12) A Kind Queer Heart: Empowering and Funding New Stories

We were proud to host a full panel of 5 industry experts for this panel based around OKRE's new #KindQueerHeart initiative. From Hannah Jarrett-Scott giving insights on how to portray authenticity on screen by utilising her own lived experience, to Antonia Belcher emphasising the wish of many trans people to be shown in a “normal” light as others are are within the media, we were provided with a variety of insights. The key takeaway from this panel - featuring Elle Osili-Wood, Daniel Edwards and David Brindley - was the focus on a need for authenticity when it comes to representation of those who are LGBTQ+ and the huge impact that this can have on the wellbeing of the community.