A glittering story of transformation: Asifa Lahore
By Chris Sweeney | Published on 15 February 2019
On my second outing with Southern Rail, I travelled to Croydon to meet Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen, Asifa Lahore. From a shy retiring kid desperate to dance at camp Pakistani weddings to becoming a glittering transgender star of stage and screen, she shares her journey of transformation in our inspiring conversation.
I hope you enjoy the ride and learning more about the fascinating and deeply personal story of one of the leading voices of intersectional Britain.
The transformative power of journeys: London Gay Men's Chorus
By Chris Sweeney | Published on 11 January 2019
I kid you not - I nearly fell off my chair when I got the phone call asking me to be involved with this project. Southern wanted to celebrate the transformative power of journeys and needed help telling stories of positive transformations that can happen on the commute and in the communities up and down the network.
Well, I spend a lot of my time on the Southern line from London to Brighton. More than a person should probably should, and I also love sharing people’s stories, so consider myself amply qualified for this role.
More about Chris
Chris Sweeney is a writer, director, producer and co-creator of the hit podcast Homo Sapiens alongside Will Young. His recent credits include The Luisa Omielan Show (BBC) and the Short Film Teddy. He will shortly commence filming on the six 1 hour part comedy Back To Life for the BBC, starring Daisy Haggard.