LInc Recipient Spotlight – SJ Matthews

Lesbians Incorporated provides financial backing to lesbians and lesbian-friendly groups in Australia.  This post aims to shine a light on our past grant recipients and  share their success stories.  All current grant applications are closed for 2019, recipients of round 2 grants will be announced in November. 

SJ Matthews received a LINC grant to continue their work that empowers healthcare for LGBTIQ+ women. SJ Matthews is a Masters of Public Health student who uses lived experience to inform current work projects and research. SJ will use the grant from Lesbians Inc. to support their current work and projects that aim to improve the health outcomes for lesbian, bisexual and queer women by increasing access to clinical spaces that embody emotional safety, bodily autonomy and empowerment.

Part of their project will showcase the community-led, trauma-informed practices at ACON’s CheckOUT clinic, and promoting good quality healthcare for queer, intersex, trans and gender diverse people.

Check OUT is a community-led sexual health and cervical screening clinic for LGBTIQ+ people. ACON also has developed a wonderful health and wellness resource for everyone is ACON Here for Health