PIRC Team

Elena Blackmore

Facilitator & Researcher


www.twitter.com/elenabojo

I’m currently leading the Framing LGBTI Equality project; before that I was involved in a number of our previous publications, including Common Cause for Nature, Valuing Equality, the Common Cause Handbook and Building Bridges (on the framing of human rights in the UK). I’m most interested in how our cultural stories shape oppression and the ways we interact with each other and the natural world. My background’s in Psychology and International Development.

Interests:

  • Stories about change
  • Books in general…
  • Ukulele
  • Reading about ideas
  • Wild swimming & running around the Welsh countryside

Recent posts by Elena:

A new framing toolkit for equality campaigners and activists across Europe…

Download our new toolkit for Framing Equality here!  Interested in attending or hosting a workshop in the UK in the new year? Get in touch! We’re in Poland in the unpredictable summer of 2013. Progressive movements are collectively rolling their eyes at an attack on gender equality from the fringes of the religious right. ItRead more

PIRC goes flat: Twelve steps to organisational structural change

“It has been a bit of rollercoaster, albeit it one with no height restrictions and an office-based theme. During the process I have fluctuated between hopeful, frustrated, excited, bored, interested, determined, happy, grumpy, thankful and something that could only really be captured in a facial expression.”—Ralph Two years ago, PIRC transitioned from a slightly dysfunctional,Read more

Pride & Prejudice: Six framing lessons from London Pride

This month, people marched across London in the culmination of Pride. But in the lead up to the festivities, the organisers faced some pretty fierce criticism for this year’s Love Happens Here campaign. The PR company behind the campaign apologised after receiving complaints about the centring of straight people’s voices, the use of homophobic slursRead more

General Election Framing Guide

For anyone working towards a more equitable, democratic and sustainable society It’s just seven days until the polling stations close. Depending on your constitution (and/or the most recent poll you have seen), you might feel we are living in exciting (or terrifying) political times, or you might agree with Brenda in Bristol that there is justRead more

Framing LGBTQI Equality

  Why did a group of people in Russia want to ban LGBTI groups from using the rainbow flag (stolen from nature and the children, apparently), and how have movements like La Manif Pour Tous in France, protesting that sex education must ‘leave my gender stereotypes alone’ (not a joke), gained any serious support? In November 2017,Read more

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