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Women & Folk

Women's Health

QC is committed to working and walking alongside all our LGBTIQ+ and women folk. We are looking forward to ways to come together to connect as we continue to consult with our communities for this important work.    

 

We're excited to invite you to join us in our initiatives aimed at supporting and empowering women and folk across our LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities.  

 

Our efforts recently include conducting surveys and forums, such as cancer screening resources, our women & folk survey, preparations and government health planning, to advocate for better health treatment and outcomes for our sistergirls, women, and folk. We actively engage in discussions around gendered violence, aiming to enact change through both education and legislation, ensuring equal representation for all. 

 

One of our key projects, the Yarns Heal suicide prevention project, is underway statewide for the next 12 months. This initiative aims to address difficult issues within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities while also improving education and understanding in both the Community and Health Sectors. 

 

To the Sistergirls, Women, and Folk in our lives, your health and well-being matter. We're committed to advocating for change within our health system and communities, emphasising the importance of Gender Identities, Sexual Identities, Culture, and Health. 

Breast Screening Resources

2Spirits & QC Have You Had Yours Yet? Breast Screening Resources

2Spirits and QC are excited and proud to launch the new health resources on cervical and susu, breast and chest screening for our Queensland communities, which has been two years in development, ‘Have You Had Yours Yet?’

 

Our Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities told us there was need to address lack of information and knowledge around screening and diverse bodies and genders in cervix, susu, chest and breast health.

 

We wanted to make sure we got this right and deliver resources for community members who have a cervix, susu, breast and chest to increase their health literacy knowledges.

 

Messages like ‘check them out’, ‘look and feel every month’, ‘LOOK for changes

in your susu, breast, chest’ and feel for lumps in your susu, breast, chest’ are messages to help our communities feel empowered and knowledgeable in achieving awareness and health for chest, breast and susu screening.

 

Throughout this process we consulted with community led by Project Officer Rocky Byrne. These resources have been created with and led by community to raise awareness and education to lower the higher rates of deaths from Cervical and susu, breast and chest cancer.

 

We acknowledge and thank Equality Australia for funding this vital project. We extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to community members who gave their value time and input in the development of the resources..

Women & Folk Workshops

Join us for our upcoming Women and Folk workshops in Gimuy (Cairns), Gurambilbarra (Townsville), Naamba (The Sunshine Coast), Meanjin (Brisbane), and Gooneburra (Toowoomba). These workshops, facilitated by QC, provide opportunities to connect, learn, and support one another. Special thanks to MAC Cosmetics for helping make these events possible. 

 

Sign up now for these empowering opportunities to come together, nurture each other, and make a difference.  

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