Jay Hulme

Jay Hulme is a Transgender performance poet from Leicester. Born in in 1997, he's a winner of SLAMbassadors 2015, and a finalist in the 2016 roundhouse slam. He has self-published two solo collections, and been featured in multiple anthologies.

Megan Quibell

Megan Quibell has been a wheelchair user since the age of twelve.  She's always had a passion for reading and began a blog called The Book Addicted Girl when she was fourteen years old. She's now twenty-one and an avid advocate of diversity in YA books.

Ugla Stefanía / Owl Fisher

Ugla Stefanía / Owl Fisher is a non binary trans activist, writer and film maker. They are an Advisor for All About Trans and they co-run My Genderation, a film project focusing on trans lives and trans experiences. They are currently co-writing a book called The Trans Teen Survival Guide, set to be published in 2018. 

Emily Davison

Emily Davison is a blogger, journalist and disability advocate. She recently graduated from Goldsmiths University with an MA in Children's Literature and discuses matters related to the representation of disability in the media.

Robin Craig

Robin is a PhD candidate at Roehampton University and Shakespeare's Globe working on transgender and disabled performance in the 21st century. His research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and he has presented his work at Queen's University Belfast, King's College London and Roehampton University.

Heather Lacey

Heather has a form of cerebral palsy and an abnormal spinal curvature, both of which cause varying degrees of chronic pain and mobility issues. Her personal experiences led her to studying for an English MRes degree, focused on the depiction of disability and chronic illness in contemporary literature. 

She also has personal experience of mental illness, and spent a great deal of her undergraduate degree looking into the relationship between the body and mind in 1950s American Literature. 

Heather now works in corporate governance, but spends her free time writing about disability and sharing her own experiences on social media. She is also a community champion for Scope. You can find her as @htlcy on Twitter.

Sascha Amel-Kheir

Sascha is an activist campaigning on rights for the non-binary community and LGBTQI+ asylum seekers and refugees. They are the Co-Editor of Beyond the Binary, an online magazine set up to counter a lack of media representation of the non-binary community in the UK, and the founder of Breaking the Binary, Wales’ first group supporting the local non-binary community. They are currently studying for a degree in Law and interested in LGBTQI+ rights in the Middle East & North Africa and the impact of colonialism on civil rights movements in the region. Outside of their activism, their main interests are fashion, languages and vegan cooking.