October 31, 2016
I'm ba-ack!!

After long blogging absence, I'm ba-ack!! This website has been a long time in the making. Many contributed ideas and some development along the way; ultimately it was Heartfelt Tech and the wonderful Sarah George who helped get the site to the point of saying "we have lift-off." And Sarah's fabulous partner and my dear friend Sharlot […]

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December 31, 2014
2014 looking back and 2015 looking further up

2014 looking back and 2015 looking further up (small trigger warning for ableism at one point) If I had to do the elevator phrase for 2014 it really was a year of out with the old debris and in with the new foundations.

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November 30, 2014
World AIDS Day 2014

World AIDS Day 2014 getting underway here in Australia. Thinking beyond our shores to those trans and gender diverse peeps with I met and to whom I listened at ‪#‎AIDS2014‬. Think global act local has had much more meaning since then. Standing together in solidarity and equality with our siblings worldwide. "Nothing in the world […]

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September 13, 2014
Back...to the Future: speech at Health in Difference 18 April 2013

I thought I'd share a speech/presentation I gave last year at Health in Difference 8. Unfortunately, the audio recording didn't quite work; I hope the words can at least give the sense of sense of vision and possibility. And a few things have changed since, but I'll post it as it was delivered.

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August 30, 2014
A little bit of binary busting

As a trans/gender diverse (and increasingly BGILQT) trainer/educator, I love what I do. I say that after a session I walk out on air 30 cm above the ground. Increasingly, there are days when I walk out 40...or 50... or...60 cm above the ground. How so, you ask? It's when I have a "two-way street" […]

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July 21, 2014
A brief update re #AIDS2014

a brief update re #AIDS2014 and pre-conferences Sharing stories is amazing and strengthening - as always... I am hearing amazing human strength from trans and gender diverse people around the world - resilience, courage, persistence, determination among others in the face of huge discrimination, often on multiple attributes e.g. sex worker, HIV as well.

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July 5, 2014
MindOUT! Conference 26-27 June: When worlds collide...clearing a head-on crash at my queer intersection

I started writing this the morning after...really early morning after two days of the MindOUT Conference. The fact that that I was awake and starting my creation of this piece at 530 AM after two days of the usual rainbow conference combination of adrenaline and brain drain speaks volumes at volume about how deeply I’m […]

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June 20, 2014
The Australia I want, I really really want #ozIreallywant

An Australia that celebrates human diversity, fully understands that dignity and respect are vital for all and that that totally understands this needs different paths for different people to achieve dignity and respect. An Australia that recognises that with compassion and empathy, people who are vulnerable can often be guided to their own strengths and […]

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June 9, 2014
A trans message of love

Dear beautiful, amazing, awesome and uniquely gifted trans, gender diverse and allied people I am thinking of and feeling very much for everyone at the moment. I totally understand that there are tough times for many individuals and that collectively too, there are many pressures. I state that I have been in those difficult places […]

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March 24, 2014
Article on Transfamily in Manningham Leader

also by link at http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/east/warrandwood-mum-of-transgender-daughter-inspired-by-experience-to-support-others/story-fngnvlxu-1226864316658

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February 20, 2014
Call for contributors to research into trans and CALD in Victoria

 

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January 31, 2014
History made for Jewish GLBTI in Melbourne aka 35 years on - a bat mitzvah

Many years ago, I created the saying that something is truly powerful and comes from ones soul when a person feels like they floating on clouds while simultaneously having the strength to body-slam Andre the Giant. Last night was one of those powerful moments. This story starts way back in October 1978, when I was […]

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