I’m an experienced researcher focussing on gender and disarmament and an editor working with Young Australians in International Affairs. I have a Master's Degree in Violence, Terrorism, and Security and a Graduate Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis.
I’ve written articles for international relations focussed think tanks SAGE International and the Lowy Institute.
It was during my work as a risk analyst that I saw just how important it is to include diverse perspectives. And what happens when you don’t.
I reported on a story in which a women was the victim of gender-based violence. The company guidelines were clear. The risks came from the protests surrounding the event, not the gender-based violence itself. We told men how to stay safe, while the risks specific to women were ignored.
Dismissing our perspectives puts us all at risk.
Historically, women, people of colour, those in the LGBTQIA+ community, and people with disabilities have been excluded from the position of ‘expert’.
This means that we read the work of the same people. And it impacts every area of our lives. From government policy and education to our finances and healthcare.
I'm here to amplify underrepresented voices and provide the tools and knowledge to share your story.