Testimonials

On an Angles interaction (2017):

“I took a lot from it, it was very important I feel to simply introduce/motivate a critical grappling with the issue of sexual violence, and be inspired by the first-person accounts of the participants brought along as volunteers. The multiplicity of volunteers was really helpful and illuminating. It’s an incredibly useful session, if for nothing other than reminding us how much there is to listen to and integrate into our work on this particular topic, and the benefit of these kinds of sessions for a host of other topics.”

Tom Goulding, Video Reporter, The Independent

On All About Trans’ ITV interaction (2017):

“It’s taught me that even if we’re unsure of the right terminology and language to use and how to approach the topic, we shouldn’t be afraid to talk about trans matters. It’s better to show your interest in learning more and get it wrong, than it is to shy away from talking about it altogether.”

Kate Russell, Development Coordinator, ITV

On participating in the All About Trans BBC Newsnight interaction (2016):

“Thank you guys, for coming out, particularly the media representatives. You play a very large part in putting our voices, our stories out there. And sometimes, yes, it comes across that we sound so angry towards you. But I want to show that I’m grateful for you putting our stories out there and raising our platform.”

Romario Wanliss, All About Trans volunteer

On an Angles interaction (2017):

“It was overall excellent experience. A fantastic workshop, I feel much more prepared to tackle video stories on this topic.”

Amy Ashenden, LGBTQ Correspondent & Assistant & Video Editor, Evening Standard online

On All About Trans’ BBC Newsnight interaction (2016):

“I think it’s been fantastic. We sometimes treat conversations [about being trans] as abstract, academic discussion. Hearing people talk about their experience, about being challenged all throughout their lives makes you think again about the whole issue.”

 Ian Katz, Editor, BBC Newsnight

On All About Trans’ New Statesman interaction (2015):

“The interaction improved my understanding of trans experiences. Before, I wouldn’t have held conversations asking if stories are relevant, if the approach is appropriate, what language should be used. Now I would look twice at regular stories and commission articles more carefully. I have a more sceptical eye.”

Anoosh Chakelian, Deputy Web Editor, New Statesman

On All About Trans’ Mail on Sunday interaction (2015):

“It’s been very interesting, very educative. It’s all been very human and personal without being schmaltzy.”

Mark Nicol, Defence Editor, Mail on Sunday

On working with All About Trans since 2014:

“Our working relationship has been really effective and I would like for this to continue; advice on scripts and storyline points has been invaluable…I really enjoyed the group work as it gave me chance to get to know people better and hear their individual stories.”

Lauren Heeley, Researcher, Hollyoaks

On an Angles interaction (2017):

“Journalists often only meet people who have [experienced sexual or domestic violence] in a formal interview, or seeing them across a court room when covering a case. Our meeting gave us an opportunity to speak off the record with some extremely wise and brave people in a friendly, informal atmosphere.”

Stephen Pritchard, Reader’s Editor, The Observer

On All About Trans ITV interaction (2017):

“On Road’s project All About Trans is doing such important work and making meaningful change for trans people in the UK. They deliver the work with great care and professionalism.”

Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir (Owl), My Genderation, All About Trans Advisor and facilitator

“On Road Media makes radical interventions on behalf of and with the most marginalised groups in society. The company is fearless tackling prejudice within and outside of communities head on. However most important is that On Road Media empowers the group itself to take their agenda forward.”

Claire Hodgson, Director, Diverse City

On Trans Media Action/All About Trans (2011 – 2014):

“After working with On Road over the last year I’ve also come to realise how important the less tangible support they give is. By teaching how to communicate effectively and demonstrating what can be achieved they raise self-esteem in marginalised groups, encourage people to believe in their own voice and turn despair into positivity.”

Sarah Lennox, All About Trans co-founder and author

On All About Trans: The Interactions (2013)

“A perfect opportunity to get an insight into a much neglected and often misunderstood aspect of modern British society.”

David Connett, News Editor, The Independent

On Undoc Camp (2012):

“It was a genuinely great experience for me personally. I thought the On Road Media staff were impressive. And I was very struck by the way [they] maintained a balance between cheerfulness and seriousness throughout the day.”

 Leila Baker, Research Manager, Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR)

On Undoc Camp (2012):

“… excellent: really well organised, focused, very easy to network, lovely space, great to have a ‘flat structure’ with the funders and a great atmosphere. Everyone was pretty energised from the outset and I think credit to On Road for firing people up in the run up to the event…”

Rosie Parkyn, BBC

On a digital media workshop (2014):

“The very practical nature of the workshop was really helpful, we got stuck in right away, overcoming fears and nerves! Glad that we all got to try all aspects – filming, interviewing, being filmed, editing – so we all have a good understanding of what’s involved.”

Greta Hughson, Sub-Editor, NAM (HIV/AIDS organisation)

On a video blogging course for charities (2011):

“I thought Nathalie was an excellent tutor, very relaxed (and patient) in her approach and never patronising, even when dealing with trainees who were not confident with technology. I also found the approach of giving us short amounts of time to carry out our interviews was inspired – it induced mild panic in us all, but forced us into action.”

Craig Brierley, Media Officer, Wellcome Trust

Ian Critchley is a member of the Advisory Group for All About Trans and helped to established the Trans Comedy Award with BBC Writers Room (2014)

“The experience gave great promise of a better awareness of the issues facing the trans community. Having spent some time listening to people’s stories we came to the view that the best way to help move things on was to think about some kind of bursary or writing competition which would give the opportunity to explore things further.”

Ian Critchley, BBC Head of Creative Resources