Exhale is an non-profit organisation which aims to create safe space to dream, explore and connect for QTIPOC+ (Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour) living in Glasgow and Scotland.
All projects at Exhale are created, run and facilitated by people who identify as QTIPOC+. Therefore, we recognise the unique tensions that our community faces between our culture, identity and belonging. We hope that by bringing people together, who have had similar experiences, in an environment designed to support flourishing we can begin to mend these tensions and facilitate self-acceptance and positive self-expression.
Our activities are guided by 3 main principles:
- Education as advocacy – We consider the unheard histories of QTIPOC+ communities across cultures, offering a diverse narratives that we can see ourselves and imagine others in creating spaces to engage with wonder.
- Creativity as flourishing – we create in order to express and explore our identities. We share our cultural legacies through dance, food, music, literature and so on always in conversation with each other, the legacy, and futures.
- Peer support – we facilitate space for the development of community praxis with others to share the experiences of those who identify as QTIPOC+
272 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JR