Category: Inclusivity & Diversity

Red Pitch London poster
In the last few decades theatre has become elitist. Despite its conception being rooted in working-class culture - remember when the gentrified had to ‘dress down’ to enter Shakespeare’s globe to watch his performances because the theatre was not for them - theatre has taken a full 180. With tickets at an extortionate price and drama being pushed out of state-school education, most working-class people will never step a foot in a theatre let alone enjoy performances. And if marginalised communities don’t feel reflected in the stories or respected in the spaces then why would they go? Which just creates the self-fulfilling prophecy that theatre is only for White people.
Michelle Clayford Independent Celebrant
This month, I am excited to introduce you to another of our Graduates, Michelle Clayford, Celebrant based in Leeds. Michelle completed our Funeral Celebrant Training and our Wedding and Vow Renewal Celebrant Training. She's based in Leeds and conducts ceremonies in and around West Yorkshire. Working with Michelle for 12 weeks was allowed me to get to know about her values and to see the authentic way she upholds and practices them. I think I leared as much as she did during our work together.
body positivity movement influencer Stephanie Yeboah
Within a society that constantly narrows the beauty standards to one type of femme: straight, white and slim, praising anything other than the archetype, becomes political. But like every part of society, whenever the narrative is challenged and those being championed are the very people we have been conditioned to villainise, those at the top of the pile want their privilege to remain in tact. Cue the slim, white women.
Jenny Bell wedding and funeral celebrant
It's an absolute pleasure to introdue you to another of our Graduates this month, the wonderful Jenny Bell. Jenny completed both our Wedding and Funeral Celebrant training programmes and was a total joy to work with. She brings creativity, inclusivity and fun to her work and wrote outstanding ceremonies during her training.
Beth Falconer Celebrant
This month’s interview with a one of our Graduates, is with Beth Falconer, who completed her training with us back in April this year. It was a great experience working with Beth and I’ve been looking forward to sharing her thoughts on the blog with you. Her focus on neurodiversity and inclusion were evident throughout […]
handfasting ceremony
Cultural appropriation takes place when members of a majority group adopt cultural elements of a minority group in an exploitative, disrespectful, or stereotypical way.

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