Being Trans in Wandin Valley... In 1985

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Published Feb 24, 2022, 6:00 PM

It's 1985 in Wandin Valley and this is a big episode that many of you have suggested we talk about: it has both a trans storyline, and deals with childhood obesity.

We meet Alice McKenna, a woman living in the Valley with a secret that comes out when she goes into hospital with diabetes. Alice is a trans woman. 

And, we gave her friend, Gavin, a little boy teased for being fat. 

How does Wandin Valley treat these people? Like the leftie Utopia we think it is? Or is it more complicated, and, well, 1980s? 

Kim finds some personal accounts of being trans in the 1980s, Melanie looks into the incredible life of Bunney Brooke. 

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Host/ Producer: Melanie Tait on Twitter 
Host/ Producer: Kim Lester on Twitter 
Social Media Editor: Chez Robbie 

All It Takes Ep 1 & All It Takes Ep 2 

https://medium.com/@allisawash/quora-asked-me-about-my-experience-during-the-trans-dark-ages-648f060fa458 

https://au.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/the-trans-fight-18765/

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