Deanne Carson is the founder and CEO of Body Safety Australia.
In 2014, Deanne realised that relationships and sexuality education in Australia needed to be more inclusive of children and young people from marginalised and minority backgrounds, needed to be responsive to the use of digital technology in young people’s lives, and needed to more directly address the risk factors of sexual harm in order to prevent childhood sexual abuse.
Her experience in sexuality education, human resources and management gave her the foundations to build an organisation dedicated to creating and delivering education programs to empower children and young people.
Deanne continues to work on creating a workplace and education programs that value the experiences and knowledge of people of all ages, genders, sexualities, faiths, cultural backgrounds, and abilities.
”The better we understand how identities and power work together from one context to another, the less likely our movements for change are to fracture.”