Haley Dunwoodie is a special education teacher. She works with teenagers with autism and has a degree in sociology education and a master's in leadership. She is currently doing diversity research and focusing on the lived experience of LGBTQ+ youth and what they need for educational leaders to feel safe.
In her current research, she is taking an artography approach where she can make her own lived experience into art. So, this is where she can take a reflexive approach to how her experiences relate to other rainbow people in the world. In her research, she takes a queer lens, which focuses on the power imbalance in society, sexual oppression, and straight privilege. She does an in-depth look into the long-term effects that straight privilege and oppression have on LGBTQ plus youth and the harassment they undergo in school.
My other guest is Martha Gumprich. They are currently at Simon Fraser university and the faculty of health sciences working towards their masters.
Their research focuses on LGBTQ + and gender minority people and their experience in sport. They aim to help make organized sport, a more inclusive space for LGBTQ plus people and gender minorities. IN April, they received the prestigious graduate scholarship masters award for their research on the experiences of non-binary youth who are participating in organized team sports. They have begun a national survey that seeks to understand how and where young people in Canada learn about issues related to gender and sexuality to create policy that ensures youth feel safe and affirmed wherever they are.
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