An award-winning podcaster, presenter, writer and seasoned rugby player for The Kings Cross Steelers, Alexis Caught is a true leader in the global queer community.
Having begun a modelling career at the tender age of 15, Alexis walked his first Milan season aged just 19 and, to add ever more strings to his bow of accomplishments, not long later at 24 he became the youngest ever guest academic at Harvard where he spoke on introvert empowerment and navigating work when you’re “quiet”. He also wrote the Harvard Law case study on business development for law firms, which is still taught at the university today.
Alexis continued to exercise his academic and journalistic skills with articles for Attitude (one of which went “gay viral” and was their 5th most read article of that entire year), the Mirror (covering how and why the Orlando shootings were homophobic) and ghost writing for the Financial Times Guide to Mastering Professional Services Pricing among others.
With a clear passion and aptitude for writing, the author in Alexis began to flourish as he was approached to contribute to the book “It’s Not Okay To Feel Blue (and other lies)” where his chapter, entitled “The Thread Of Sadness”, posits the theory that perhaps continual micro-aggressions and passive (and not so passive) homophobia endemic in society is why 52% of queer people experience mental health problems and as a result are prevented from fully “healing” and moving on. This particular essay went on to be used by a number of teachers in schools as part of education pieces on anti-bullying and equality. Alexis is currently working on his own book.
Aside from writing, he is creator & co-host of the Qmmunity podcast (winner of the silver award for “Best Sex & Relationships” category at the British Podcast Awards 2019) which goes out live on the Soho Radio Culture channel to his 35,000 plus listeners every other Wednesday at 4pm. Each episode is then released in podcast format the following week.
Also on Soho Radio, he hosts “Cuddle Club” in association with the crisis text service Shout (for which Alexis is an ambassador) twice a month which provides a wind down and chill out hour focusing on breathing exercises and controlling negative thoughts alongside various other mindfulness techniques. In his role as a Shout level 4 crisis volunteer and ambassador for the charity, he has recently taken part in their “60 Second Self Care” series.
Alexis works with several other charitable organisations including The Albert Kennedy Trust which combats LGBTQ+ youth homelessness, Opening Doors London, which aims to improve isolation of elderly LGBTQ+ people and most recently has partnered on the Heads Together Campaign. On Saturday the 16th of May this year Alexis was the first person ever to run an Instagram takeover of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s @KensingtonPalace, the official instagram account of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to launch Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.
With a no holds barred and outspoken view on mental health, politics, suicide and drug prevention Alexis is an articulate and charming activist who happens to have been painted three times by the Australian legend that is Ross Watson. Queer history is his favourite nerd topic that he regularly shares snippets of with his followers as well as health and fitness, food, fashion, skincare and gaming, not to mention a bit of silliness.
Alexis may already have a lot on his plate but he is hungry and is ready to take his career by the horns over the next twelve months so watch this space!