I am experienced in leading Participatory Action Research (PAR) with women, People with Disabilities and people with diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities, Expressions and Sex Characteristics. My practice is about supporting communities to generate their own of community engagement and research practice – rather than being the objects of others research.
I offer several training programs – giving space for International and local community workers to continue to reflect and build upon their inclusion practice. There are cohort courses, and self paced courses, and each primary thematic area includes a Community of Practice.
I am available for Gender/GESI/GEDSI/SOGIESC advisory services across the project cycle, in programmes and departments and within whole of organisation contexts.
I offer external 1:1 and group supervision from a relational, trauma-informed approach. I also offer values based coaching for practitioners to depend their inclusion practice.
I use story as a community engagement tool, research methodology, an advocacy tool, and as an evaluation and learning tool. You can learn about my approaches, and some past projects here.
You can access my blog, full of tools, theories, reflections and opinions learnt from my social inclusion practice.
I promise to walk alongside under-represented peoples and communities, supporting and amplifying their voices and perspectives to shape more equitable and just services, policies, and systems.
I believe that diversity and inclusion is more than a statement; equality and accessibility are guiding principles embedded in everything I do. I strongly believe that it’s the collective sum of all our communities differences, life experiences, and knowledge that enables both ourselves and partners to come together to tackle complex social issues. That’s why I’m committed to working with diverse communities and organisations made up of people with diverse skills from all backgrounds. Including under-represented communitie such as, First Nations, LGBTIQ+ and people with visible and non-visible disabilities. As well as people with diverse sex, sexuality and gender identities.
I respectfully acknowledges that I stand on what always was and always will be, Indigenous land. I acknowledge that it is stolen land, and that First Nations Australians and Torres Strait Islanders are the rightful sovereign custodians of all these Lands and Waterways. I unreservedly apologise for and express my shame over the dispossession, marginalisation and attempt genocide of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people. I Pay the Rent monthly and thank the traditional custodians of this land for continuing to allow me to work, play, campaign and conduct our activities here.