Herb Cannon

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Herb is a highly skilled and experienced Couples and Family Therapist, Gestalt Psychotherapist, Addictions Counsellor Specialist, Clinical Supervisor, educator and trainer and men’s behavioural change program facilitator. He works from a trauma informed, neuro-biologically based, attachment focused systemic view. His style in all his work is dialogical, existential and relational. Currently Herb is leading a team of 8 highly skilled and professional clinicians at Relationships Australia, Northern Sydney Centre.

Wayne Hennessy

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Wayne’s journey is from a highly traumatic and violent childhood, through addiction and criminality, then onto living a drug free life of compassion and caring for others. Deep change can occur. It takes work. Wayne’s story is full of sign posts.

Melissa Griffiths

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Melissa’s mission is to educate employers on gender identity and to raise awareness that transgender people are valuable employees that contribute greatly to all organisations. And she does this with conviction and compassion because she has lived the experience herself.

Nicole Austin Reid

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Nicole is a living testament to the ability of the human spirit to overcome severe childhood trauma. What happened to Nicole is so distressing that it takes courage even to hear her story. Yet she has found her way through to an adulthood in which she has been able to reclaim herself and find a way to be in the world. And she’s done this with all but no support from social services or medical professionals.

Rae Bonney

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A driven and committed advocate for inspiring change to attitudes around mental health, Rae is passionate about breaking down stigma and shame often associated with how people are feeling. Delivering a positive difference to organisations, communities and individuals, Rae reminds people that it really is OK, to not be OK.

Cassie Jaye

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Cassie Jaye is a San Francisco filmmaker who directs and produces documentaries. Her latest documentary, “The Red Pill”, follows her journey learning about the Men’s Rights Movement. When she came to Australia to release it, she found herself in the eye of an Australian media storm. The sore point seemed to be that in the course of making the documentary, she had begun questioning some of her feminist beliefs. Whatever their political leanings, a reasonable person could surely ask why Jaye, an award-winning director, can’t make a documentary about the growing men’s rights movement.

Dr Augusto Zimmermann

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Brazilian-born Dr Augusto Zimmermann is an internationally known legal scholar. Dr Zimmermann is a Commissioner with the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia; President of the Western Australian Legal Theory Association (WALTA); and Editor of the Western Australian Jurist law journal. In 2012 Dr Zimmermann was awarded the 2012 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research. Some of his articles are: Law and Creation; The ‘Darwin’ of German legal theory; The Christian foundations of the rule of law in the West: a legacy of liberty and resistance against tyranny; and The Darwinian roots of the Nazi legal system.

Michael Kimmel

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Michael Kimmel is one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities. He is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. Among his many books are Manhood in America, Angry White Men, The Politics of Manhood, The Gendered Society and the best seller Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook in 2013.

Karen Straughn

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Karen Straughan is famous for being a controversial gender politics Vlogger and Men’s Rights Advocate. Because of the nature of the stances she takes, many people are keen to dismiss her without even considering her arguments long enough to refute them. If Gender Studies departments were open to diverse and provocative views across the ideological spectrum, Karen would perhaps be a celebrity academic on par with Slavoj Zizek. Like Zizek, Karen is one of the more fascinating intellectuals of the 2010s. She is fascinating, in part, because you can gain incredible insights from both agreeing and disagreeing with her.

Sunday Ohide

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In March 2015 Sunday’s sister was found dead in a car. A neighbor was alerted after hearing the car horn that one of the victim’s young children sounded. The brothers were then aged about seven and two-and-a-half. The neighour reported hearing arguing and “bloodcurdling screams” from the home during the night. A 34-year-old man from Hackham West, believed to be the woman’s partner, was arrested. This is the first interview that Sunday has given telling the story.