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What on earth is CRM and why do we want it?

September 14, 2020
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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

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Life – even sideways it’s beautiful

August 17, 2020
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Did you know it’s only 75 days until Halloween? That’s really not long to make sure that you have lots of inflatable dragons for the front garden and black and orange bunting for the hall. What are your plans? Are you looking forward to the dark nights curled up on the sofa with the heating on? Can you remember what heating is? I’m not sure I can. What a beautiful summer it has been, or am I alone in liking scorching hot nights and sleeping on top of the covers?

So I’m back to it after two glorious weeks off exploring

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Tour de Trans, lockdown and networking

July 20, 2020
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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

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What does it mean to be non-binary?

July 13, 2020
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A shout out to all the non-binary people and their allies out in the world. It’s international non-binary people’s day tomorrow 14th July and I’m here in my Pride cave surrounded by all the colours.

“What does being non-binary mean?” “Why do we need more than two pronouns?” and even “But there’s only two genders, I don’t understand!”

All very meaningful, and often very respectful questions. Being open to questions that come from a place of wanting to understand is part of what Chrysalis and I do. We are that safe space where you can come to ask, because no one should

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The future really is coming

July 6, 2020
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It looks like the world is starting to turn again, with some hope coming back along with the sunshine. How did you spend your weekend? Did you get out to meet someone for the first time in months or are you still a homebody? I ventured out to see my grandma for the first time since the start of March, it was simply lovely to connect with her again after only having WhatsApp, her hair the longest it has been since she operated searchlights in North London in WWII she had reached the point where she didn’t want to do

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Pride and prejudice

June 15, 2020
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Happy Pride! That’s what I should be saying to you this morning. Another week into Pride month and we are here in lockdown trying to find ways to stay positive, keep our spirits up and believe that there will be a future.

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When is the future?

May 18, 2020
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The family is out on another morning cycle ride and so I’ve got the radio on. A connection to the outside world, a chance to be outside my box. Today there’s news about family feuds at the richest end of society “something that puts our challenges under lockdown into perspective” apparently, I’m not sure that I can ever connect myself with the family that used to own the Ritz but perhaps I should, maybe it would have made more sense if I’d listened to the first part
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