When I suggested we create a series of posts for our LGBTQ+ team members to share their stories, I received nothing but love and support. Like everything at Alive, our ideas get embraced and brought to life.
I knew I wanted to share my own journey with others, but I was hoping to learn more about Laura and Andy’s experiences of being LGBTQ+ too. We’ve come a long way in recent years, but I think it’s fair to say we still have work to do. Pride can’t last for just one month. Pride is every month, every day and every minute.
So, I reached out to Laura and Andy and unsurprisingly, they both had the heart and the courage to speak up and share their truths. What started as a kernel of an idea quickly became a wonderful series written by three people from different walks of life, and I’m very proud to be sharing them with you.
I consider myself lucky to work at a place like Alive. We are creative and curious, willing to listen and learn and express ourselves openly. But the goal is not to feel lucky – I hope that eventually, positive and supportive workplace cultures like ours are embraced everywhere.
I hope this series provides you with a bit of food for thought, an insight into the Alive spirit and a little slice of inspiration for you to get out there, continue the conversation and share your own stories. I’m passing the microphone over now, but we’ll talk again soon.
With love, Cam
PS. A big shout out and thank you to our lovely Em, who has courageously shared his beautiful story with us recently.
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