For The Diversity Trust, Joni is a Consultant in Trans Awareness
Joni is a Lived Experience Speaker at The Diversity Trust. Driven by a passion to make a positive difference for the non-binary community, they have previously worked at Non-Binary Leeds as a community organiser and support group facilitator, as well as co-ordinating a peer support and advocacy group for people in Leeds and the surrounding areas. Much needed practical support can be a lifeline too, so they founded the Non-Binary Solidarity Fund, helping financially struggling non-binary people cover shortfalls on essentials like rent, medication, food and utilities. They were one of the co-ordinators for Trans Pride Leeds 2019 and 2020.
They’ve worked across multiple sectors and can leverage insights from higher education, not-for-profits, recruitment, retail and financial customer services.
They were the Training Lead for Non-Binary Leeds, delivering Trans Awareness and Inclusion training to various partners across Leeds.
Joni’s areas of training expertise include: lived experience, as well as the needs and issues facing trans people and communities.