I have given back to the community in different ways. Over a period of seven years I volunteered with Body Positive and the Sussex Beacon working with people with HIV through stress management work. Eight years ago, I co-founded Mirus Coaching for Social Change offering low cost and free coaching to social entrepreneurs and social activists. See www.miruscoaching.org.
Violence against women and girls in conflict is “one of history’s great silences”, as the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women called it. As a founding trustee, I helped set up RAW: Reaching All Women in War, aimed at highlighting this silence.
Locally I am a director of an exciting project to regenerate a community hall. Last year local people campaigned to save Exeter Street Hall in Brighton and we came together to buy it. We are now actively involved in renovating and running the hall. See www.exeterstreethall.org.