Lucy (Lu) Wilson – Women Deliver

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2020

Lucy (Lu) Wilson

  • Age: 30
  •    |   She/they

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The only way we can build a more just and sustainable world is by working collectively and with solidarity. We need to make sure we don’t leave anyone behind and stand with people of color and disabled, queer, gender-non-binary and trans folk. Juntos somos mejores.

- Lucy (Lu) Wilson

Bio

Lu Wilson (she/they) is an LGBTQ+ activist and visual anthropologist. She currently works as an LGBTQ+ Youth Worker for a mental health organization in London, facilitating one-to-one sessions and groups on gender, sexuality, identity and mental health with LGBTQ+ young people between the ages 11 and 25.

Lu also works for the LGBT Foundation as a Consultant Trainer, facilitating training on all aspects of LGBTQ+ identities and communities including LGBT history and leadership, trans inclusion and intersectionality to a range of audiences including psychotherapists, local councils, community organizations and corporates.

Lu recently completed a Masters in Social and Visual Anthropology, researching queerness and queer collaborative filmmaking as a therapeutic tool for social justice. Lu is also trustee of a small international youth organization, and has collaboratively set up community organizations in South East London ranging from a youth group for Latin American young people and a mutual aid group supporting people with free food.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

My greatest achievement has been advocating for gender equality in my current organization. Our charity has a quota that 50 percent of participants have to be girls or young women, meaning we reach 35,000 girls every year with our practical youth-led entrepreneurship program. However, after my advocacy efforts, I have been made officially responsible for gender and inclusion and am leading a working group to design the organization’s first ever gender and inclusion strategy, which will be based on consultations with girls and boys globally and impact our work worldwide.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

Outside of my gender equality advocacy work, I enjoy making films and taking photos. I also practice yoga 5-7 times a week. I am planning to train as a psychotherapist.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Spanish (Advanced/Native)
  • French (Intermediate)