Back on the 21st April 2018 Chrysalis began our own transition, building on the strong foundations of those who had gone before and moving from a small, family led organisation to a robust, professional charity with ambitions for the world stage, on the 26th January 2019 the membership voted to make us a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with a brand new constitution and on Saturday 7th November 2020 it was my great pleasure to take part in our annual general meeting, celebrating our achievements and showcasing the incredible charity we are to our volunteers, group members and supporters.
Validity and Visibility
It’s #BiWeek2020, time to recognise and celebrate all the bisexual people out there with an international day of visibility on the 23rd September. Sexuality and gender identity are completely separate yet our shared experiences under the rainbow flag mean that it’s important to us here at Chrysalis to celebrate all gained freedoms, respect and understanding.
Trans people come in all shapes and sizes, all sexualities and none. For some of us finding out who we like can also be part of finding out our own identity, our own authenticity.
Bisexual means attracted to more than one gender,
For this mornings blog I’m going to take a broader view of what is going on, look outside the monitors on my desk and give you an update of breathtaking vistas, of change and development and innovation. Time to talk about the projects that are going on behind the scenes and in particular the software that is going to make all our lives easier.
I’ve spoken a bit about our CRM project and perhaps left you wondering what all the fuss is about, why would Chrysalis, who exist to support trans, non-binary and questioning people and their families and friends with
Every week on Wednesday the office team gets together for a chat to see how we are all doing. Back in the days of yore we caught up on the fly, we were casual and spontaneous, now we are organised. I remember back in the past when we interviewed someone and they asked us about staff briefings and meetings and we were so chilled, “they happen when they need to happen, but we generally have a full staff meeting once a month” we thought that was all we needed with everyone on part time hours. Work time was too precious
No one could have believed in the last few days of February that within a month Chrysalis would have all our support services online, but thanks to the hard work of all our facilitators and especially Maximillian, Julie and Steph I am so very proud to tell you that the first ever online Chrysalis support group ran on Friday evening and more are planned soon. (more…)
Such incredible news to share with you this morning. Thanks to the hard work of everyone involved with Chrysalis we are now able to offer our support groups and our one-to-one counselling online.
For those already a part of Chrysalis then the team will be in touch with you with all the information you need. If you want to join Chrysalis and access our support then email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07823 504306 between 9:30 and 3pm Monday to Friday and Dawn or Sheila will be there to chat with you.
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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 email@example.com 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