Black Lives Matter

BLACK & ETHNIC MINORITY LIVES MATTER

In recent months we have recognised the important of vocalisation and public support of the Black Lives Matter movement. We confirm that we support the Black Lives Matter movement and pledge to ensure our members do not face racism or any kind of discrimination at our sessions.

At Blossom we recognise that intersectionality is a issue our community face. We committed to making sure our groups are accessible regardless of ethnicity, religion or any other characteristic.

Intersectionality is defined as “The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.”

LGBT+ BAME people have made huge contributions to our community, most noticeably Marsha P Johnson (a black transgender women) who is heavily credited for starting the stonewall riots. Without Marsha P Johnson and thousands of people like her, our community would not be in the position we are today.

Blossom is, and has always been, about addressing social inequalities in education and key life skills. This includes the noticeable systematic failures in education for Black history and black culture, particularly in Black queer history and culture. We hope to be able to help close this gap in education through our work.

If you are a black, asian, or, other racial minority and would like to come to a Blossom session we want you to know that you are very much welcome.