To support grassroots groups and projects that work with and for girls, women and non-binary people: we believe that given the right support and resources, people have the power to improve their own lives, their communities and the world around them.
To mobilise knowledge, wisdom and experience to address pressing social, health, environmental and economic problems that disproportionately affect the lives of girls, women and non binary people.
To ensure that anti oppressive practice and community-driven action are central to all our projects and partnerships.
I have over 35 years experience in the community and youth work sector, with a particular interest in work with girls and women, and feel that its values, principles and practice are needed now more than ever in the face of growing inequality and injustice, made worse by Brexit and the Covid pandemic. Being a director of the Empowerment People gives me the opportunity to continue to support and inform anti-discriminatory practice.
I have a drive and commitment to addressing injustice and developing strong networks of support for people. Anti-discriminatory practice is at the heart of my experience , I place relational practice at the centre of this. I believe with support, resources and drive people have the power to make the changes that need to happen personally, politically, culturally and structurally. My role at TEP is to make change possible, using my own lived experience of intersectional discrimination alongside other people to make real change.
I have worked in the space called Community and Youth Work since the 1970’s. From the late 1980’s I have been based in Manchester (at the Poly/MMU until 2020) working out how to develop critical, antiracist and woman-centred perspectives on practice. Feminist Webs has been part of this. As a current member of the Board of Empowerment People, I hope to support a new generation of women who will do something similar, but in a new way.