HEN - THE OLDER TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY IN THE UK
Thursday 4th April 2019
From 7pm to 8pm at Herrick Gallery
A panel discussion hosted by Stonewall Housing to educate and enhance transgender awareness as a part of the exhibition Hen, The Older Transgender Community.
Featuring Octavian Starr, member of Stonewall Housing and inclusion specialist, Bex Day, fashion and documentary photographer, Stephen Whittle, activist and founder of Press for Change, Dr Chrissy Hunter from Opening Doors London.
Free but please RSVP your place here.
© Bex Day
Octavian Starr - Stonewall Housing
Octavian has worked with Stonewall Housing since 2011. He is highly skilled in delivering Transgender and LGB awareness training, facilitating workshops and providing one to one support. He has valuable experience supporting vulnerable LGBT people and training both in the UK and the USA.
He has specialised in Transgender awareness for over 12 years and has a passion to encourage and support diversity and opportunity for trans people across all sectors.
Bex Day is a photographer based in London. Her work focuses on humanity. Anthropological with a twist of the surreal, her imagery has the ability to tell a complete story within one frame, a factor aided by carefully selected locations, casting, lighting and positioning. The viewer is often encouraged to relish a long, sustained look at minute details within the imagery.
She has given lectures on her work at Cambridge University, The Hepworth Gallery, Recylart, Brussels, and the Vogue Italia Female Gaze Exhibition 2016, as well as being nominated for the Magnum Graduate Award 2016. Her clients include i-D Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Carven, Stella McCartney, Adobe, AnOther, Topshop, Garage magazine...
Dr Chrissy Hunter - Opening Doors London
Chrissy is volunteer coordinator at Opening Doors London, the biggest charity providing information and support services specifically for older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people in the UK.
Chrissy is a published author in the LGBTQ+ field and holds a PhD on the Equality Act. She has managed teacher trainings projects in North Korea and Libya, and is a board member of TAGS [a swimming group for transgender and gender nonconforming people] and Gendered Intelligence, and is a member of the Bent Bars Collective.