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Andi smiling with Pride flags in the background

Beauty, Pride and transformation

June 29, 2020
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The long days and fine weather really made last week as good as it could be. Lots of light flooding into the home office and the privilege of having to move the cat off my office chair so that I could get to work.

Raindrops on a red rose
Moments of beauty

What a busy week it was too. The mornings full of supervision and thoughts about exit strategies, the afternoons full of learning about Microsoft Office 365 at #ShiftHappens.

Running a small charity after working for a university

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Chrysalis Virtual Pride

June 25, 2020
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Like many others, we have been missing Pride here at Chrysalis.

This evening we held a virtual pride for group members and volunteers. It Included a short speech from our CEO Andi and an LGBT+ quiz run by Robin, as well as a general hang out and chat.

We wanted to focus on a mostly celebratory tone, because whilst Pride is a protest, for us right now we needed a celebration – a celebration of people being able to be their authentic selves and be seen and heard as

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The Chrysalis outdoor stand flying all the trans flags at Eastleigh Mela

We can all do better

June 8, 2020
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This month is Pride month, we should be celebrating our freedom, our authenticity and our future but somehow that doesn’t feel right. Trans and non-binary people come in all shapes and sizes, from all races and ethnicities and are of all ages. Being trans is simply an aspect of our whole self. Sometimes our transness takes  centre stage, we need to do something, we need to change, to come  out but at other times the rest of our world is more important.

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