My Name is Katherine Wolfgramme, I am a binary transgender woman, and my pronoun is SHE .
I am an award winning trans advocate and gender diversity consultant, I am also the official Ambassador of The Gender Centre, Wear It Purple Public Officer and Board Member, and contributing writer and columnist for Star Observer.
I was born with gender dysphoria, and in 1990 at the age of 18, I started my transition – this is not unique – what is unique is that I now wish to share my knowledge and experience to help reduce misunderstanding towards myself and my peers.
It is my vision to help create a language of understanding -so cultural safety can be created for transgender people in areas ranging from primary schools to aged care, from work place environments to customer care.
I do not call myself an activist, or feminist, I prefer to think of myself as an advocate, because I will initiate change if I have to, and I believe in respect, equality and social justice for all genders.
At the age of 23, I changed the law in Fiji. I created precedence by becoming the first transgender woman to legally obtain a female name. It was no easy feat; in 1997 Fiji was a homophobic country still dictated by a military government, but with courage – I was able to create change, not just for myself, but for all Fijian trans people who have came after me.
In 2017, I took legal steps to ensure the prevention of a transphobic slur being used in businesses across Australia, forcing people to acknowledge it was now used as a derogatory word used to debase transwomen – contributing to changing language across Australia.
My community work was recognised in 2019 at the prestigious Australian LGBTI Awards when I won The Inspirational Role Model of the Year Award beating influencers of change from across Australia.
I transitioned almost thirty years ago, and I have witnessed great change over that time. As a gender diversity consultant, educator and advisor, this gives me a unique outlook and perspective – a more compassionate, comprehensive and empathetic translation of the transgender experience.
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