"I’m Just Me" - Intersectionality from Behind the Label
Gamal, or ‘G’ as he likes to be called, took us on a whistle-stop tour of how life experiences and labels can confuse, inhibit and also empower us. In this short but powerful talk he touched upon some key themes that impact how the complexity of identity is not always clear-cut and why society creates definitions in an attempt to understand the essence of diversity.
G is a D+I facilitator, speaker and coach who delivers thought provoking workshops and presentations to both public and private sector organisations, as well as making regular appearances on the Good Morning Britain TV programme and the BBC. He was a police officer for 26 years in London's Metropolitan Police Service where he also came out as the UK's first openly gay Black police officer. Amongst his regular clients are a number of UK Police services, Nestle, RAF, The Intelligence Services, Cadent Gas and Thames Water as well as collaborating with Saybrook University, California for the 'Global Voices for Change' project.
Prior to the Dialogue, Thom Dennis interviewed G - it's a powerful set of reflections on intersectionality and what it means to one person.