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@KirstiMiller30 @brianmoore666 @AFL @RugbyAU @smh @Peter_Fitz @TwoBluesWomen @PrideinSportAU @AthleteAlly The great vanishing act! @KirstiMiller30 Trans erased!

Writing a book about farked up things people did back then.

Sad thing is people don’t get it when it comes to trans lives: we do matter even though some people think we don’t & our very existence is drawn into question.
@KirstiMiller30 @brianmoore666 @AFL @RugbyAU @smh @Peter_Fitz @TwoBluesWomen @PrideinSportAU @AthleteAlly 1/2 The pic bottom right shows male winners names still on there. Mine & Belinda’s are missing.

If they only took my name off list they’d appear directly #transphobic but underhanded way they did it erasing award winners before me & Belinda makes it harder to hold to account.
@KirstiMiller30 @brianmoore666 @AFL @RugbyAU @smh @Peter_Fitz @TwoBluesWomen @PrideinSportAU @AthleteAlly 2/2 It was calculated & final straw after being assaulted at club training, ostracised at rep training & bullied on team bus back to Sydney from ACT. Yet I was player suspended.

Silver lining was rep stuff got better & bullies gone from Sydney team - 2006. #Rugby #transathlete
@KirstiMiller30 @brianmoore666 @AFL @RugbyAU @smh @Peter_Fitz @TwoBluesWomen @PrideinSportAU @AthleteAlly Further: I was told by then Sydney manager “you’re an adult & they’re children.

“That’s why you’re being suspended & they’re not.

“They’ll be given a verbal warning.”

The players in question were mentally immature, but they were adults [early 20s] & one was his daughter!
@KirstiMiller30 @brianmoore666 @AFL @RugbyAU @smh @Peter_Fitz @TwoBluesWomen @PrideinSportAU @AthleteAlly Further (2): It was easily the worst year of my life & it was systemic cruelty of the highest order & most joined in.

That year they took my voice away & it still affects me greatly all because cishet people couldn’t deal with a #TransAthlete on their team.
@KirstiMiller30 @brianmoore666 @AFL @RugbyAU @smh @Peter_Fitz @TwoBluesWomen @PrideinSportAU @AthleteAlly I didn’t get angry, I got even & was surrounded by more inclusive people. I achieved in sport over the next few years.

In 2007 I was member of national winning teams in rugby, athletics & runners-up in league. I also represented NSW in women’s State of Origin.

@KirstiMiller30 @brianmoore666 @AFL @RugbyAU @smh @Peter_Fitz @TwoBluesWomen @PrideinSportAU @AthleteAlly In 2008 I won a silver medal: world masters indoors. We set Aussie relay record.

I was then selected to represent Sydney & NSW again.

Unfortunately injury ruled me out of State of Origin & Rugby Nationals, but I was still included in squads.

#TransAthlete @KirstiMiller30
@KirstiMiller30 @brianmoore666 @AFL @RugbyAU @smh @Peter_Fitz @TwoBluesWomen @PrideinSportAU @AthleteAlly My core bullies (never represented again after 2005) the best they did was turn up & hurl abuse from the sidelines.

My 2008 NSW Barbarians RL coach AWRL Nationals Butch Barber (but was coaching opposing team at the time) put them in their place!

@KirstiMiller30 @brianmoore666 @AFL @RugbyAU @smh @Peter_Fitz @TwoBluesWomen @PrideinSportAU @AthleteAlly I feel sorry for them: had to bully me in order to feel better.

Video clip of knees into my back - she’s since told me she was trying to fit into bullying culture at the time. She’s since apologised. I accepted & we’re friends.

Other bullies still same.

#TransAthlete #rugby
@KirstiMiller30 @brianmoore666 @AFL @RugbyAU @smh @Peter_Fitz @TwoBluesWomen @PrideinSportAU @AthleteAlly I’m really proud of my Sydney Uni teammates for sticking up for me - a #TransAthlete - against the bullying from my former club & teammates. It meant a lot and empowered me to continue playing sport over the next 10 years.

@SydneyUniPress #rugby @rugbycomau #transgender
@KirstiMiller30 @brianmoore666 @AFL @RugbyAU @smh @Peter_Fitz @TwoBluesWomen @PrideinSportAU @AthleteAlly @SydneyUniPress @rugbycomau As for me I feel empowered and I’m going to play in over-40s national cricket tournament in November and make a comeback to masters athletics.

#TransAthlete #CricketforAll @cricketcomau
@KirstiMiller30 @brianmoore666 @AFL @RugbyAU @smh @Peter_Fitz @TwoBluesWomen @PrideinSportAU @AthleteAlly @SydneyUniPress @rugbycomau @cricketcomau Last tweet.

Bring it on I say!

By the way my 📱 survived 😊😂 🏏
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