Judges

Dr Gillian Holdsworth

Dr Gillian Holdsworth is a Director and Co-founder at SH:24. Dr. Gillian is a public health expert with advanced training in epidemiological methods, monitoring and evaluation.

A fluent Nepali speaker, she is the chair of the Britain Nepal Medical Trust and in 2007 walked across Nepal from the western border at Hilsa in Humla to the eastern border with Sikkim in Taplejung.

“SH:24 has always been committed to destigmatising Sexual Health and these awards offer the perfect chance to acknowledge those working tirelessly to make a positive impact.”

Oloni

Oloni is a sex educator, relationship advisor and runs the Laid Bare podcast and award winning Simply Oloni blog. She’s been described by the New Statesman as “the UK’s loudest megaphone for women’s sexual rights.”

“I’m looking forward to judging the awards as it celebrates how far we’ve come when normalising conversations on sexuality. We had amazing entries last year so I know this will be just as amazing.”

Rukiat

Rukiat is an award-winning sex educator, writer and content creator. Her goal has always been to beat the stigma when it comes to sexual health, spread sex positivity and champion better sex ed through her work. She was won Micro-influencer of the Year at the 2020 Sexual Health Awards.

“When I was asked to be a judge for the 2021 Sexual Health Awards, I was over the moon because I get to help give somebody else the opportunity to be noticed for their work. This award came at a time when everything felt as if they were falling apart due to Covid. It reassured me that things were going to be okay and that I was on the right path. I hope the people who win this year also find some comfort in such an achievement.”

Jason Okundaye

Jason Okundaye is a writer covering politics and culture for publications such as the Guardian, the London Review of Books, British Vogue, GQ, Vice, Dazed, and i-D. He also co-curates the digital archive ‘Black and Gay, Back in the Day’ documenting Black LGBT life in Britain since the 1970s. His first book, Revolutionary Acts, a social history of Black gay men in Britain, will be published by Faber in spring 2024.

Ginny

“When I was asked to be a judge for this year’s awards I was so thrilled! These sex positive awards have helped me to find some of my favourite educators and amplify so many great voices in our community. I cannot wait to see the great educators and pages in this year’s categories. Many thanks to Brook and SH:24 for all of the work they do! Happy nominating!”

“When I was asked to be a judge for the 2021 Sexual Health Awards, I was over the moon because I get to help give somebody else the opportunity to be noticed for their work. This award came at a time when everything felt as if they were falling apart due to Covid. It reassured me that things were going to be okay and that I was on the right path. I hope the people who win this year also find some comfort in such an achievement.”