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 ago... Continue Reading →

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 in... Continue Reading →

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 these... Continue Reading →

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 about... Continue Reading →

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 https://youtu.be/WizwdkZIE9s Every year... Continue Reading →

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 →

We Want To Be Better… Allies

They're pretty fabulous already, but they could always be better (but really doesn't that go for all of us?) Each week the girls identify something they're not super great at and challenge themselves to be better. So this week, in light of March 31st being Transgender Visibility Day, Annie and Bianka learn about transgender issues... Continue Reading →

Trans Activism, Community Involvement And Safe Spaces, With Michelle Sheppard

This week, Ruby and James chats to one of our favourite people, Michelle Sheppard, a fantastic social justice advocate, fighting for trans rights, recognition and diversity. Michelle has a massive amount of experience with activism and advocacy and is one of the prominent figures for trans activism in Australia. Michelle is also the founder of... Continue Reading →

IWD2018: how safe spaces create inclusion for all women

Jemma Wight Production Editor, bluenotes To celebrate International Women’s Day, all week bluenotes will be guest edited by respected journalist and author Catherine Fox. We’ll be publishing content on women, their experience in the workplace and the future of equality. We hope you enjoy it. Creating women-only spaces is important but we need to be... Continue Reading →

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