A picture of Anu Priya. They are wearing a yellow top and dark red dungarees, a nose piercing, gold colour earrings and black framed glasses. They have short black hair and are smiling.

I am a values-based, systems-driven strategic leader with over a decade’s experience in the not-for-profit sector in India and the UK. Central to my experiences as a queer, migrant person of colour is a strong understanding and lived experience of systemic oppression.

Throughout my career, I have found the sector to be exploitative and extractive of minoritised and racialised people. I have experienced first-hand discrimination when attempting to challenge organisations and leaders to be anti-racist in my work. Tired of coming up against systemic oppression and institutional gate-keeping by well-meaning ‘good’ people with ‘good intentions’ perpetuating harm, I decided to stand firm against racism and invest in my own power. 

I have trained, consulted on and facilitated conversations on anti-racism and anti-oppression on a freelance basis for over three years. Some of the organisations I have worked with include: Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Lankelly Chase Foundation, Trust for London, Two Ridings Community Foundation, Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds, National Breastfeeding Helpline, University of York, York St John University and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

I am also a highly skilled and experienced fundraiser and offer ad hoc fundraising support to organisations.