Jessica York talks about Performing Arts latest performance on Transphobia
Performing arts demonstrate their skills in many performances on all sorts of subjects and classical well known musicals and plays across the year. We spoke to Jessica about her Level 2 course and their recent performance ‘Fe/Male’.
“I wanted to get out and do something in the community. I love acting, I’ve always had a passion for acting. I just wanted to pursue it more.
Our latest performance was about the transgender community. It was quite touching for me as I am trans. It was about transphobia and people being bullied for being trans. It was very emotional, but I was proud to be able to do it. The role I played in the performance was the person being transphobic. It was really hard for me to do that role because even though I was acting, I felt mean.
It’s never too late to dream big, my dream goal is to work on a cruise ship and do entertainment on cruises. I love travelling and speaking to people. I just need my level 2 and 3 qualifications to go straight from college.
Since I’ve been on this course, I’ve become more confident in talking and being myself.”
It’s important for our students, staff and apprentices to learn about diversity, inclusivity and celebrate difference. Tackling bullying and transphobia in class allows the students to explore these subjects in an educational way, whilst raising awareness.