The Colours Youth Network team is proudly made up of a collective of QTIPOC
youth workers from across the UK. Find out more about the team below.
CHLOE COUSINS (she/her)
Chloe is an experienced youth worker and community organiser, passionate about centering fun and joy in her work. Chloe led on Greater Manchester's programme for QTIPOC youth at The Proud Trust for 5 years and has been the Strategic Lead for Rainbow Noir, a QTIPOC social and community action group based in Manchester, since 2012.
Colour: Yellow! Always yellow!
At Colours Youth Resi, where would we find you: Either in the screen printing room helping young people make awesome t-shirts or encouraging joyful dancing around the camp fire.
Someone QTIPOC who you admire: Lizzo as an artist, her music is so powerfully unapologetic, she's full of self love and is a great ally to others who are marginalised within our community too.
Random fact: I am completely obsessed with looking at house plants and trainers! Definitely my kryptonite.
CHY BURNETT (she/her)
Chy has been a youth worker her whole working life, and has worked across 5 different cities in the UK. Chy's work has always included an LGBTQ youth element and she has previously worked young people who are involved in gang affiliation and on anti knife crime campaigns.
At Colours Youth Resi where would we find you: on a big field or any open space with a ball or some sort of sports item. Encouraging everyone to play a game of football, netball, rounders, any game that involves competition and physical exercise - fun ways to realise stress and anxiety!
Someone QTIPOC who you admire: Gina Yashere (Comedian). Around 5 years ago, Gina did an Interview speaking about her background, her Nigerian culture and many other aspects. I loved how un-apologetically proud she was to describe how being Black and gay shouldn't need it's own headline. I thought it was amazing and extremely inspiring.
Random fact: I have the same birthday as my brother and 2 of my cousins.
SABAH CHOUDREY (they/them)
Reluctant activist on most things trans, brown and hairy. Proud trans youth worker since 2014 and psychotherapist in training. Sabah has built a presence across UK and Europe, speaking about intersectionality, identity and inclusion.
Colour : GOLD ALL DAY EVERY DAY
At Colours Youth Resi, where would we find you: in the main space talking about gender, dancing, encouraging everyone to keep hydrated (sometimes all at the same time).
Someone QTIPOC who you admire: I watched a conversation between Lady Phyll (founder UK Black Pride) and Kuchenga Shenje (writer, journalist) over pride season talk community, feminism, and healing and it was so beautiful.
Random fact: I love cats and I am allergic to cats.
SURIYA AISHA (she/her)
Artist, Activist and Cultural Producer, Suriya has worked with young people for the last 10 years. Championing accessibility, she's passionate about centring care in all her work and on shining a light on under-represented voices.
Colour: Mustard yellow
At Colours Youth Resi, where would we find you: You'll find me either in the corner sipping a warm cup of tea or stomping up a hill
Someone QTIPOC who you admire: Audre Lorde for always reminding us that art is power and to lean into our feelings
NORRINA RASHID (she/her)
Norrina has been a youth worker for over 30 years. In 1987 Norinna set up the first LGBT group in Bradford and has always fought fiercely for the rights of young black and people of colour to live freely in their identity. Norinna was also responsible for setting up Bradford Keighley Youth Parliament in 2002 after the riots of 2001.
Colours Youth UK is an independent QTIPOC youth organisation
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Company Number: 12714813