Call for Participation
Would you like to take part in Resilient and Resisting?
We are planning new events, workshops, discussions and archive investigations. It is the intention of this project to be useful and constructive within the communities it is part of.
- If you have lived experience at any intersection of: queer, kink, sex work, survivorship, or disability you are welcome to contribute to a discussion or be part of a visit.
- If you think that you or a group you are part of would benefit from a DIY History training or have material that is relevant to collecting our histories, please get in touch.
Personal accounts, peer interviews, documentation of group actions, texts or oral histories that address living at the intersection of crip /queer /kink /sexwork /survivor are invited. Particularly welcomed are those who are from BAME groups, working-class backgrounds, and trans/non-binary people. It is the intention of this project to use its resources in ways that are useful and constructive within the communities it is part of. If you think that you, as an individual or a group, would benefit from a DIY History training, or if you have material on cross-platform marginalisation that you feel is relevant, please get in touch.
To submit your story:
If you have a story to tell, then an attempt will be made to help you to tell it, either through this project or by connecting you with other relevant resources.
- Submissions are currently limited to those who live in or have a strong connection to the London area.
- Please send a short description of what you would like to do and how your experiences inform this.
- Please read the stories already present on the site and think about how what you want to submit may complement or contrast with what is already there.
Please contact us using the contact form below, with a short 200-word description of what you would like to do and how your experiences inform this.
Hi jet, what a fascinating project. I don’t live in London but have a heritage as as queer sex worker and hepatitis C activist, and punk and squatter from my days in London. I’m producing the film Rebel Dykes, and would be interested in getting involved with your project either to tell my story or to publicise your project.
Great to hear from you Siobhan, please get in touch via the contact form. I love it when projects and struggles intersect in mutually supportive ways. Look forward to talking 🙂
Interesting Project but not London based, so not sure if counts.
An Child Abuse Survivor from when I was six through to ten years old in a pedophile ring operating in Essex in the 1960’s & am a witness to Statutory Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse AGAINST Devon & Cornwall police (police covered it up for almost three decades). As an adult gay man have been subjected to relentless police homophobia & instigated hate crimes -still on going!.
This resulted in my two suicide attempts & eventually a clinical & forensic diagnosis of my living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, severe anxiety panic attacks & a form of people related agoraphobia. That resulted (due to police (STILL on going) instigated homophobia in my being housebound for ten years+)
…but channeled my energy into art.
Have since had work exhibited at Bristol Museum, Poole Museum, Cheltenham Gallery, Falmouth Art Gallery, Helston Museum,..among others.
In 2016 created a series of male figurative sculptures for the National LGBT History Project following a constant hate campaign. Various organisations tried to ban the sculptures.
More? see- http://www.gayhistorycornwall.com
Hello, thanks for writing. Yes the project is London based, purely in an effort to create some kind of focus around hubs of community action in the area. Your website is extensive and I appreciate how you have used creativity as a method of survival – strongly relate! Sending strength and solidarity.
Sick and Tired Lesbian who has been a bit better lately so have only now managed to read the stories and look through the site. So great to read these accounts, as I never properly lived in London it is very exciting to read of Londonś seedy underbelly of survivors, fighters, activists, creators of community and more.
I hope there are more added soon, looking forward to reading more!! Thank you for creating this space.
Sorry it took me ages to reply, thanks for your words 🙂 YES the site is looking beautiful x I’m also SO GLAD for these stories/community, variable health means I have to be careful about energy expenditure. x