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About A Girl

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Shepparton Campus 290-300 Archer Street, Shepparton VIC 3630
Start Date
6th November 2019 - 2:00 pm
End Date
6th November 2019 - 3:30 pm

We welcome all to join us for an engaging and mind opening afternoon of conversation with author Rebekah Robertson, her daughter Georgie Stone and Dr Rachel Richardson to celebrate the launch of Rebekah’s new book, About a Girl: A Mother’s Powerful Story of Raising her Transgender Child.

Georgie is the first transgender person to star on Neighbours! An incredible step forward for celebrating diverse gender history through popular culture and the media. GOTAFE in partnership with the OUTintheOPEN festival are incredibly honoured to host Rebekah, Georgie and Rachel in Shepparton!

Free event

2.00pm – 3.30pm, followed by light nibbles and book signing

GOTAFE Auditorium - 152 Fryers street, Shepparton

Part memoir and part inspirational message of hope for those navigating a similar path, About a Girl is a thought-provoking and profoundly moving true story. Above all, it is a celebration of family and the values that unite us all.

See Georgie and Rebekah’s story featured on the project.

About the speakers

Rebekah Robertson is an Australian actor who has appeared on television and on stage. In 2012, she founded the first parent-led peer support group and information hub for transgender kids and their families in Australia, Transcend. She now advocates for transgender kids and has been nominated for several awards for her work.

“It’s my fervent hope that people with open minds and hearts can read this book and better understand the issues surrounding transgender people, and realise that this is the story of an ordinary family doing their best.” - Rebekah Robertson

Dr Rachel Richardson’s career has spanned over 35 years in the education sector. She was the former Sub-Dean, Learning and Teaching, with the Faculty of Arts & Education at Charles Sturt University. Rachel is a passionate advocate for the rights of Transgender people. She is particularly devoted to developing regional initiatives that support transgender people close to where they live. Rachel is a foundation member of the Gateway Health Gender Service Community Reference Group in Wodonga.

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