We would firstly like to thank Jason for introducing Missy and I as the new co-chairs for this group. Jason has been fundamental to the success of the group and the amazing conferences we have enjoyed over the years, which we thank him for.
I am Alfonso Pezzella (some of you may know me from previous conferences); I am a
lecturer at Middlesex University London. Over the years I developed a strong research interest in gender and sexuality. Particularly, I am interested in the mental health and cultural differences of LGBTQ+ community and the experiences of coming out. I have a professional Twitter feed @AlfPezzellawhere I enjoy bringing the community together and discussing topics regarding mental health, LGBT+, psychology and education. You can also follow me on ResearchGate for my latest publications.
As a writer, professor, life coach, and fiery public speaker, Dr Melissa Bird (Missy) creates the genesis for a new brand of leadership. When she’s not building her public speaking Empire, she can be found reading trashy novels, drinking fine whiskey, playing mom to three delicious humans, and loving her punk rock scientist James Thomas Kelly. You can also connect with Missy at birdgirlindustries.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @birdgirl1001
We already have a few ideas which we will be putting forward to the group, but in the meanwhile we are updating our social media platform, twitter, Facebook and the blog.
We would really appreciate your help and support with this by sharing with us your news, events, papers and anything else you think would interest the group and we will make sure to circulate it.
We would also like to ask for your support in telling colleagues and students and the group, and encouraging them to join, follow us on twitter and like us on Facebook! While we know that Facebook is often used for personal interests, there is no reason for not following our group on twitter! And if you don’t follow us yet, please dohttps://twitter.com/SWSexuality and if you have not joined twitter yet, there is no better time than now!
If you have any ideas, questions or comments, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
All best wishes
Alfonso and Missy