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Supporting Trans People of Colour, with Sabah Choudrey – POSTPONED

This event is postponed. We hope to run it later in the year. Please email bookshop@fiveleaves.co.uk if you want to be notified directly.


This talk will provide an accessible and authoritative introduction to issues around People of Colour (POC) trans inclusion. Sabah Choudrey’s book uses case studies, tips, checklists and anonymous survey results to set out best practice for any professionals working with trans people to create safer spaces, support and awareness. Trans People of Colour are often excluded because gender and race are treated as separate issues. They are therefore left out from movements and services and in trans and non-binary spaces, their POC identities are overlooked.

Sabah introduces the theory of intersectionality from the start, giving practical tips and steps to ensure that the community as a whole may be represented and creates a safer space for trans people of colour to thrive.

This talk will be of interest to therapists, counsellors, healthcare professionals, and those working in education and charities, as well as those wanting to make their approach and service more inclusive as well as Trans people themselves.

“This talk is for anyone for works with people. Whether you are a business, work in social care or education or events, in the charity sector or starting your own community or support group, you will be interacting with people, which means you’ll be interacting with us too! TPOC are a part of so many communities, not just LGBTQ, we exist everywhere. Just because we aren’t in those spaces, doesn’t mean we don’t need them. My book is a guide on how you can make sure your services and spaces are safe and accessible for TPOC and why inclusive practice matters.”

Sabah founded Trans Pride in Brighton in 2013 and is involved in youth work and therapy.  Their essay, ‘The Things I Can’t Put Into Words’ appeared in the Five Leaves book Unorthodox: LGBT+ Identity and Faith.

The event will be introduced and chaired by Maryam Din, who also wrote in Unorthodox. Maryam is currently Client Account Manager at Stonewall and a Director at TransActual.

Note the earlier than usual start time. We need to finish at 8.00 for Ifta at 8.04 (Ifta is when Muslims fasting during Ramadan can break their fast)

Tickets: £3.00 or £20 (£22.00 if posted) including the book Sabah will be talking about.

Booking essential – register via Eventbrite.

You can buy the book separately here via our webshop.