Embrace your Queerability and unlock your full potential
The Queerability Circles are intentionally crafted by Luciana and her team with the unique needs and experiences of the queer community in mind. Luciana has a deep understanding of the unique challenges and experiences faced by the community, and is dedicated to ensuring that every member feels seen, heard, and valued.
Ellie and Nick, the facilitators of our Queerability Circles, bring a wealth of skills and experience to the table. Their aim is to create a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space where participants can explore, learn and connect. As queer individuals themselves, Nick and Ellie truly understand the challenges and experiences faced by the LGBTQ+ community, and their facilitation reflects this deep understanding.
“It all starts with your story. You have been on your own unique journey. That journey has led you here, to the person you are today.
Every single thing you were told, you believed, is broken down and exposed for what they were — scrutinised and analysed. It will cause many ‘WTF’ moments. But you will own your story. You will be your authentic beautiful self.”
Across Rainbows founder, Luciana Cousin
What is 'Queerability'?
Queerability is a term we coined to describe the unique superpower that all individuals within the LGBTQ+ community possess. It's not just about surviving and finding acceptance, but also about thriving, championing, and loving who we are.
When we awaken our Queerability, we live each day with unlimited courage, kindness, and resilience. It allows us to become the person we want to be, behave how we want to behave, and achieve the goals we desire. Queerability is about embracing our unique identities and using them as a source of strength and power.
It's important to recognise that Queerability is not just about overcoming challenges, but also about celebrating our diversity and our ability to create change in the world. It's about being true to ourselves and living authentically, even in the face of adversity.
At Across Rainbows, we understand the power of Queerability, and we work to create a safe and inclusive space for individuals within the LGBTQ+ community to embrace their unique identities and use their superpower to achieve their dreams. We believe that when individuals can live authentically and feel accepted, they can develop the inner strength needed to thrive and create positive change in the world.
Meet The Queerability Circles Team
Creator of safe spaces and unapologetically loud when it comes to empowering the LGBTQ+ community
Luciana is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and co-founder of Across Rainbows, an initiative dedicated to empowering and supporting LGBTQ+ individuals. As a queer woman, she understands first-hand the struggles of seeking validation from others and having one's identity forced upon them. Luciana is dedicated to breaking down cultural norms and expectations that have stifled LGBTQ+ individuals for too long.
Luciana's personal journey towards self-discovery and self-acceptance has taught her the importance of letting go of the expectations of others and embracing her own opinions ideas and needs. She has forged a new path for herself based on her personal truths and she wants to inspire others to do the same. With a focus on prioritizing their own well-being and breaking free from societal constraints, Across Rainbows aims to empower individuals to create their own unique path to happiness and fulfilment.
Luciana believes that the key to creating a better world is to build a more compassionate and inclusive community that accepts and celebrates diversity. Through her advocacy work and leadership with Across Rainbows, Luciana strives to create a safe and supportive space where LGBTQ+ individuals can express themselves freely without judgment or shame. By breaking free from the constraints of societal expectations and upbringing, individuals can find happiness and fulfillment on their own terms.
A multi-talented artist based in London
Growing up, Ellena struggled to fit in and spent many of her younger years feeling like an outcast.
It wasn't until she attended The University of Kent that she felt herself connecting with others more easily and taking the first few explorative steps to becoming her authentic self and finding her passions.
Areas that particularly resonate with Ellena is the importance of representation and creating equal opportunities. In 2019, she co-founded a curated events company called The ReWrite Company. The company focused on providing a platform for female and non-binary creatives to showcase their talents through personal and cathartic work.
Ellena's life experience has made her a natural leader for identity workshops and embodied her with a refusal to be ashamed of her true self again. She refuses to be silenced by societal norms, taking pride in her sexuality and femininity, and using her experience as a woman to drive her creative work. Her ability to embrace and celebrate her identity has given her a unique perspective on the importance of self-acceptance and expression in all aspects of life.
An entrepreneur, filmmaker and LGBTQ+ advocate
Nick Cousin is a driven individual who is dedicated to promoting inclusivity and acceptance for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. After obtaining an MSc in Psychology and Neuro Marketing in 2019, Nick co-founded Across Rainbows with his mother in March 2020. Together, they tirelessly work towards empowering the LGBTQ+ community and promoting diversity and acceptance.
Nick's own experiences of being bullied as a young person fuel his passion to create a positive impact in the world. He uses his personal struggles to create engaging and informative workshops and seminars for the community. In addition, Nick is a budding filmmaker with a strong desire to share diverse stories. He has contributed to various film projects, honing his craft and exploring new ways to bring people together.
Nick also hosts a podcast called 'Queerability', where he shares personal stories around LGBTQ+ issues and creates a space where queer people can come together to share their experiences and build a sense of community.At the core of Nick's work is the belief that queer people have the right to take back control of their narrative. Through his unwavering commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and acceptance, Nick is making a significant impact in the world and contributing to building a better, more compassionate world for everyone.
5 Weeks I Weekly Sessions
The Power Of You
A Queerability Circle
'The Power Of You' programme consists of four modules, delivered over a five week period in weekly sessions.
The Power Of You Circle | Modules
Module 1 | Identifying our underlying scripts and beliefs, the underlying conscious beliefs surrounding early life stages, and where our current inner narrative comes from.
Module 2 | Looking at the beliefs and behaviours that impact our adult years, and introduces the Repetitive Paralysis Cycle and the special Pin Drop App for assessing our sense of self.
Module 3 | Uncovering the Queer Shades buried in our consciousness, hidden from ourselves and others, so we can start to define who we are, and who we believe ourselves to be.
Module 4 | Learning and understanding all about Queer boundaries, learning say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – on our terms.
What are the benefits of 'The Power Of You' Circle?
Stronger identity and sense of self – confidently self-navigate through life
Improved relationships and intimacy – take control of your relationships, intimacy and sexuality, without guilt or shame
Clarity of purpose in life – you are more than just your sexual and/or gender identity
How long are the sessions? – Sessions run for 2 - 2.5 hours per week
Where are they based? – At our safe-space and LGBTQ+ venue, Below Arcobaleno
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