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July 30, 2018

As a transgender person looking for work it is not easy, so many rejections, more than what is normal. It is reported that transgender people are unemployed at twice the rate of the normal population(1). There could be more, due to under reporting and methods of collec...

July 9, 2018

I was in the unenviable position to see trans discrimination firsthand the other day when a prospective customer wanted his computer fixed. All was good until the customer came in to the workshop to see that the technician is a trans woman, the customer then began to f...

June 2, 2018

It has taken me awhile to write this blog, there is so much to talk and focus on. Being a transwoman gives me a unique insight into behaviours from both sides of the fence and sometimes a taste of the worst kind of transphobia, sexual harassment and victimisation.

I had...

March 21, 2018

March the 31st is International Transgender Day of Visibility. It just so happens that it falls in Easter. There are things planned around the country to celebrate this great day, in Victoria there is events planned on the 24th Hosted by TransGender Victoria. Here in S...

February 28, 2018

In business we all want to succeed, be better communicators, be better people and influence change. Running a start-up, small business or any enterprise for that matter comes with its challengers and hurdles to jump. Add to that starting your life over in your mid fift...

February 18, 2018

Don’t get me wrong eLearning has its place, but is it the best teaching tool for Diversity and Inclusion?

Diversity and Inclusion needs to have a more nuanced approach. What is needed is a good old-fashioned training session with a Q&A. The session needs to be facilitat...

January 19, 2018

I set this challenge last year’ 

“This is my challenge to Employment Agencies and Employers, look at the candidate’s skills not their Disability, Race, Sex, Gender, Gender expression etc.”

There is so much more to it than it seems, I attended the Better Together conferen...

December 30, 2017

It is the last day of the year, what a big year 2017 has been for me, only child got married, first trip over seas, started living full time as my authentic self, started a business and have met really inspiring people both from East Side Business Enterprise Centre and...

December 20, 2017

Let’s talk about the hidden disabilities that we suffer during our lives, I have dyslexia! I was not diagnosed until late high school and by that time the damage was done. School was a miserable place for me, even when I heard that the primary school I went to burnt do...

November 9, 2017

When in a room full of people how do you become visible, do you want to be visible? When I am at these functions doing the networking thing I forget about my uniqueness, and engage in conversation about what I do.

I have joined two different groups East side business ce...

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