Andrew Kaye Kauffmann

Teacher, Writer, Coach

United Kingdom

Writer, Teacher of Creative Writing, and freelance journalist. Words @HuffPostUK @CultureTrip @JewishRen @WritingUntitled @clavmag @mironlinebbk @queerlings @LitroMagazine

2023-24 Writer in Residence for the Centre for Mental Health

Tutor of expressive and reflective writing, and queer storytelling, for organisations ranging from London Lit Lab, Out on the Page, and The Write Salon

Qualified coach in generative change, using life writing and storytelling as a tool for people undergoing profound change.

HuffPost UK
One Year On From Monkeypox, Scars Remain For The LGBT+ Community

In the spring of 2022 Brits were travelling on holiday again as Covid infections started to ebb. Flights were booked. Festivals were being staged. Destinations such as Gran Canaria, Barcelona, and Tel Aviv promised welcome respite after the lockdowns and social isolation of the two previous years.

Litro Magazine

(Creative Nonfiction). I don't think about Jean-Paul that much anymore. He's the man who I'm reminded of when I hear Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You." Jean-Paul's the man I formed a first impression of, as a man to stand away from, a man I'd prefer not to enter into conversation with, even at a social distance.

Swap sandals and suncream for Sephardic history in Spain's heartland

As Spain welcomes back Brits in their hundreds of thousands, I opted to forgo cocktails in the Costas and ventured instead to the country's heartland, Castilla y Leon. Instead of stretching out on the sand to bask in the sun, I chose to visit the medieval cities of Segovia and Ávila, two of Spain's most distinguished historic Jewish quarters.

HuffPost UK
I Moved To A Country Where It's Illegal For Me To Be Gay. This Is What It's Like

For the most part, life in Marrakech is good. The sun shines brightly throughout the winter. Our diet consists of mostly fresh fruit, warm bread and olive oil, and, as someone who appreciates Islamic architecture, I'm happy to trade London's office blocks for mezzanines and madrasas. Marrakech itself has a cosmopolitan air.

Culture Trip
How Supporting Local Projects in Marrakech Can Protect Tourism and the Environment

Weaving a way forward for women Marrakech has long been celebrated for its inimitable sense of style and its artistry. Sustainability consultant Rosanna Falconer believes the city's efforts in sustainable tourism are "as magic as its famed technicolour bohemian roots" and points tourists to cooperatives such as Al Nour, a business with a drive for social justice.

Culture Trip
The Top 8 Highlights of Jewish Marrakech

For hundreds of years, the Mellah positively teemed with life. With a bustling spice souk(market) and the clanging sound of silversmiths, the Jewish Quarter has long been a draw for tourists, but all it takes is a stroll around the labyrinthine alleyways to evoke ghosts of the recent past.