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CEO Blog image for IDAHoBIT Day. Black and white image of Andi smiling at the camera, holding a mug in their hands in centre. Superimposed over a purple and white photo of lots of people walking - image shows their backs. Text at top reads "CEO Blog", text at bottom reads "I.D.A.Ho.Bi.T". BR Logo in lower right hand corner I.D.A.Ho.Bi.T Day May 13, 2022 CEO Blog IDAHoBiT is the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia. Today I am talking about the impacts of denial, discrimination… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. Mental Health and Transition May 11, 2022 Member Support Coordinator's Blog Here at Beyond Reflections one of our main reasons for existing is mental health. We know that trans+ people are… Read More
Andi smiling at the camera, holding a mug in both hands. Andi has red and black hair, two visible facial piercings and they are wearing a black sleeveless top and jeans. They are seated in a white chair against a black background. Andi's visible tattoo is of a vampire angel and is on their left upper arm Mental Health Awareness Week May 6, 2022 CEO Blog What are the signs of mental wellbeing? Being resilient, having the ability to take knocks and bounce back. Forming and… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. Sexuality and Transition April 29, 2022 Member Support Coordinator's Blog When I saw that it was coming up for Lesbian Visibility Week and I was going to write a blog… Read More
Andi smiling at the camera, holding a mug in both hands. Andi has red and black hair, two visible facial piercings and they are wearing a black sleeveless top and jeans. They are seated in a white chair against a black background. Andi's visible tattoo is of a vampire angel and is on their left upper arm Beyond Reflections Training April 26, 2022 CEO Blog, Training Beyond Reflections offers training courses for everyone. From complete beginners to those who are already working within the field and… Read More
Andi looking at the camera, holding a mug in both hands. Andi's face is serious. Andi has red and black hair, two visible facial piercings and they are wearing a black sleeveless top and jeans. They are seated in a white chair against a black background. Andi's visible tattoo is of a vampire angel and is on their left upper arm Support for transphobic hate crime April 14, 2022 CEO Blog The legal definition of Hate Crime “Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. Subtle Acts of Exclusion April 13, 2022 Member Support Coordinator's Blog When I first heard the phrase ‘subtle acts of exclusion’ it was like something clicked. ‘Privilege’ turns off some people’s… Read More
Andi smiling at the camera, holding a mug in both hands. Andi has red and black hair, two visible facial piercings and they are wearing a black sleeveless top and jeans. They are seated in a white chair against a black background. Andi's visible tattoo is of a vampire angel and is on their left upper arm The Power is in Your Hands April 8, 2022 CEO Blog Beyond Reflections relies on fundraising for a large percentage of our income. Your donations allow us to deliver our mental… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. Advocating or Erasing? March 28, 2022 Member Support Coordinator's Blog This blog is in response to being asked about how one cis person can support another cis person’s understanding of… Read More
Image description: Background is various shades of pastel purple overlapping to create a gradient effect. At the top is text reading "Join us for our Trans Day of Visibility event this year!" Below this is a white textbox which reads "TDoV With Beyond Reflections and Friends." on either side is a cartoon hand holding a trans pride flag. At the bottom are a pink box and blue box which read "Speakers throughout the day. Evening Panel and Questions.' TDoV with Beyond Reflections and Friends March 23, 2022 CEO Blog Trans Day of Visibility is around the corner and this year Beyond Reflections are celebrating and fundraising with friends. On… Read More
Background is a purple-tinted landscape photo of the Welsh mountain Fan y Big. In front of this is a circular mid-shot photo of Jan Morris with one hand on her chin and the other on her hip, she smiles as she looks down the camera. Text reads "Queer History. Jan Morris." The Beyond Reflections logo appears in the bottom left corner. Queer History: Jan Morris March 22, 2022 Uncategorized “Most of the after-time I shall be wandering with my beloved along the banks of the Dwyfor; but now and… Read More
Andi smiling at the camera, holding a mug in both hands. Andi has red and black hair, two visible facial piercings and they are wearing a black sleeveless top and jeans. They are seated in a white chair against a black background. Andi's visible tattoo is of a vampire angel and is on their left upper arm Progress in Pride March 18, 2022 CEO Blog The first flag In 1994 Gilbert Baker made a 1-mile-long rainbow Pride flag for the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. Choices and Escapes March 16, 2022 Member Support Coordinator's Blog   Today I want to talk about the ways in which trans+ people sometimes choose to escape the pressures associated… Read More
Andi smiling at the camera, holding a mug in both hands. Andi has red and black hair, two visible facial piercings and they are wearing a black sleeveless top and jeans. They are seated in a white chair against a black background. Andi's visible tattoo is of a vampire angel and is on their left upper arm The best ally is a friend March 11, 2022 Campaigns, CEO Blog Have you noticed how much easier it is to ask for something for a person you like? How friendship overcomes… Read More
Background image is a purple tinted close up photograph of a microscope. In front of this is a circular greyscale photo of Angela Clayton with a black border. She is wearing a graduation gown and smiling looking straight down the camera. In the top right is the Beyond Reflections logo. In the bottom left is a white line drawing of a rack of five test tubes. Text reads "Queer History. Angela Clayton." Queer History: Angela Clayton March 10, 2022 Uncategorized Our second Queer History feature for Women’s History Month is Angela Clayton. Angela Clayton (1959 – 2014) was an internationally… Read More
Andi smiling at the camera, holding a mug in both hands. Andi has red and black hair, two visible facial piercings and they are wearing a black sleeveless top and jeans. They are seated in a white chair against a black background. Andi's visible tattoo is of a vampire angel and is on their left upper arm Imagine a gender equal world March 4, 2022 CEO Blog, Volunteers As a non-binary person and an out Queer Alternative I have an unshakeable conviction that bias negatively impacts everyone. My… Read More
Image of Roberta Cowell on a purple background with two racing flags, the words "queer history" above her, and the Beyond Reflections logo in one corner Roberta Cowell March 4, 2022 Uncategorized Women’s History Month  March is Women’s History Month, with International Women’s Day on 8th March. It is a month that… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. The Need to Know March 2, 2022 Member Support Coordinator's Blog The act: “There’s something you need to know about Glen,” James said quietly in the break room, “he used to… Read More
Background is a purple tinted photo of a photo studio. In front of this is a circular black and white photo of April Ashley in a black frame, she's looking straight down the camera with minimal expression. Text reads "Queer History. April Ashley." The Beyond Reflections logo is on the bottom right corner Queer History: April Ashley February 27, 2022 Uncategorized April Ashley, born in 1935, was a model, actress and transgender activist. She was also one of the first people… Read More
Andi smiling at the camera, holding a mug in both hands. Andi has red and black hair, two visible facial piercings and they are wearing a black sleeveless top and jeans. They are seated in a white chair against a black background. Andi's visible tattoo is of a vampire angel and is on their left upper arm The Joy of Pancakes February 25, 2022 CEO Blog Today's blog takes a look at the diversity of tastes and opinions. A topical romp through the concept of acceptance.… Read More
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