Queer culture has a whiteness problem. We need to move beyond Western ideas of queerness and embrace first nations practice’s that allow us to live beyond the binary, and embrace all the colours of the wind.
Professor Jioji Ravulo integrates these concepts with knowledge from both his work as an academic as well as his years of lived experience. Leaving us with new ideas to consider, and methods to practically implement in order to create safe spaces for all. Professor Jioji Ravulo is the Professor and Chair of Social Work and Policy Studies in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney.
His research, writing and areas of interest include mental health and wellbeing, alcohol and other drugs, youth development, marginality and decoloniality. Jioji has experience working as a manager in youth crisis centres and is involved in clinical work across the community, including providing counselling support for players across the National Rugby League. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.