Episode 23: Queering Higher Education ft. Shane Whalley, LMSW


How can we improve health and well-being of LGBTQI and nonbinary individuals? The straightforward answer is through education and conversation. Today, we chat with Shane Whalley licensed master of social work and lifelong social justice educator. Shane and I discuss how lived experiences as an elder genderqueer person motivates zir to facilitate workshops on issues faced by LGBTQIA communities at the University of Texas and the greater Austin area.


Show Notes

Hire Shane
Check Out Shane’s Consulting Company Darling Dialogues


Check Out Shane at SXSW

Creating An Inclusive Classroom

Transgressive: The Podcast Interview

Into the Fold: Issue in Mental Health

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Podcast

Meet Shane Whalley, LMSW

Shane (Ze/Zir/Hir) is a social justice educator and consultant. Ze is the owner of Daring Dialogues Consulting, which offers consultation and workshops on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ)and nonbinary identities, as well as on sexism, on the concepts of power, privilege and oppression, and cultural humility. Shane received hir Master of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin and is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW). Shane has been an adjunct faculty member at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work since 2003 and has taught classes on LGBTQIA identities, social justice frameworks, and introductory classes to the field of social work. In 2018, ze spoke on a panel at SXSW Interactive called, “How Gender Fluidity Recasts Brand Engagement.” Shane was the education coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Center at UT Austin for seven years and has worked as a psychotherapist in several non-profits in Austin, working mostly with LGBTQIA clients.