Allies Corner is an evening of discussion, film screening, camaraderie and education that will highlight the art and stories of trans people. Watch 7 films directed by Neelu Bhuman & hear from people leading in tv, fashion, trans children’s rights, writers and entertainment. We will delve into questions like, ‘where do trans children get support’ and ‘is fear killing the conversations around how to be a trans ally’. Come with an open mind and take part in the conversation, get to know people and have some fun mingling. 

*Allyship is a lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability with marginalised individuals and/or groups of people. Not self-defined—it requires ongoing work and efforts.

Hosted at the Google Pancras Square office, King's Cross.

Doors open 18:00 for registration and free drinks & nibbles and music by S/HE.

Our host Mzz Kimberley invites us to watch the omnibus short film Transfinite (70min), followed by a panel discussion chaired by Kayza Rose, with guests Juno Dawson, Chaune King, Caryn Franklin, Ben Hunte & Lui Asquith.

Visit stalls presenting the work of Humblebee Creative, Spectra & CliniQ.

Please note this event has an 18+ age limit.

Community partners


Start: 18:30, Duration: 70min

Directed by Neelu Bhuman.

Transfinite is a sci-fi omnibus feature film composed of seven standalone short stories where supernatural trans and queer people from various cultures use their powers to protect, love, teach, fight and thrive.


Mzz Kimberly

Mzz Kimberley

Mzz Kimberley aka Kim Tatum studied musical theatre at the City Lit Institute in London and acting at the New York Academy of Theatre Arts under the direction of Philip Nolan.

Kim’s first film role was the cult hit ‘Killer Tongue’ with award-winning visionary director Alberto Sciamma. Additionally, she appeared in ‘Preaching to the Perverted’, a role first offered to Jerry Hall. Other acting credits include, ‘Wave Lengths’, ‘Cold Feet’, and a cameo role in ‘East-Enders’ with scenes opposite the Mitchell brothers. Kim’s theatre credits include, ’The Maids, playing ‘The Madam’ which toured in Russia, ‘The Las Vegas Story’ and ‘In the Flesh’, her first lead which toured Los Angeles and Sydney. Also, the lead in “The Vampires of Sodom“, performed in New York, directed by childhood friend Daniel Both. Kim played Zakia in Trans Scripts which toured England, played Joan in Rikki Beedle Blair’s production of Summer in London at the Stratford East, Dead and Breathing at the unity theatre in Liverpool and Albany theatre in London. Kim was supporting lead in a new musical, ‘Closet’s’, at the Hope theatre in Manchester. Kim is the supporting lead in the hit Web series, 'Spectrum East'. Kim has become a regular in the new sitcom The Finellis.

Kim is a regular on the main stage for London Gay Pride and head judge for ‘Pride’s Got Talent’.

Kim was made patron of ‘CliniQ’ this year, a health service for the trans and non-binary community, ambassador for ParaPride and AIDS memorial UK,

Kim was just awarded the 10/10 award at the House of Lords from The Naz Project, presented by Baroness Liz Barker in conjunction with HR Princess Tessy of Luxembourg.

Kim is the director and founder of Mzz Kimberley’s LIFE, highlighting trans performers.

Photo credit: Club Kiki

Panel Discussion

Start: 20:00

We will delve into questions like, ‘where do trans children get support’ and ‘is fear killing the conversations around how to be a trans ally’.

Kayza Rose

Kayza Rose

Creator of Allies Corner & Panel Chair

Kayza Rose is the Operations Director at Mzz Kimberley’s LIFE which she developed with Mzz Kimberley to support CliniQ - centring trans people.

Kayza is a creative producer, artistic director, activist filmmaker & Arts Council England - Change Maker who uses creative practices to give marginalised groups a voice and combines her work at Mzz Kimberley’s LIFE with her roles as Chief Operating Officer at AZ Mag, Operations Director at Wahala Film Fund, Artistic Director at AZ Hub, guest lecturer & curriculum consultant at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and as creator & creator/Artistic Director at Family Dinner which is a sober day event focussing on QTIPOC* well-being.

Kayza is a co-creator with Campbell X of QTIPOC Family, an intergenerational event centring LGBTQI+ BAME people with DJs, film, performance and community participation. In 2018 Kayza produced VISIBLE (directed by Campbell X) which is a film about the erasure and sanitisation of QTIPOC history and contributions.

Kayza is operations director at Wahala Film Fund which is a fund helping QTIPOC filmmakers complete their films.

Kayza is Head of External Events at UK Black Pride which covers events outside of the annual celebrations in Haggerston Park.

Allies Corner was created in 2019 by Kayza as a space to connect potential allies to trans people.

Kayza is creative producer at QTIPOC Creatives for young, working class QTIPOC creatives who don’t have any formal arts training. After the success of the first cohort of creatives, the next QTIPOC Creatives arts school will be opening in 2020. *QTIPOC stands for Queer Trans Intersex People of Colour  

Photo credit: Roxene Anderson

Juno Dawson

Juno Dawson


Juno Dawson is a bestselling novelist, screenwriter, journalist, and a columnist for Attitude Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, The Pool, Dazed and the Guardian. She has also contributed to news items on BBC Women’s Hour, Front Row, ITV News, Channel 5 News, This Morning and Newsnight. She is presently adapting her 2019 novel, MEAT MARKET for television.

Photo credit: Eivind Hansen

Chaune King

Chaune King


Award-winning Actor, Entertainer, Extrodanere Chaune King is recognised for his drive and determination to making a difference but more importantly, he is known for being a positive role model within his community. He is dedicated to advocacy work, raising the profile and issues that directly affect the black LGBT community and continues to be a voice for black minority rights within the trans community and other spectrums of sexuality and gender-related issues.

Chaune King steamrolled a path throughout the entertainment industry. Nominated for 2 Entertainer of the Year Awards, Unsung Hero Award, Man of the Year Award and most recently Honorary Music Associate Award along with credits for his acting roles in Stud Life and Spectrum London.

Chaune King currently holds patronage for “Diversity Role Models” and “Schools Out” charities. Chaune King also held patronage with "Pride London". Chaune King’s love for his community and body of work stretches across the UK, working in schools and businesses combating BLGBT stigmas and discrimination.


Photo credit: John Godwin

Caryn Franklin

Caryn Franklin MBE


Caryn Franklin MBE, MSc (Psyche) - former fashion editor and co-editor of i-D Magazine and prime-time BBC TV presenter throughout the eighties and nineties, is a multi-platform broadcaster, fashion and identity commentator and activist.

In nearly four decades of practice Caryn has explored the politics of image and self-esteem through commercial, educational and activist positions with projects involving international design names and everyday users of fashion as well as refugees in battle zones, workers in free-trade-zone slums, mental-health and body-image experts, MP's and Government.

She takes a keen interest in sustainability both material and emotional and has written for numerous magazines, newspapers and websites, produced 4 books, authored many TV shows and documentaries on fashion and co-created groundbreaking campaigns such Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and the multi-award winning All Walks Beyond the Catwalk.

In recent years and with an MSc in applied psychology, specialising in selfhood, gender, inclusivity and bias, Caryn also consults with commercial brands, corporate leadership initiatives as well as progressive educational institutions internationally. She is a visiting lecturer, holding both honorary fellowship and doctorate posts and is visiting professor at Kingston School of Art.

See more on or Instagram: franklinonfashion

Photo credit: Sarah Creswell

Ben Hunte

Ben Hunte


Ben Hunte is an award-winning presenter and journalist. In March 2019, he became the BBC’s first LGBT correspondent. Ben has been called “the youngest, blackest and queerest correspondent the BBC has ever had.”

Since starting the role, Ben has uncovered racism at UK pride festivals, he’s revealed how black male victims of sexual abuse are ‘ignored’ by the government, he broke the news of HRH Prince William supporting a potential LGBT royal, and he fronted a season of coverage celebrating 50 years since the Stonewall Riots.

Prior to this, in 2018 Ben launched and presented BBC What’s New, the BBC’s first TV programme and digital service for children in Africa. BBC What's New went viral several times, with content from it becoming the most engaged posts of all time across BBC News Africa's social media pages.

After studying a Neuroscience degree on an all-expenses paid scholarship in Malaysia, where he also started a magazine and events agency, at 23 Ben became one of Google’s youngest strategy managers. Alongside consulting the world’s leading media organisations, Ben worked as a YouTuber - with over 100,000 subscribers and followers.

Twitter, Instagram

Photo credit: TBD

Lui Asquith

Lui Asquith


Mermaids is a charity that was established 25 years ago. Mermaids is passionate about supporting gender diverse, gender-exploring and transgender children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity.

Lui (pronouns they/them) is non-binary and a qualified lawyer, with a background in LGBTI activism. They moved to Mermaids just under 2 years ago when they realised their passion lay in trans rights and lives. They now manage both the legal team and the policy team within the charity working with lawyers and politicians around the UK with an aim to make the UK a place where the rights of every young trans and gender diverse child are recognised every day.





S/HE is a non binary trans* DJ based in London.

He artistically grew up in Milan where he was formerly part of the Pornflakes Queer Crew and he is currently part and cofounder of the Tomboys Don't Cry collective. His new wave background and his research on electronic music moulds deep outlines for an hard-beat cosmic dance with a post-gender touch. He played for various queer parties in London and since 2016 for the Trans Pride Official After Party in Brighton. Last October he also played as a special guest after the live of the non binary artist Planningtorock in Brighton and at the last Allies Corner in London. 



Kamp Kiki

Humblebee Creative

Humblebee Creative is a social enterprise founded in May 2019, offering fresh perspectives on minority voices.

Kamari Roméo graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in Dec 2019 with a distinction in Producing. He is a multi-disciplinary artist with interests in Psychology, Immersive Entertainment & Applied Theatre. Kamari’s work encourages audiences to be less passive and more engaged through an immersive aesthetic, awakening the audience’s own social responsibility through art that pollinates conversation.

Kamp Kiki is a new annual retreat for transgender people from the African & Caribbean Diaspora and was the first project to launch the business.