“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”

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”

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 beContinue reading “IWD2018: how safe spaces create inclusion for all women”

JOY 94.9 FM Radiothon and IDAHOBIT with Michelle Sheppard on Mad Wednesdays

Radiothon and IDAHOBIT with Michelle Sheppard May 18, 2017 by Dean Since the Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia also happened to fall on MAD Wednesdays Radiothon edition we thought we’d get the lovely Michelle Sheppard to pop on by after speaking at a local event in Melton in the afternoon. JOY 94.9 means so manyContinue reading “JOY 94.9 FM Radiothon and IDAHOBIT with Michelle Sheppard on Mad Wednesdays”

50 SHADES OF PINK. WOMEN OF BREAST INFLUENCE – MICHELLE SHEPPARD

50 SHADES OF PINK. WOMEN OF BREAST INFLUENCE – MICHELLE SHEPPARD Posted by Tina Doueihi on March 22, 2017   This month I introduce you to Michelle Sheppard, a gorgeous Trans Woman, who I met through social media.  We connected over our love of bras (surprise) and I am happy that I was able to help Michelle.  AlthoughContinue reading “50 SHADES OF PINK. WOMEN OF BREAST INFLUENCE – MICHELLE SHEPPARD”