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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 Online safety is harder when you’re trans+ February 7, 2022 CEO Blog Today I want to talk about how as trans+ people it is hard to stay safe online, even if you… 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 LGBTQ+ History Month January 28, 2022 CEO Blog LGBTQ+ History month began in the UK in 2005. Its goal was to bring LGBTQ+ history to light. To provide… 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 Evidence based practice, forthcoming research paper January 24, 2022 Achievements, Announcements, CEO Blog, News, Outreach Denial, discrimination, and abuse are the real mental health issues for trans+ people When I started developing Beyond Reflections in… 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 It’s all about the plan January 14, 2022 CEO Blog What is a plan? a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something an intention or decision about what one is… Read More
[Image Description: Circular photo with a black border, photo is a black and white headshot of Virginia Woolf, sat at an angle and looking into the camera. The background is purple. Text reads "Queer History. Virginia Woolf."] Queer History: Episode Three – Virginia Woolf January 11, 2022 Uncategorized Virginia Woolf, born in 1882, was an influential English novelist and essayist. Indeed, she is often considered to be one… Read More
A pie chart in shades of purple showing the breakdown of where ticket money goes for the Rainbow Lottery: 50% to Beyond Reflections, 10% to other good causes, 20% to prizes, 20% on admin and tax The Rainbow Lottery January 10, 2022 CEO Blog, Donations, Supporters Whether you live under the rainbow or are a proud ally flying the Pride flag I think you will like… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. A Part, Not a Hole January 5, 2022 Member Support Coordinator's Blog The dominant narrative in society is that to be trans+ is to be somehow wrong or broken. I hope that… 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 New Year’s Resolutions January 4, 2022 CEO Blog Good morning everyone! Happy 2022 and all that. I hope that you all found some time for relaxation over the… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. Not so Merry Xmas? December 22, 2021 Member Support Coordinator's Blog Firstly, if you're not celebrating xmas for whatever reason, I hear you. If you are celebrating, I hope you have… 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 How to have a happy holiday December 20, 2021 CEO Blog Today’s blog is for everyone. All you wonderful people who read my words. The trans people and the cis people,… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. Trans Rights are Human Rights December 8, 2021 Member Support Coordinator's Blog December 10th is International Human Rights Day, and the theme for 2021 is Equality. We all have some idea of… Read More
Purple logo Inverted B then R, text below reads beyond and below that in script reflections Beyond Reflections November 29, 2021 Announcements, CEO Blog, Press Releases Press Release This Saturday Beyond Reflections, formerly ‘Chrysalis’, launched their new name and business plan. The charity for trans, non-binary,… Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. Blog Takeover: Disclosure November 26, 2021 Member Support Coordinator's Blog Today I am handing over the blog to a volunteer who wishes to remain anonymous. I ask that you read this… Read More
Andi looking at camera, old office in the background Moving Beyond Butterflies November 23, 2021 CEO Blog As we approach our most momentous annual general meeting, I want to explore the concept of change and our understanding… 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 Trans Awareness Week November 16, 2021 CEO Blog Back in the mists of time, before Facebook, most people were unaware that gender diverse people existed. For certain gender… Read More
Queer History: Dr James Barry - Portrait in back circle on purple background Queer History: Dr James Barry November 14, 2021 Uncategorized Doctor James Barry was a Victorian era doctor, military surgeon, and a public health reformer. He was also assigned female at birth. … Read More
Maximillian staff photo - the image shows Maximillian in front of some trees outdoors and smiling. What have I been up to? November 14, 2021 Member Support Coordinator's Blog Hello everybody, I am officially back after my break from writing this blog.   So what have I been up… Read More
transgender flag with Chrysalis logo overlaid on purple background with the words "Change is coming" and "Fly the trans flag" above Fly the trans flag for transgender awareness week November 3, 2021 CEO Blog, Conferences, Events, Governance, News, Outreach Today we launch our annual Allies Visibility Campaign An opportunity for allies everywhere to be seen. To fly the trans… Read More
A circular dial with scale -3 to +3, grey background, red pointer vertical on 0. Dial colour pale blue shading to pale pink Gender neutral excludes no-one October 25, 2021 CEO Blog, Training Gender neutral includes everyone: a statement we make during our training. We use the dial tainted with the blue and… Read More
Andi with cup of coffee in mug saying "home" International Pronouns Day October 18, 2021 CEO Blog Wednesday 20th is International Pronouns Day. What a splendid concept. I have just popped along to the site and signed… Read More
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