Wonder Women08 Mar 2021
This International Women's Day we are honouring the superheroes amongst us. Each of these women are fearless warriors, smashing down barriers and speaking from the bottom of their hearts. They are in the battlefield, fighting injustice head on with everything they’ve got. They are strong, and they are resilient. Every time they are knocked down they get right back up again. They are crystal clear in their mission that no one should suffer like they did. It’s these kind of women who are going to change our world.
I am a proud trans woman and I hope my story of glorious transition, like that of a caterpillar emerging as a butterfly, is one that is embraced and celebrated. Like all humans who set out to create and live their most authentic lives, I just hope to love and be loved.
What is your message to women on International Women’s Day?
What does being a Wonder Woman mean to you?
Wonder Woman means strength to me, she embodies courage and holds the most powerful weapon of all, empathy. We women are not in a race against each other, we are all running on different tracks, at our own pace. No-one needs to be the faster, stronger, winning at the expense of the others. There is room for all of us at the finish line.
Who was your hero growing up?
My hero growing up was my mum, she showed me that even if people are cruel and unkind to you for no reason at all, it's your inner strength that guides you to better places.
I’m fighting for my little girl. I’m fighting for your children. I’m fighting for all young people. I’m fighting for every single person in Australia and the world to make sure that the online space is cleaned up. I’m fighting to make sure that no one else has to go through the harrowing experience that I, and so many other people, have gone through.