Change Our Game

The Victorian Government is committed to increasing the number of women and girls participating in sport and active recreation, from grassroots to senior leadership roles. The Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation was established in late 2014 to advise the Victorian Minister for Sport on practical actions that the sector could... Continue Reading →

Duty to Promote Gender Equality

“Don’t judge me by what I am, but by who I am” Building organisational awareness is key to gaining employee buy-in, support and engagement with proposed actions to address intersectional gender inequality. Organisations should use a multipronged approach via executives and senior leaders, employee-wide engagement, and through the voices of employees with intersectional attributes. Examples... Continue Reading →

This Is Her Life

Finding the woman within - Michelle Sheppard In this episode of <<This Is Her Life>>, we hear the raw and real story of Michelle Sheppard. Michelle has traversed the world of transitioning as all trans women do. Loving parent/ intelligent/ trans/ beautiful/ true to self. Just some of the words I’d use to describe Michelle,... Continue Reading →

“You’re Dad but you’re a girl”

Transitioning as a transparent. Melbourne mum Michelle Sheppard speaks openly about the highs and lows of her gender transition, what she’s learned, and how her daughters have been invaluable in helping her through https://www.offspringmagazine.com.au/parenting/youre-dad-but-youre-a-girl-transitioning-as-a-trans-parent/ Offspring Magazine is Australia’s largest gloss & digital parenting magazine with more than 270,000 readers “You’re Dad but you’re a girl”:... Continue Reading →

“Happy Trans Awareness Week”

Transgender Awareness Week 2021 Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash 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... Continue Reading →

QUEER ISLAND DISCS

Michelle Sheppard is the latest member of our community off to the Queer Island. Momma Mish is well know for her work as a trans advocate in Australia for many years, but through 8 songs she took us back and told the story that got her to the place where she is now. Michelle held... Continue Reading →

Fitted for Work – improving career opportunities for transgender women

Fitted for Work - improving career opportunities for transgender women [Vision: Fitted for Workshop showing clothing, shoes and accessories] Martin Foley - Minister for Equality It’s a real pleasure to be joined by so many people who have at their heart a commitment to make sure that transgender diverse and non-binary women have the opportunity... 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 →

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