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”

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”