intertwine is both an organisation and a network of intersectional organisations working together. we are auspiced by the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council and have an advisory board consisting of community members. see who’s on the crew below.
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.
We aimed for intersectionality and diversity in the workshops. People of colour, first nations people and disabled people were under-represented.
- 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.
Researcher, volunteer, superstar
intertwine is always looking for talented humans to get involved, whether as advisory board members or as volunteers — right now we’re looking for researchers and web coders.
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.