Many of us are Square Pegs in society, we need to BE , and think creatively & take steps to take adequate rest & relaxation. If we do not our energy and self-esteem are harmed, this leads to a sense of anxiety, which can affect our whole sense of being.
Square Pegs aim to combat this by facilitating various creativity & well being clubs, workshops & community events, which encourage inclusiveness & a sense of fun into the lives of our beneficiaries.
We dare you, and want to support you, to be different in a world of sameness!
Volunteers are welcome from the community & carers & parents are welcome to join in too. Our volunteer team have become incredibly strong.
This initiative was a community project for four years, only in March 2016 becoming a charity in its own right, & yet the comments, recommendations & feedback we have received astounds us.
People want to communicate, create & feel accepted, our members love to build new relationships with others, people they have never come across before & mostly our volunteers are re-finding themselves, or establishing a new purpose, much stronger that what they have experienced before.
The Square Pegs team can also be found supporting local community events, dressed up in character or generally giggling with our friends & associates. FUN is key to a good life!
Join our membership by calling 02393 079676 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are we?
"I describe being a Square Peg, forced to live in the Round Hole of societies expectations as a teenager, as my personality & my self esteem being chipped away at until I felt like an empty shell" (Charlie Reilly 2015)
It is this feeling of isolation & worthlessness that we at Square Pegs wish to abolish. We want to celebrate our quirky side, our uniqueness & our individuality & we want to be able to encourage others who may have similar feelings to find the tools which can help them do the same.
I believe wholeheartedly that as individual personalities in society. We are built up of a complex structure, the physical body, with it’s skin, bone & other systems, the mind and its logical or illogical workings, it’s neurotypical or ‘abnormal’ tendencies, and the soul, the little piece of something, the in-explainable, some say your inner I, others your moral compass, most agree it is an area that needs nurturing, just as the body and mind do.
These three areas build the fabric of who we are! Sprinkled with the flavour of our environment, what we currently learn, and what has past in our history, we form a whole.
Fundamentally we are all very different. We grow differently, we understand differently, we form relationships and learn differently. Therefore a set upbringing or a rigid education may not suit us all, just as a 9 - 5 job does not. Those who acknowledge this we define as the Square Pegs, and the Square Peg often wishes the escape the confines of what is considered ‘normal’ that Round Hole-ness!
At Square Pegs we aim to support our whole community, encouraging inclusivity, & promoting well being through creativity!
Usual events found on the premises in Gosport, include;