Freelance community worker utilising creative techniques to support good causes, working primarily with LGBT+, equality and human rights groups and organisations.
i am a firm believer in diy ethics
If I want something doing - I do it. When I wanted a website, I taught myself to make one. When I see injustice, I actively challenge it. When I wanted to sort my garden out I got my spade out and started digging. I try to apply this to as many areas of my life as possible from learning to knit to cutting my own hair (often with disastrous consequence!).
It means I have learned skills, worked with some amazing people and have lots of interesting stories to tell from attending circus school to organising Sheffield's first LGBT+ Pride event.
what does this mean to you?
I believe in skill sharing and sustainability. If I create a website for you, I will teach you how to update and maintain it. If I run a workshop or event, I will leave you with the information / resources to run it again.
Take a look around the site to see some of the things I have done and if you have a project you think I may be interested in getting involved in get in touch.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"You were great today Heather as always! a very inspiring speaker, the girls and our team miss you!"
(Re: Northern VIBE Conference speech)
— VIBE, Together Women
91 on #PridePowerList22
Charity top ten
Nominee:- Lifetime Achiever Award Positive Role Model Award for LGBT Community Organisation Award for LGBT (SAYiT)
Shortlisted:- Network of the Year (Sheffield LGBT+ Multi-Agency Network)
Shortlisted:- Charity of the Year (SAYiT)
Nominee:- Lifetime Achievement Award
Shortlisted:- Positive Role Model (LGBT)
Nominee:- LGBTQ Campaigner
Shortlisted:- Campaigner of the year
Twitter Activity Club (2019) 1st place Twitter Followers Club (2019) 1st place
Nominee:- Positive Role Model (LGBT)
Winner:- Activist of the year Diversity Champion LGBT+ Event (Pride Sheffield) Nominee:- Lifetime Achievement Award Drag Act (Anna Kissed)
The Gay Agenda & That's Pride Awards: LGBT Creative Artist 2016
Best Event nominee for Sheffield Pride 2010
6th place Peoples Choice Awards
Award for support and positive contribution to Sheffield's LGBT communities for South Yorkshire Pride 2008
10th place Peoples Choice Awards