Grit with Grace | Free Workshop | 3 July 2021

Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

171 reviews
Jul 3 - 3, 2021
Group size: 1 - 100
Grit with Grace | Free Workshop | 3 July 2021
Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

171 reviews

Jul 3 - 3, 2021
Group size: 1 - 100

About this trip

Workshop : Grit with Grace

Date : Saturday 3rd July

Time : 13:00 - 16:00 GMT

Location : Virtual

Audience : LGBTQ+

Cost : FREE  (Donations accepted)

A self-empowerment workshop exploring what resilience and fortitude look like through the lens of queer experience.

“We are powerful because we have survived, and that is what it is all about survival and growth.” Audre Lorde

Why join this workshop?

-  Gain some clarity on who you want to become
-  Discover new self-care tools for managing your own wellbeing
-  Challenge self-imposed personal narratives

-  Feel empowered having discovered new information about yourself
-  Increase the positive impact you could have in the world

About this workshop.

Together we’ll reflect on the unique strengths and qualities that derive from our lived experiences of being queer in a heteronormative world. Tapping into our physical, mental and emotional wisdom, we discover internal resources that take us beyond a state of resilience to that of fortitude. When we start really seeing and believing our own worth, we cultivate a stronger sense of self-esteem and confidence. We feel empowered as we confidently navigate and overcome everyday barriers and challenges. This helps us foster hope and growth within, and finally find the strength to effectively help and lead others. 

The tools we’ll use:

We'll be incorporating tried and tested practices such as journaling, group sharing, self-enquiry, breath-work and meditation. These will be interspersed with key teachings and coaching techniques.

About our approach.

We offer a safe space to get curious, open up and discuss with others, aspects of your life you’re finding challenging or simply want to improve. Naturally it is a completely confidential space, where individuals can openly share their feelings and thoughts with the option of anonymity. 

Your safety comes first.

Your safety is our main priority. For this reason, we may need to ask participants for some personal medical information, before we can confirm your place on the workshop. These are standard questions, there to protect your safety and everyone else involved. This information will only be shared on a need to know basis and will be GDPR compliant. We will also be undertaking other necessary safety measures, during and post-retreat.

We would highly recommend individuals with concerns relating to pre-existing mental health conditions, substance misuse and related disorders to seek immediate professional help. 

About the team.

This workshop has been designed by We Create Space - the LGBTQ+ self-empowerment platform.

Lead Facilitator - Dr Paul Taylor-Pitt

Co-Facilitator - David Kam

Guest Speaker - Coco (Talk to Coco)

Host and Founder - Michael Stephens

Experience Coordinator - Maylis Djikalou


This workshop is free of charge however donations do support future workshops. You can donate to our nonprofit just giving page here.

What’s included

  • Workshops
    All group workshops and activities.
  • Tools and Workbooks
    Pre-reading, workbooks and continual development resources.
  • Admin Support
    Should you require any help completing the pre-assessment and questionaire
  • Additional Support
    We will provide additional support in the form of signposting to relevant services only.
  • Confidentiality
    All participants will be asked to conform to our agreed privacy terms and conditions.
  • Medical Insurance
    Suitable and relevant medical insurance to be provided by participant.

Available Packages


Please pay what you can. All donations are much appreciated and go towards providing more wellbeing workshops within the community.


Available options



Grit with Grace
Virtual Workshop Itinerary.

Saturday 3rd July

13:00 - 16:00 GMT

·  Team introductions.

·  Visualisation.

·  Unit 1 - Workshop.

·  Conversation with Guest speaker. 

·  Unit 2 - Workshop. 

·  Breakout group sessions. 

·  Unit 3 - Workshop. 

·  Group share.

·  Breathwork.

·  Closing. 

Ahead of the session, a recommended reading list, tool-kit and pre-worksheet will be provided.

At the end of the day, participants will be provided some 'homework', to help with process and reflection.

Your Organizer

171 reviews
We Create Space is the self-empowerment platform for Queer Leaders, Change-Makers and LGBTQ+ Professionals. We're a non-profit social enterprise helping individuals with becoming the most impactful version of themselves - inside their own communities and organisations.


I learned so much from this workshop not only for myself but for the students that I work with too. I gathered a lot of ideas for things I can share with them and teach them too. The best part of the workshop was that it was started with a mindfulness exercise and the creation of a calm and warm environment. It allowed me to feel ready to do the work we set out to do and face the obstacle that courage can create. Thanks so much y'all!!!
By Sydney G for Give Me Courage | Free Workshop | 9 June 2021 on 14 Jun, 2021
A powerful and transformative weekend, exploring how leadership intersects with queer identity. I left having increased awareness of the influences around us, and of knowledge in how I wanted to lead alongside my identity. For a while I have become aware of the responsibility I feel in corporate, and following the weekend have the tools to engage and be mindful of how to work alongside others in this space.
By Bekky H for Who am i? | 08+09 May 2021 | LBTQ | UK on 09 Jun, 2021
Excellent workshop with a very important theme. Wonderful break out discussions. Strongly recommend. Would only ask for more tangible examples for the group to use in the break out sessions. Thanks for having us!
By Gatonga T for Play Your Self | Free Workshop | 15 May 2021 on 25 May, 2021
There's such a uniquely wholesome environment that is created by the team - it's a few hours of being less of who the world expects us to be and more of who we really are.
By Scott S for Give Me Courage | Free Workshop | 1 May 2021 on 22 May, 2021
I found this workshop very inspiring and moving. The speakers and couchers were very insigful, kind and skillful. It was an amazing space to share and conect with people of my comunity. And there was a lot of conection between us, even if we where miles apart. I think the work that "We create space" is excellent and I thank them so much for creating such space.
By Fran G for Give Me Courage | Free Workshop | 1 May 2021 on 22 May, 2021
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I took part in a weekend Who Am I? retreat and highly recommend it. The group size is intimate so never feels too daunting and you're able to build connections well. Maylis was a fantastic organiser - felt there was great communication from pre-booking right through to afterwards. Michael is a fantastic host, he leads the retreat with from a place of kindness, vulnerability and openness I find really commendable. Whether you're new to self exploration or a seasoned pro - I think this is worth doing.
By Jamie M on 01 Sep, 2020
I attended the Who Am I retreat in early June to explore my identify as a gay man. I found the retreat a life-enriching experience. The communication before the retreat was excellent and I particularly enjoyed the pre-retreat call. It was an intense two days - and virtual because of lockdown - but the conversations were enriching and inspiring and I thought that the structure and content was very well designed. Recommended!
By Freddie B on 30 Jun, 2020