When Nathaniel Cole asks boys in schools around the UK where they’ve heard the word “consent”, they’re as likely to reference getting their parents’...
Nathaniel Cole (he/him)
Writer, facilitator and co-founder of Swim Dem Crew
As a research, workshop facilitator and writer, Nathaniel’s work explores masculinity, mental health and sex education. Working with The Good Lad Initiative, he talks to boys and young men about masculinity and what they think “being a man” is. Empowering them to think more widely about masculinity and gender, Nathaniel offers guidance about the type of men they can actually be, and encouraging them to create and enjoy more gender equal relationships. Nathaniel also works with Sexplain UK to educate young people about their bodies, consent, gender and sexuality, healthy relationships and pornography. He is determined to help young people have an opportunity to talk about these topics with impartial adults – something to which many young people do not have access. Nathaniel also co-founded the inner city swimming club, Swim Dem Crew, which uses swimming as a medium to bring people together, cultivate a strong community and make the sport more inclusive.