About Simply Equality
Because Equality Should Be Simple
Simply Equality is here to break down barriers faced by disabled and LGBTQIA+ people in the workplace. Our vision is to live in a world where disabled and LGBTQIA+ people are free to thrive and fulfil their dreams and ambitions.
Intersectionality is at the heart of everything we do.
Positive, practical training and education on issues facing Disabled and LGBTQIA+ people in the workplace
Training, coaching or mentoring to empower disabled and LGBTQIA+ individuals to thrive at work
Giving businesses and organisations the tools and skills to create lasting change
I’m a totally blind trans woman with a passion for breaking down barriers for disabled and LGBTQ+ people. I have experienced a range of health issues throughout my life and came out as trans in 2013. Living with the intersecting challenges of being disabled and LGBTQ+ isn’t easy however I’ve made a conscious decision to be as open and honest as I can be about my own experiences in the hope that by doing so I can go some way to breaking down barriers that still exist for people in either or both communities.
I’ve spent my career working primarily within the public sector having worked at the likes of the Royal National Institute for the Blind, the University of Nottingham and the University of Oxford. I’ve also provided training and consultancy for a range of private sector organisations including the Law Society, Boots WallGrean Alliance, Zurich Insurance and Stephenson-Harwood to name but a recent few!
I regularly deliver keynote sessions at events and conferences and am a frequent guest on panel discussions. Whatever the event or audience I pride myself on being able to combine my personal and professional experience with warmth and humour and am not afraid of tackling often sensitive or difficult subjects but ensure I do so in a way that enables participants to feel safe to ask the questions they’ve always wanted to.
As a mixed-race, trans non-binary person with multiple disabilities, I joke that I tick many boxes. Equality has always been something close to my heart and as someone who has seen and (unfortunately) experienced just how detrimental the wrong workplace can be to your health, I want to prevent others experiencing that.
Personally, I think disability is something that links most (if not all) other forms of oppression, and that by tackling ableism, we address a whole host of other issues.
I use a mix of personal and professional experience to advocate for and create environments which remove many of the barriers that are faced by people like me in the workplace. I deliver workshops and talks on a range of issues, and love being able to create a safe and curious space where people of at all stages of their journey feel welcome and able to grow. I have worked in multiple sectors and countries, and have delivered numerous workshops for the University of Oxford. In one-on-one settings, I love equipping and empowering clients with the tools they need to succeed
Sarah Stephenson-Hunter (she/her)
Pk Kulasegram (they/them)
Together we make up Simply Equality