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Spotlight on... Monica Dhillion- Women’s Programme Inclusion Officer

Published: 05 March 2019 Tags: By Charlotte Goldsbrough

In recognition of International Woman's Day - Monica Dhillon the Women's Programme Inclusion Officer at LGBT Foundation shines a light on events the Women's Programme are doing to celebrate the occasion and the Inclusion work they are currently doing within the Women's Programme.

Where can people find out the events that the Women's programme are planning to celebrate International Women’s day?

We have our annual Sugar & Spice festival for LBTQ+ women – a week-long (4-10th March) festival of free workshops around self-care, sharing, socialising and skills. The full schedule can be found here, be sure to book on via Eventbrite! https://lgbt.foundation/sugar-and-spice

What are you main focuses in the women’s Programme at the moment?

We have lots of exciting work happening in the Women’s Programme at the moment – having held a successful Queer Women’s Takeover in January of the Sex Without Shame series, we are now hosting our annual Sugar & Spice well-being festival for LBTQ+ women. We would recommend people sign up to our e-bulletins which detail what’s happening each month!

Tell us about the inclusion work that you are doing?

As the Women’s Programme Inclusion Officer I am working to increase engagement and improve access for LBTQ+ women and non-binary people with multiple minority identities, including: women of colour, older women and non-binary and genderfluid, and in turn hopefully help them feel more supported with their multiple minority identities.
This work includes supporting the running of a meet-in (inside LGBT Foundation) and a meet-out (outside!) each month for three groups:
WoC Shine (for women of colour/BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) women), They/Them/Us (non-binary & genderfluid people) and Aged to Perfection (for older women (35+)).
To find out more, please see the website https://lgbt.foundation/who-we-help/women