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Dr Jodi Richardson is dedicated to elevating the mental health and wellbeing of others. She empowers parents, educators and other professionals with practical skills and techniques for maximising wellbeing and overcoming the inattention, overwhelm and avoidance that come with anxiety.» Read more about Dr Jodi Richardson
I found school extremely difficult, having dyslexia and other disabilities which led to failing all my subjects and being bullied a lot. After overreacting too many times, I was finally expelled for fighting too much.
It wasn’t until my last school that a counsellor took me aside to work through some of the key issues I was facing. The difference for me was from “night to-day”. I quickly turned my academic performance around and focused on my emotional well-being & set some big goals. Surprised in the difference seeing a counsellor made, I committed to doing youth work to help other students like myself for the rest of my life.» Read more about Jonny Shannon
Jane Gilmore is an author, journalist, feminist, and consent educator. She has been researching and writing about the causes and effects of violence and poverty for over a decade and is now also involved in delivering consent and respectful relationships education in Australian schools.
Jane has a Master of Journalism from the University of Melbourne and is an award-winning journalist who has been commissioned by The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Crikey, Meanjin, News.com.au, The Daily Telegraph, SBS, Women’s Agenda, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Elle Magazine, Junkee, The Hoopla, Spook Magazine and the ABC.
She is a skilful keynote speaker and has extensive experience in providing engaging and expert commentary for radio, televisions, conferences, writer’s festivals, corporate events, and panel discussions. Her areas of proficiency are consent and respectful relationships, gender diversity solutions, gender pay gap, perception bias, gendered violence, media representation of women, reporting domestic and sexual violence.
Jane also provides media training and public speaking workshops, media advice, and writing for media advocacy workshops.
Jane’s first book, Fixed It, was published by Penguin Random House in 2019 and explores media’s representation of women and violence. In 2020 she wrote the work section of the book Work Love Body published by Hachette in 2021. Her latest book, Teaching Consent, was published by Body Safety Australia in 2022 and the next book in the series Teaching Respect will be published in 2023.» Read more about Jane Gilmore