Compass was a QSA leader at their school and since then has become more and more involved with volunteering in the rainbow community.
They, along with other amazing InsideOUT volunteers, host and coordinate SpeakOut Radio which airs fortnightly on 106.1 FM. They are passionate about activism and working towards rainbow young people feeling safe and involved in their communities.
A youth worker and educator who has been volunteering with InsideOUT for five years with a focus on supporting and empowering young people in the rainbow community living with mental illness/disability.
Maggie is also undertaking a Bachelor of Science at Victoria University and is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner in their spare time.
Kia ora koutou! Ko Brit taku ikoa. He takatāpui ahau. He māraurau mahi pāpori, kohara mahi taiohi ahau
I am a qualified social worker, passionate about rangatahi, mental health and raising the mana of all people.
My best friends include John (my blue-tongue lizard) & Titch (bestie/dog) and my many other animals. Arohanui xx
Jaye (they/he/ia) is a takatāpui person who recently completed a conjoint BA/BSc in ecology and biodiversity, marine biology, and English literature minoring in Māori studies. They are now working as a te reo Māori teacher. They’re passionate about social issues such as feminism, racial equality, conservation and climate change, they also like to draw, read, cook/bake and play video games. Jaye has been involved with InsideOUT since the beginning of 2016 first as a volunteer, then as a trustee and our chairperson. They are excited and enthused to continue their work with InsideOUT and to give back to a community that has given them so much love and support over the years.
Sophie is studying towards her Master of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Victoria University. She loves painting, making jewellery and and is passionate about rainbow equality, intersectional feminism and climate change.
She became a volunteer with InsideOUT to promote and educate people about rainbow issues in New Zealand and loves facilitating workshops. Sophie also likes reading, coffee and collecting giant earrings.
My name is Tiare and I’m 21 years old. I identify as Takatāpui and a trans man. I’m from Taranaki and now live in the beautiful capital.
I’m currently studying at Victoria University and am in my last year of studies. My main interests are hitting the gym, sports such as basketball and rugby league, cooking and hanging out with the pals. I enjoy being a volunteer with InsideOUT.
Sarah is an 18-year-old rainbow identifying cis woman from Nelson, now residing in Ōtautahi. She studies Politics and Education under a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Canterbury with a passion for anything relating to youth!
Her facebook and instagram cite herself as a student by day, and youth worker & volunteer by any spare time she gets. She enjoys any and all time spent in the sun, loves writing, is an avid thrifter with an overflowing closet full of colour, and a heavily enthusiastic animal rights advocate (yes, that means vegan). A specific area of interest for her is improving education and acknowledgement of all things sexuality and identity within Aotearoa’s schools.
Molly identifies as a bisexual woman. Born and raised in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, she is now living in Martinborough.
She is currently a PhD student studying how sexism impacts people’s support seeking behaviour and is also part of the Clinical Psychology program at Victoria University. Outside of her mahi, Molly likes to find a healthy balance between getting outdoors and going for walks, and curling up and watching Netflix with a cuppa tea
Ari is a bubbly Design student from Massey University. They aspire to provide the best support to their fellow peers, as well as to help improve the queer spaces for people of colour in Wellington.
In their downtime, Ari can be seen striding across town and, occasionally, with a kazoo in hand.
Rowan is a bisexual genderqueer trans man with a passion for intersectional feminism, cheesy scifi/fantasy and Dungeons and Dragons. He volunteers with InsideOUT assisting the Wellington School’s Coordinator in monthly QSA leadership meet ups and has filmed/ recorded audio for Shift Hui in the past
He has a BA in Classics and Philosophy and a Bachelor’s in Creative Technology majoring in film. In spare time that he doesn’t have, he hosts a podcast about queer representation in media. Rowan is passionate about telling diverse stories and advocating for queer youth, wanting to provide the things he needed growing up to the next generation.
Juliette (she/her) a queer woman studying law and politics. In particular, she is passionate about tackling climate change as well as reducing inequality and discrimination in New Zealand. She is very excited about being part of InsideOUT’s work providing much-needed support to young rainbow youth in Aotearoa. She spent most of her childhood in Singapore and the Netherlands, which has led to her wanting to travel and live abroad in the future. In her spare time, she enjoys spoiling her cat, painting, sewing, and binging TV shows.