I have kept it secret for a while, but it's time to make it public and feel some peer pressure. I am aiming to go on stage at the July 2019 #competition for natural #athletes organised by #BNBF, British Natural Bobybuilding Federation. Hopefully, I will be able to make a small contribution as an #LGBTQ migrant to UK national #sports. Fingers crossed! -
Thanks to the amazing photographer @albertocasu
. He is my bestfriend, brother, and lives in London, UK. Best photographer in town!
#bodybuilding #gymshark #gymmotivation #cambridge #uk #phdlife #phdadventures
Everything went so fast. I am still quite surprised , but we made it! I am honoured, proud and excited to be your next GU President at @cambridgeuniversity . I will rest, eat, gym, sleep and rest again for the next 24 hours. But I need to say something first. In particular, this is for students at @magdalene and the Cambridge Department of Archaeology, @cambridge_archaeology
First, I dedicate this success to all the people in Cambridge with a #negative mind, who tend to criticise the work of others from their comfortable rooms and offices.
You told me that I was too energetic, too passionate, too enthusiastic. You say that a man should not be involved in the #feminist movement; or that I am not feminine enough to fight for #LGBTQ+ people. You told me that I am Southern #European, and, ya' know, thus not professional enough. You told me that a European white guy should not fight for decolonisation or inclusivity of #BAME students.
You told me that I am too kind, too irritating, too shy, too aggressive. You told me that I do not take responsibilities, that I am far too social, too serious, or too positive. You told me that I am not good enough, or that I work too hard and I will soon burn out.
You know what is the difference between you, and people like me? At least WE TRY to change things. I make mistakes, errors, and I often come short and fail. But I am in the arena, I act and get sweaty and messy. Sometimes I make people very upset, but at least I know both defeat and victory. I dedicate this to you. Please, come out from your room and your comfort zone, and start doing something else other than Tweeting.
Second, and most important, people who helped me and voted, THANK YOU. Because you believe that we can change things #together. We won as a #TEAM. My priority is to work on #minorities, marginalisation and discrimination. There is a lot of work to do now, e.g. fundings, accommodation, accessibility, divestment, transparent communication, etc. A lot of work to do with your Colleges and your Departments, including your Supervisors.
Thanks Magdalene College for putting your faith in me. We are the second most active college in terms of voting.
Tomorrow morning (Tuesday 29 Jan), BBC Radio Cam, 9am. "Alessandro Ceccarelli, @Magdalene PhD student and University of Cambridge Graduate Union LGBTQ+ Officer, will be chatting with Chris Mann about what it means to be LGBTQ+ in Cambridge in 2019, about his research at @cambridge_archaeology , his experiences and coming out in a work environment". BBC Radio Cambridgeshire is available to listen on 96FM, 95.7FM, DAB on the BBC website www.bbc.co.uk/radiocambridgeshire.
@cambridgeuniversity @cusulgbtplusofficial @cusuonline #graduateunion #phdlife #phdadventures #gradlife #lgbtq #lgbtqhistorymonth #lgbtq #lgbt @bbc