Director of Administration and Company Secretary
Beverley has participated in UK Black Pride since the first event and assumed the role of Director of Administration and Company Secretary to the Board in 2008.
Beverley is a creative force and published author (Chroma, 2004; Kairos in Soho Almanac 2nd Ed 2012). She has lectured in women’s studies in the early 1990s when debates about gender and queer identity flourished. She was recently awarded a PhD in gender history from University of London. Prior to pursuing her academic interests, Beverley worked in the public sector. She has held a long-term interest in gender equality issues and has fulfilled a number of rewarding placements in the voluntary sector supporting women’s organisations.
Beverley cites her inspiration as Audre Lorde’s analysis of difference in Sister Outsider: History conditions us to see human difference in simplistic opposition to each other, rejection of difference is an absolute necessity we have all been programmed to respond to human differences between us with fear and loathing.
This dissection of the human condition moved Beverley to take on her pivotal role within UK Black Pride to achieve its objective of reaching many groups within the rich spectrum of the Black LGBT community. Beverley regards this challenging goal to have surpassed all others.