May 9, 2022
Valuing neurodiversity in light of the Australian election campaign

As per the old saying, prevention is better than cure. If someone is able to spot something in advance and “head off trouble at the pass” to quote the ol’ western movies, you’d think that would always be a valued quality. The ability of people such as myself who identify with the neuroprocessing trait of […]

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January 1, 2020
Bye bye teenies, hallo twenties

It has taken time and effort to put together my change of year/decade summary this year for many reasons, the obvious being the unnecessary extent of the bushfire tragedy in this country. As a deep feeling empathic person, I am moved by the tragedy. After the first coffee for 2020, I’m going to try to […]

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April 23, 2019
Where next for the rainbow on Australian commercial television?

Where next for the rainbow on Australian commercial television?   I don’t watch much television (the WWE network keeps me well occupied in my spare time 😊). Occasionally, however, all humans and some/all 4-legged critters at our place gather around the box while dining and watch what is on offer and for the last 10-14 […]

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January 26, 2019
Honours Award

It is with a huge mix of emotions - all the feelz - that I announce, to borrow words from Chris Jericho, that “I just made the list.” Or to use an old gag, “I only have to work in the mornings - AM - now.” What do I mean? I’ve been recognised as a […]

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November 20, 2018
Trans Day of Remembrance 2018

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. #tdor I acknowledge trans and gender diverse people have the same potential to contribute to society and economy as the broader population, are creative and lateral thinking generally, have great insight specifically into gender and therefore can assist in issues relating to gender such as #metoo and achieving 100% […]

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November 15, 2018
It was one year ago today

So, 365 days ago, I woke up with much anxiety – yes, it is a year since the announcement of the postal survey. I am happy for those who now have had their marriages that they could not previously have. I am happy for those who have had previously unrecognised marriages recognised. I remember when […]

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June 2, 2018
Saturday reflection: "who's in charge here?"

So says Krusty the Clown's father Rabbi Hymen Krustofsky (did you read that to yourself in his accent?) in the classic early "Simpsons" episode "Like Father, Like Clown." Seriously, it's a really important question when dealing with issues faced by discriminated-against groups in society and how to be an ally. The AFLW is a good […]

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March 31, 2018
Trans Day of Visibility 2018

Happy Trans Day of Visibility to all trans and gender diverse people and families. As I like to call this day, it is trans awesomeness day – because trans and gender diverse people are awesome. The amazing IT genius of Lynn Conway, the wisdom of Patrick Califia and the ability to communicate of Nevo Zesin […]

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November 19, 2017
Where to next for Australia's rainbow communities? Let's think about "how to..."

  (As always, opinions on this blog are my own). Recently, I attended the Thrive symposium, a fantastic weekend of workshops on self-care for those involved in the diversity of social justice campaigns. One great workshop was a visualisation across generations where history students seven generations (say 200 years) from now are able to talk […]

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September 29, 2017
I am equal

I am trans. I am equal. I am bi/pan. I am equal. I am woman. I am equal. I experience a mental health situation. I am equal. I am neurodiverse. I am equal.   #diversity #equality.   No one else can tell you or anyone else they less than equal. Listen to the truth in […]

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September 23, 2017
Celebrate Bisexuality Day

September 23 is Celebrate Bisexuality Day. Hooray hooray it’s a great big huge bi day!! (acknowledging copyright to Boney M) There’s so many advantages to being multi-gender attracted. You can move past the arbitrary limitations imposed by a largely either/or society on you…gender schmender. You get the cream of the crop for your relationships without […]

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August 12, 2017
The equality, diversity and inclusivity meditation

Find a quiet, safe private place. Close your eyes if possible and/or if desired (make sure you’re not in charge of a vehicle or heavy machinery). Take some deep breaths. Slow your breathing down. Right down – that’s it, long deep breaths. Aaaaaaaah. Go in your mind to your favourite place on the planet. If […]

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