It is always fun catching up with an old friend after a few years away, but a catch up phone call involving my moving to another country (St. Louis to Melbourne) and changing my gender to the hilarity of the conversation direction. As always “Mama Mish” has no filter as I talk about my life, the changes, and allowing no holds barred questions from Jim & Larry.
Episode 3: Different than ever before- The questions include- Masturbation, Penis Size, Surgery, Mommy or Daddy, Bathroom Laws, Pence, Trump, Obama, Oh My!
Our Interview with Michelle Sheppard. Danny Beaver was a confused young boy who went on to father two children and now lives as Michelle Sheppard. This is the most serious topic we have tackled.
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Michelle's powerful combination of self and community shines through the platform of radio which has helped raised the public profile and national dialogue of transgender, gender diverse and intersex issues on a national scale.
Surprisingly nothing is off limits with Michelle who connects with her audience brilliantly; obviously through her humor and unapologetic blunt honesty.
She is often labelled as an inspiring advocate and role model for youth and adults alike and hers is a powerful story to tell.
We know that when a woman has the support of her community, especially her sisters, she is unstoppable. Michelle’s wider support from the women around her, LGBTI+ or ally alike, has helped develop her own unstoppable resilience and body positive confidence that she inspires others with.
Now a sought-after public speaker Michelle is admired for her bold public representation of the Transgender community as works to break through the barriers of unconscious bias, cultural and structural issues to ensure equality of opportunity for all Australian work spaces.
Winner of the ANZ Excellence in Business Award, ‘LGBTI Jobs’ a relatively new project, they pair LGBTI graduates and jobseekers to companies that embrace inclusion initiatives. “We’ve started a business that helps anybody who’s in the LGBTI Community. We go to companies and see what they are you doing. This isn’t just for me, this is for the entire community and we are going to make a massive change.”
Michelle was recently celebrated alongside some truly amazing individuals from our community as part of the ‘The LOTL Power List 2016’ as someone who does everything in their power to make life that little bit better for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities: sometimes with blood, sweat and tears; and sometimes just by being themselves.
Michelle is also a finalist for ‘MTV – LGBTI Broadcaster and Presenter’ in the Australian LGBTI Awards 2017.
Globe Awards 2016 - ANZ Excellence in Business Award
The LOTL Power List 2016 (28/40)
Finalist for ‘MTV – LGBTI Broadcaster and Presenter’ in the Australian LGBTI Awards 2017
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