Our new Transgender Affairs Editor Rebecca Tallon de Havilland also runs Project BootCamp out of 56 Dean Street and this week the group held its annual Christmas Party at Ku Leicester Square. Rebecca explains more about the project and reports on the celebratory event at Ku.
As this is my first report for Boyz magazine as Trans Affairs Editor, I’d really like to say how thrilled I am to be a part of the Boyz team.
So how fitting it is to highlight Project Bootcamp which was born from my past career and present one in fashion and health care.
It’s a 12 week programme taking place once a week at 56 Dean Street and then at the end of the series of workshops there is a graduation at Kensington Palace – but because of Covid-19 it has changed life for all of us drastically, so I put my thinking cap on and have turned it into ZoomCamp!
Normally this time of year we would be having our graduation at Kensington Palace – who are one of our greatest fans – and another is Ku Bar who this time last year raised over £12,000 for us so we could keep going and add to Project BootCamp’s work.
So what better way to end our year this year than to have a very socially distanced Christmas Party at Ku Bar on Wednesday night (9th December). The lengths Ku have gone to were amazing! So over pizza and a few drinks, we took some fab pictures and we had two hours of fun and laughter.
It was wonderful to see everyone having fun but I still missed the hugs – though it was worth that sacrifice.
I will be heading back to Ireland for Christmas and if there’s anything exciting I get to attend I will let you in on it.
So once again thank you for all the support and 2021 will be a great year with a lot more trans & non binary visibility at Boyz.
Wishing you all a blessed Christmas and a much better year in 2021.
And as one tweet said, Rebecca is one of the Boyz 🏳️⚧️💖