I’m a 31-year-old non-binary trans person, based in Leeds. I’m a freelance trans awareness trainer and heritage practitioner, a writer and an academic. My pronouns are they/them or he/him.

I grew up in Bolton, where my parents and my comprehensive school shaped my commitment to social justice and accessible education. After studying in Cambridge for four years, I returned to the north in 2012 and studied for my PhD at the University of Leeds, volunteering for the charity York LGBT History Month alongside my studies.

In all the work I do, I’m motivated by a commitment to making visible the diversity and complexity of queer experience. Trans people aren’t monolithic, and neither is our history: this needs to be reflected in our workplace strategies, our heritage narratives and our classrooms.

When I’m not working towards these goals, you’ll probably find me in the dales or moors close to my Yorkshire home, volunteering as an organiser for Leeds Queer Film Festival, or making music: I play the tenor horn in Hall Royd Band, and sing with acapella choir Free Range.