Danielle Warby received a LInc grant to conduct oral history research focusing on lesbians in Australian sport. Women who have been influential with their contribution to sport even while their story is often unknown or ignored.
Danielle Warby is currently looking for women who were leaders (formal and informal) across multiple sports in Australia who were active in their roles around 1970 to 1999, who self-identify as non-heterosexual, and who worked to change things for the better with regards to gender.
Danielle’s research aims to explore and share the experience of lesbian women and the contribution they have made to Australian sport. A role that has often been neglected or omitted in previous tellings of the history of sport in Australia. Despite the pervasive stereotype that there are a lot of lesbians in sport.
In May of 2018 Danielle Warby was awarded a grant to support her masters research at Griffith University. If you are keen to know more sign up for Danielle’s weekly newsletter and get your weekly women in sport fix at daniellewarby.com