Sandra was born in South Africa, and is now the Lead Nurse for Integrated Sexual Health at Whipps Cross and Newham University hospitals. She firmly believes that contraception and sexual health are key to giving women the freedom to pursue their ambitions. 1000women spoke to
Yvonne is a single lesbian mother who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia over two decades ago. She now works for charity Thames Reach, and has also worked as a gay rights campaigner for more than thirty years.
I’ve been a lesbian since I left school. I
Sana was born in Pakistan and moved to Birmingham in 2005, after being forced into marriage. She identifies as a lesbian and is currently living in London as an asylum seeker.
Back in Karachi, Pakistan, my mum never had time for me. Our house was male-dominated
Joy, of Nigerian descent, is a creative producer and writer, who works in both films and plays.
As a young girl growing up in Nigeria, the way my parents broached the subject of relationships with members of the opposite sex evolved something like this:
Age 13: Avoid