Jo Garwood is a 34-year-old queer woman living in Brixton and working as Digital Manager for the LGBT equality charity Stonewall. This means overseeing the organisation's websites, social media channels and email communications. Outside of work, Jo volunteers at the Opening Doors monthly women's film night and also takes part in their befriending scheme. For the past couple of years, Jo has done the press and marketing for the Wotever DIY Queer Film Festival, which has taken place both at Kennington's Cinema Museum and at the DIY Space for London in South London. She also enjoys photographing launderettes, collecting penknives and spending time by the sea. And gin.
Helen Oakleigh is a performer, writer, human right’s activist and film-maker whose work has taken her around the world. Oakleigh has a Degree in Acting and Writing, a Post Graduate Diploma in Screen Acting, a Diploma in Video Production and awarded a place at RADA as part of the Sara Sugarman writing bursaries. Career highlight's include a mix of Shakespeare and Panto through to BBC, Films Audio Books and so much more in UK, LA and worldwide.
In 2016 you may also have seen Oakleigh performing spoken word at various LGBT+ events including Pride in London, LFEST, Porstmouth Pride, Brighton Pride, Ultimate Planet Awards and more or have seen the film she wrote and starred in "Why We Need A Pride" which you can also watch on this link here. Also this year she has written for DIVA Magazine, played Jade in new Brighton based LGBT web series "As We Are" out on October 31st and is currently filming Belle in London based LGBT web series "Different For Girls".