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
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.
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.
Rowan is a bisexual genderqueer trans man with a passion for intersectional feminism, cheesy scifi/fantasy and Dungeons and Dragons. He volunteers with InisdeOut assisting the 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.
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.
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.