Morgan Carpenter, activist and researcher from Organisation Intersex International Australia comes on the show to talk about OII Australia and the intersex community. Intersex people are born with physical sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female or male bodies. Morgan discusses stigma, mental health and supports available for intersex individuals.
This week, author of the children’s book “My Happy Sad Mummy” comes on the show to talk about her picture book that aims at educating young children about what it is like to live with a parent with Bipolar Disorder. The book serves as a useful tool for parents, teachers, childcare workers, librarians and psychologists to help to explain the impact of this experience from the eyes of a young child. The book will be the first in a line of books aimed at educating children and helping to start the conversation about mental health issues from a young age. For more information about Michelle, her book and other books she has in the works, please visit http://www.michellevasiliu.com/.
Panel Operator: Kathy
Interviewers: Chris & Chiara