Exhale.group is an non-profit organisation which aims to create safe space to dream, explore and connect for QTIPOC+ (Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour) living in Glasgow and Scotland.
At Exhale we recognise the unique tensions that our community faces between our culture, identity and belonging. We hope that by bringing people together, who have had similar experiences, in an environment designed to support flourishing we can begin to mend these tensions and facilitate self-acceptance and positive self-expression. Our spaces are safe, nurturing, and encouraging – the hallmarks for an honest exploration of culture and identity.
All projects at Exhale are created, run and facilitated by people who identify as QTIPOC+ which gives us a unique insight into supporting our communities. Together with empathy is the start of developing our community as a unit of resilience. Life is best navigated in community and as such we are intentional about collaboration. We seek out opportunities to engage with local QTIPOC+ creatives and practitioners to support our work.
We believe in the concept of the unit of resilience – which requires communities. Our mission then is simple – we support the development of communities which facilitates individual empowerment, capacity and capability, but most strikingly the social relationship that is community is the very place, space, and or reason for human expression.