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Hi everyone! We’re the Lotus System (name pending an update), and we’re a group of roughly a dozen and counting queer, neurodiverse trans women from the UK. We realised that we’re a system around April 2020, but it wasn’t until January 2021 that everything began clicking into place. Since then, we’ve been working hard to build internal community and grow into our best selves together, which led us to the System Mapping course that we finished a few days ago! We’re incredibly excited to join this new group and get to know y’all <3
We’re collectively memoir writers, LGBTQ+ activists, mental health activists and grassroots plural activists. Our background is in biochemistry, but over the last 2-3 years, we’ve switched focus towards storytelling and helping marginalised communities more directly. We’re especially passionate about narrative therapy and re-authoring our relationship with our past – it’s helped us a lot so far! We’re currently designing a writing group for a local mental health charity, holding space for trans people to celebrate their inner selves and the directions they’re blossoming into, so there’s likely to be a great deal of AOSIAVV as we build a new community from scratch!
Apart from that, we’re a super passionate, affectionate and nerdy bunch of people! We’re looking forward to working through the course material with y’all, and hopefully we’ll make a few new friends along the way!