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It is time Trans People delivered Trans Awareness Training and spoke for ourselves.
It makes perfect sense that the greatest experts on the subject are Trans and Gender Diverse People themselves who possess the lived experience- not just people who refer to textbooks.
It is my vision to help create a greater understanding towards the Trans Community through education and sharing my personal knowledge of three decades of lived experience as a proud transgender woman.
My Name is Katherine Wolfgramme, I am a binary transgender woman, and my pronoun is SHE .
I am the Official Ambassador of The Gender Centre, Columnist at The Star Observer and the first transgener woman appointed to the Wear It Purple Board of Directors.
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 wish to share my knowledge and experience to help reduce misunderstanding towards myself and my peers.
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 understand it was now a derogatory word used to debase transwomen – contributing to changing language across Australia.
I transitioned almost thirty years ago, I have witnessed great change over that time. As a gender diversity consultant and educator, this gives me a unique outlook and perspective – a more compassionate, comprehensive and empathetic translation of the transgender experience.