Alexis Caught is an award-winning podcaster, writer, speaker, rugby player and LGBTQ activist with particular expertise in mental health and wellness. He draws on his extensive knowledge and experience in a new book for teenagers, Queer Up: An Uplifting Guide to LGBTQ+, Love, Life and Mental Health.
I caught up with Alexis to find out more about his books and to explore some of the issues of interest and concern to educators.
About Queer Up
A positive and uplifting book for young people who are queer or curious – and their allies looking to support them. In this empowering and uplifting book, award-winning podcaster Alexis Caught sets out to help queer and curious teenagers explore their LGBTQ+ identity and understanding. Alongside the author’s personal experiences are first-hand stories from notable LGBTQ+ figures, providing an inclusive account of what it means to grow up queer.
With chapters on questioning, coming out, friends and family, love, sex, shame, pride and allyship, this is insightful, thoughtful and reassuring book is essential reading for any questioning teen and their allies looking to support them.