Hi! My name is Zavier (they/them), and I am a first-year Social Work Student.
I am so excited to be running for the Position of Queer Officer with Illuminate! In my free time, I play music, write and direct plays, and work as a carer with Autism Camp Australia. I am also proudly queer, trans and autistic.
There are a lot of amazing queer initiatives at Curtin already - such as the important work to stop dead naming students by the Guild Queer Department - that I hope to support and continue if elected as your Queer Officer. I want to help create a university where all students, regardless of their gender and sexuality, feel a sense of belonging and inclusion.
In my high school, I successfully petitioned for the introduction of gender-neutral bathrooms and queer resources in the nurse's office, as well as helped to start and run my high school's first Queer Club. I know from this first hand experience that change is slow, and you will often come up against resistance from people who prefer to maintain the norm. However, I am a resilient, passionate and determined person who you can entrust to fight for your rights as a queer student.
Additionally, I am a peer worker at Transfolk of WA, volunteering in our weekly drop-in space providing support and mentorship to young trans people aged 14-20. I am also a lived experience public speaker with Transfolk of WA, and I have given speeches for the Equal Opportunity Commission, the Mental Health Commission, the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and Mix 94.5. My connections with the trans and gender diverse-community in Perth position me well to advocate for my community as Queer Officer.
I hope that you will consider voting for me as your Queer Officer, and if you see me around campus feel free to come and say help!
Vote  Zavier Wileman for Queer Officer!
Vote  Jasmyne Tweed for President!
Vote  Illuminate!