Amanda Dean

Amanda Dean

Transgender Health Advocate/Health Promotions Officer


Queensland Association for Healthy Communities

Brisbane, Queensland AUS


Celebrate the fact that you find happiness in your life more important than financial success or your parents' dreams.

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Knew she liked to dress up in girls' clothes, but didn't have transgender peers, so wasn't sure how to express herself.
Spent most of her childhood feeling like there was something "wrong" with her.
Found a "safe place" at her university, where people were more open about expressing their sexualities and identities.
Once she felt comfortable, she left one semester as "Adam," came back as Amanda.
Was terrified that she would lose her family, friends once she came out, but found a surprising amount of support.
Has dealt with depression, has seen trans friends commit suicide; says it's an everyday struggle.
Chose the name Amanda as an homage to the name that her parents had given her.
Says you should always value your own happiness over financial success, or the need to appease others.
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Career

Transgender Health Advocate/Health Promotions Officer

I meet with local transgender women and men in Cairns, building relationships and sharing information.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Medicine
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

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