AMANDA MIDDLETON is a white queer antipodean Systemic Psychotherapist. A member of the LGBTQI community since coming out as a mouthy lesbian in her teenage years, Amanda has passionately fought to put queer lives at the centre of knowledge-making for more than 20 years. Loads of elements of her life have attuned her to be especially interested in power, so she finds her self thinking a lot about use of self practices, how intersectionality informs therapeutic talk and co-creating metaphors that honour queer resilience. Amanda works as a Relationship Therapist at The Pink Practice, trainer and supervisor at Gendered Intelligence and teaches on a range of Family Therapy trainings in the UK. She has specialised in working with LGBTQI communities, families and relationships as it is where she finds the most joy.