Welcome to The Spark To Your Success special series about sexual and gender identity.
You're going to hear the stories of young people (and a couple of young at heart people) who identify as LGBTQ+ or who support somebody who belongs to the community.
The stories are honest and open accounts of each person’s journey of self-discovery around sexual and gender identity. They share the questions they had, fears they felt, their coming out experience and how they were treated by others.
As you would expect the discussion involves some adult themes.
In this episode you'll hear from Taz. She identifies as a bisexual woman (often just for a quick answer because she doesn't believe in giving herself a label) and is the director of volunteering for the charity Just Like Us.
The charity is made up entirely of people from the LGBTQ+ community and they work to get more diverse representation of LGBTQ+ people in schools and in front of other people.
Taz discusses her own identity as a British Bangladeshi woman and a member of the LGBTQ+ community.