Monique Bouffé

I’m very proud to be out at the Bar as a bisexual mixed race woman. Many of us who experience oppression know that strong voices are key in the fight for liberation. The decision to become a barrister was always rooted in my identity.

I come from a culture where being LGBTQ is still unacceptable, so I’m not (yet!) out to my family, which is increasingly uncommon for adults in the UK. I want to be a role model for others like me who aren’t out to their families. Being “out” at the Bar is a personal choice for everyone, but I’m proud and lucky to have the support of my profession to be my true self.

My identity lead me to where I am today. It will continue to guide my professional journey, as I develop my practice with a key goal in sight: our collective liberation.