“Happy Trans Awareness Week”

Transgender Awareness Week 2021 I use that blog title with sarcasm because when it comes to Transgender Awareness Week there is nothing “happy” about it. I have woken up to private messages from people this week who I personally know who do see themselves as allies, and truly they are allies and I do appreciateContinue reading ““Happy Trans Awareness Week””

The AFL’s gender diversity policy remains an apprehensive work in progress

The inclusion of transgender athletes in Australian sports leagues is an issue that sporting bodies are only just coming to terms with. In recent months, the Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with Sport Australia, has been working on national gender diversity guidelines, with sporting bodies awaiting their recommendations. However, the Australian Football League (AFL),Continue reading “The AFL’s gender diversity policy remains an apprehensive work in progress”

Patience and respect in AFL talks key to progress for trans footballers Michelle Sheppard

When working with the AFL, it is important to understand what you’re dealing with. There is 122 years of culture in a country whose identity has been shaped by organised sport, binary male-female environments with a lot of uncertainty and very little education on LGBTIQ+ lived experiences. When I migrated to Australia 16 years agoContinue reading “Patience and respect in AFL talks key to progress for trans footballers Michelle Sheppard”

ESSENDON BOMBERS HEAR TRANS AND NON-BINARY ACTIVISTS ON POWER OF PRIDE IN SPORT

Footballer Hannah Mouncey, trans advocate Michelle Sheppard, and non-binary activist Joe Ball were invited to speak to the club about LGBTI inclusion. SHARE ON: LAURENCE BARBER — JULY 18, 2018 A trio of trans and non-binary activists have spoken to players and staff at the Essendon Bombers football club about the impact of visibility inContinue reading “ESSENDON BOMBERS HEAR TRANS AND NON-BINARY ACTIVISTS ON POWER OF PRIDE IN SPORT”

Come hold my hand

I often wonder if people I’m not in an intimate relationship with pick up on my walls or discomfort at times. I am often told I have a commanding presence when I walk into a room which I’m sure could intimidate others around me more. I do use a lot of self deprecating humor theseContinue reading “Come hold my hand”

MICHELLE SHEPPARD URGES EVERYONE TO SIT DOWN AND LISTEN – Surf Coast Times

TRANS woman and radio personality Michelle Sheppard has stressed the need for people to listen to each other in a speech at the Surf Coast Shire’s IDAHOBIT (the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia) ceremony. Speaking at the council chambers in Torquay on May 17, Ms Sheppard said everyone was so worried aboutContinue reading “MICHELLE SHEPPARD URGES EVERYONE TO SIT DOWN AND LISTEN – Surf Coast Times”

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2018 – Wyndham City, Victoria

I asked to speak for 15 minutes of IDAHOBIT Day as well as raise the Transgender Flag. I spoke about storytelling and the importance of sitting down and LISTENING to one another whether you’re gay or straight and we as the LGBTIQ community need to be better allies toward each other. https://youtu.be/WizwdkZIE9s Every year theContinue reading “International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2018 – Wyndham City, Victoria”

I Thought You Were the Most Beautiful Person in the World.

I thought she was the most beautiful person in the world, an I tell ya what we made two more of the most beautiful people and I couldn’t be prouder of them. Those of us who are single parents seem to cling to one another and listen to each others stories of betrayal and painContinue reading “I Thought You Were the Most Beautiful Person in the World.”

Ep. 18 – Mama F****in’ Mish!

The Gender Agenda In the last post-watershed episode before moving to an 8pm slot, The Gender Agenda’s Miranda celebrates her fleeting on-air use of a certain F-word with strong, silent man of radio Rowan, new intern Robin, and special guest Michelle Sheppard in tow. Also, Mama Mish talks to us about her Trans POV podcast,Continue reading “Ep. 18 – Mama F****in’ Mish!”