How to make your room safer for marginalised communities

It’s always awkward asking Black people to talk to White people about race. That’s why I’m doing it — so you don’t have to!

In this episode of The Relationship Coach Show, Zayna talks us through how to use the idea of intersectionality to create empathy with clients who may be different from us.

And she tells us when it’s OK to ask a question for clarification, and when it’s offensive and inappropriate.

Zayna Ratty (She, Her) is an LGBTQIA+, GSRD (Gender, Sex & Relationship Diversity), Polyamory, BDSM, Race & Ethnicity Hypno-Psychotherapist, ACT Practitioner, presenter, columnist, and trainer based in Oxfordshire, UK.

She’s a Pink Therapy GSRD awareness endorsed trainer, the 1st PoC Chair of Oxford Pride and Diversity & Equalities Officer at National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy.
She regularly delivers diversity training, consultancy and education to a wide variety of organisations.

Zayna is also commended for her role as a Stonewall PoC Role Model and has over 1000 hours of client work and experience in her specialisms of race, ethnicity and GSRD. She contributes her knowledge as a regular columnist to both OxMag and Fyne Times and she is also the co-host of the Beyond Monogamy with Zayna and Jonathan podcast. Revered for her expertise in gender, sex, relationships and diversity, Zayna has also claimed the Hypno-Psychotherapist of the Year award at the Oxfordshire Prestige Awards 2020 and the Most Dedicated Hypno-Psychotherapist 2020 award.

An advocate for raising awareness of marginalised groups within society, Zayna has been twice nominated for the National Diversity Awards Positive Role Model (LGBT+) in both 2019 and 2020.

Zayna’s charity, diversity consulting work and private therapeutic practice explore how race, gender, sexuality and relationship diversity create a prism of intersecting identities.

You can learn more about her at