featured in a Buzzfeed article discussing his experience as an intersex individual. Charlie-Ann Mathers, Press Officer, National Student Pride (BA (Hons) Radio Production, 2017) Intersectionalities: Bisexual, Cisgender, Polyamorous, Mental health disability Charlie immersed herself in the LGBTI community towards the end of her university degree. She now volunteers for National Student Pride while working at Gay Star News. Despite still being a recent graduate, she's already cementing her reputation as a passionate and sometimes 'obnoxious' bisexual activist. Shayne Brown, Legal Immigration Adviser (Post Graduate Diploma Housing Practice, 2012) Intersectionalities: Gay, BAME background Shayne currently provides legal advice to failed asylum seekers, refugees, undocumented migrants and people with irregular stay in the UK. Shayne& also helps people to challenge incorrect decisions regarding welfare entitlement from the DWP. As a gay black male, Shayne has been active in the debates around PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) and making sure that BAME communities are included in these discussions. More info: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/news/what-it-takes-to-be-lgbti-and-proud-celebrates-diversity-and-marks-start-of-lgbt-history-month
Can You Guess Who Is Bisexual? (2018)
For Student Pride (2018) myself and others took part in this filming project where we had to guess who was bisexual.