Alexander Lyons


Alexander Lyons (he/him) is a consultant, facilitator and co-founder of Held, a partnership that provides learning and holds space for people to have the conversations they need to have and to take responsibility for their relationships in service of collective liberation.

Alexander has a background in anti-oppression facilitation, organisational culture consultancy embedding purpose and values, and a past in communications strategy and support for social changemakers and spiritual leaders. He did his Masters Degree in Sexual Dissidence and Queer Theory many years ago, and is currently a Trustee at Rainbow Migration, a charity supporting LGBTQI+ people through the UK immigration and asylum system. He absolutely adores Ursula K Le Guin.

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Barriers to Bridging: Building Relational Skills to Connect Across Difference
When it comes to addressing othering and building a world in which everyone gets to belong, it can be tempting to orient our attention solely to the systems that perpetuate that othering, to focus our critiques on the actors we feel responsible for othering ideologies, and to engage only our intellect in the heavy work of socio-political change and movement-building.