intertwine is a registered charity with a mission to dismantle the systemic power structures that create marginalisation and oppression, through education, building bridges among communities and organisations, and fostering resilience, intersectional inclusion and empowerment. see who’s on the crew below.
intertwine’s vision is of communities, organisations and services that are inclusive and just, in a participatory society where all people have opportunity, representation and access to power.
intertwine was co-created via two open design sessions held in Sydney and Melbourne. Participants included Irene Hoh (AGMC), Jax Jacki Brown (Disability and Queer Activist), Sally Goldner (TGV), Dominic Wy Kanak (First Nations Councillor, Waverley Council), Mehreen Faruqi (NSW Senator), Kane Race and Anna Hickey-Moody (Sydney University), Jackson Fairchild (then-VAC, now No To Violence), Claudine Chionh and Viv Smythe.
- Gender diversity 70% 70%
- Ethnic diversity 38% 38%
- Sexuality diversity 54% 54%
- Disability diversity 38% 38%
- Overall diversity score 50% 50%
Our advisory board
Interests: communities of faith, race, gender
Claudine is a queer feminist Christian woman of colour, living on Wurundjeri land. She is a data analyst, academic and lover of cats and coffee.
Interests: disability, gender, sexuality, housing
Interests: race, gender, migration
Interests: neurodiversity, intersex rights
Ashley is an autistic activist and advocate. She is passionate about disability rights, intersex rights and inclusion. She is also a polymath who enjoys her whiskey.
Interests: wealth inequality, disability, gender
Jay is a trans, queer, disabled activist who is passionate about class and structural socioeconomic impacts on community participation.
Interests: First Peoples, LGBTIQA+, family violence
Rebecca is a proud Yorta Yorta & Ngāi Tahu woman who works at VACCHO as the Diversity and Inclusivity LGBTQIA+ program manager. intertwine is thrilled to have her on board as a new advisory panel member from 2021.
Interests: suicide prevention, transformative justice, radical inclusion
Christina currently works as the LGBTIQ+ Safety and Responsiveness Project Officer at St Vincent’s Public Hospital in Naarm. Among their varied history of activism, they are an advocate for transformative justice philosophies and believe in the dignity of all. intertwine is thrilled to welcome them to the advisory panel from 2021.
Interests: sexuality, First Peoples, migration
Tony runs Pacifique X, an organisation aimed at celebrating Pacific Island LGBTIQA+ communities. intertwine is thrilled to welcome Tony to the advisory panel from 2021.
Founder & spokesperson
Rosanne Bersten is a queer Jewish person with autism and ADHD. She has been an activist and communications strategist for more than 20 years.
Rebecca Carroll-Bell is looking to shine a light into the Australian workplace culture that allows bullying to run rampant.