UNBiased – Dharshi Harindra

Dharshi Harindra|11/4/2022 All of us carry our own biases. They are a product of our environment, our upbringing, and our lived experiences. Through guest interviews and their stories, UNBiased explores the way bias affects the lives of others, and what we can do to address it. This week’s guest on UNBiased podcast  is Michelle Sheppard,... Continue Reading →

Mish’s Mission – RADIO TODAY

 October 6, 2022 Sarah Patterson Reporter It was almost a decade ago now that Michelle Sheppard was first interviewed on Melbourne community radio station Joy 94.9 FM about her lived experience as a transgender woman. Michelle – aka Mama Mish – tells Radio Today “As soon as I walked out of the room, they were like ‘Can you come back? Can you stay?’” “I ended... Continue Reading →

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 →

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