James (he/him)

Do you find yourself needing a gender whisperer to help understand why pronouns matter and why bathrooms should be labelled according to the equipment inside? My 30 years’ lived experience working in the Australian Public Service, using everyday language to communicate on behalf of the government of the day, is available to help you..

James leaning on a concrete wall, facing the camera and smiling. James is weaking a black graphic t-shirt with a trans gender flag and the word 'Proud'. James is wearing black glasses.

I’m a retired gentleman of leisure now, enjoying my diverse interests: my garden and a big pile of books; volunteering with several community groups, often as a committee or board member; putting the trans into transfusions at Canberra's plasma donor centre; singing with a barbershop choir; cufflink model and paisley enthusiast; maker of fine stoneware teapots; and valet to a curmudgeonly ginger cat.

I’m also a polio survivor and gestational parent to two adult humans who smile politely at my puntastical jokes.