Alan devised and ran the first ever Chrysalis Wellbeing drop in. A space for all trans+ people to meet and socialise in a safe, facilitated space. Before Alan leaves Chrysalis he agreed to share his own experiences and reflections. From myself and the whole Chrysalis team, the volunteers and beneficiaries, I would like to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Alan for all his hard work and the fantastic legacy he leaves us. I hope you enjoy reading his words.
Save the date!
What a long way we have come in nine months! If you are interested in attending Chrysalis’ 13th Annual General Meeting on Saturday 26th January then email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The meeting will be held in Warsash from 12noon, more details to follow.
Find out how we have done over the last financial year, listen to our plans for the future, help us celebrate our incredible volunteers and perhaps even stand for election to our board.
Spaces are limited and priority will be given to members.
The venue is accessible however do let us know if you have any special requirements.
I look forward
It can be a daunting prospect getting in touch with Chrysalis. We very frequently get people who hang up when we answer the phone; reaching out for help can be really nerve wracking. What am I signing up for? There’s a group… are they sending me to group therapy? I’m not ready to talk about my thoughts and feeling in front of strangers.
Last week I ventured to the Basingstoke Trans* and Questioning group to gain an insight into what happens in these session, which I’d like to share with anyone who would love the support but is (like me) uncomfortable