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By Teresa Lombardo We’re in the middle of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence and over the weekend, Maria Dimasi (85) was murdered in Adelaide, her husband has been arrested for her murder. Tragically, Maria is the 58th Australian woman murdered this year by...

“But I have seen so many incompetent women get hired because the organisation wanted diversity, therefore men who could actually do the job missed out.” If I am running training in a majority male environment - this comment or a version of it is guaranteed to...

I am so tired of the conversation surrounding trans people in sport. I saw the announcement from Basketball Australia that they were not going to allow Lexi Rogers to play, and my heart sunk. This emotion was quickly replaced by a sense of deflation, seriously...

What is a microaggression? A microaggression (according to the merriam-webster dictionary) is a comment or action that subtly and often unconsciously or unintentionally expresses a prejudiced attitude toward a member of a marginalised group (such as a racial minority). Behaviours such as asking people of colour...

There is confusion for allies about when they can speak to drive forward inclusion and when they need to step aside and let those with lived experience take the mantle. There is no easy answer here, it requires deep reflection when opportunities present and I’m not...

The Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence recently finished in early December. Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) remains the most prevalent human rights violation worldwide. It is estimated that over one in three women are affected, a statistic that has remained the...

Empowering Those in Positions of Privilege and Power to Create Positive Change. This month in our member-only session, we discussed the complexities of privilege and power that come with being a straight, white, able-bodied male working to create inclusion.  I won’t lie, I was very excited for...

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