“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”

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”

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 issuesContinue reading “We Want To Be Better… Allies”

Proud. Being more Bull Dog.

Not many would know that I felt shame when I first came out as Transgender. I lost nearly everything and the unconditional love from my daughters and a few close friends kept me going. I’m standing over a word in this photo that means so much theses days to me. PROUD As part of BulldogContinue reading “Proud. Being more Bull Dog.”

Trans women in AFLW – the misconceptions and a little bit of science

I recently spoke to the Chicks Talking Footy show regarding my previous involvement with the Purple Bombers and co-founding Bulldog Pride. We discussed my long love affair with sports, whether it’s baseball or gridiron from my hometown of St Louis in the USA, and football here in Australia. Michelle Sheppard is an award-nominated radio personality and journalist.Continue reading “Trans women in AFLW – the misconceptions and a little bit of science”

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”

My Melton: Michelle Sheppard – Star Weekly

MELTON & MOORABOOL My Melton: Michelle Sheppard MAY 16, 2017 10:32 AM BY SUMEYYA ILANBEY Michelle Sheppard is a businesswoman, entrepeneur and radio host — among many other things. She started the transition four years ago, but says gender identity was something she struggled with for most of her life. What’s your connection to Melton? MyContinue reading “My Melton: Michelle Sheppard – Star Weekly”

ENTREPRENEURS TO WATCH IN AUS. LGBTI COMMUNITY

Michelle Sheppard (LGBTI Jobs) STAFF WRITERS — MAY 5, 2017 Experiencing struggles within employment as a trans woman played a large role in Michelle’s decision to establish LGBTI Jobs. Coming from a 20-year strong corporate background she found that after ‘coming out’ as trans she wasn’t taken as seriously. “People were coming out with ratherContinue reading “ENTREPRENEURS TO WATCH IN AUS. LGBTI COMMUNITY”