The Unsuitable – LGBTQ Stories

ABOUT THIS PODCAST

The Unsuitable is the podcast of innovative Sydney clothing designer and manufacturer, Shane Ave. Founded by Deb Saywell, Shane Ave specialises in clothing for the Queer Community and the podcast is a natural extension of the business, presenting the stories of some of the world's most interesting people.

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Izzy grew up in Adelaide and lived a normal life that saw her start playing soccer at age 6 when her mum knew the energetic Izzy needed a sport to exert her energy. Life was spent playing soccer, boating in…

Alli and Ebony have a story that has tested their relationship and saw them come out stronger than ever with a passion to help others going through mental health challenges. Alli identifies as gay and Ebony identifies as bi sexual.…

Growing up in Brisbane with a twin sister, Georgina was a happy, sporty active kid. Then at age 10, the unthinkable happened and Georgina had to not only figure out her individual identity but somehow figure out how she was…

Antonio Mantonio is the Drag King performer name of Olivia Hopkins. Olivia spent her high school years in a super conservative school which she found extremely difficult particularly when most days were filled with bullying in one way or another.…

Tash grew up a tomboy and over the years they have grown and evolved to gain an understanding into what that really meant for them. Tash is a high school teacher and an advocate for safe spaces in schools. Tash…

Growing up in India and born into a strong Christian faith meant Nerissa had to spend the first 22 years of her life suppressing any feelings that would allow her to identify as gay. A move to Sydney at age…

Sarah Tiong is an accomplished Lawyer however her passion for food and cooking led her to apply for a spot on Masterchef and she hasn't looked back. Sarah is a passionate ally for the LGBTIQ community and shares with us…

Growing up in the 70's and 80's usually meant you married in your early 20's, had kids bought a house and supposedly lived happily ever after! Thats exactly what Kylie did except the happily ever after never came. Kylie spent…

Deb welcomes everyone back! We have had a bit of a break whilst we navigated our way through the current situation. We are pleased to say we are excited to be starting Season 4. We will be bi weekly for…

Nik Kacy was born in Hong Kong and grew up in New York before heading to LA for college. Nik is the founder of NikKacy Footwear and we had the pleasure of accessorizing some of our designs at the dapperq…

Pepa Randall is a semi professional athlete. When she isn't taking to the field with GWS Giants, she can be found tending to the grounds at GIANTS Stadium as a Greenkeeper. Pepa grew up in Melbourne and had what she…

Carol Stephenson was born in Canada and spent her early childhood in Edmonton, before moving to Sydney at the age of 8. Life was different, moving to a new country and new school bought its challenges including the onset of…

Chloe Logarzo is living her dream as a midfielder with the Australian National Football Team and will soon be heading to the UK to join Bristol. A lot of girls dream to be where she is at. Some will say…

Tammy did was most women who grew up in the 80's, she left school, got married, had kids and lived happily ever after. Well at least that what she thought was going to happen. At 30, Tammy had her 3rd…

Lori was born into a traditional family environment with mum and dad and two younger brothers. At age 13 Lori's world as she knew it was about to change forever. Her mum fell in love with a woman and before…

Sarah Wall has forged a very successful career as a top female barber/hairdresser. Ranking as 3rd in Australia's top female barber. Sarah has worked for Toni and Guy for over 16 years as a hairdresser and educator before moving on…

Luke Antony is a singer and recording artist who lives in Sydney and identifies as gay. Luke is the eldest of 3 and was raised in a christian household that was very close and spent lots of time camping, water…

The modelling world is a tough environment that only the strong survive. When you are a black lesbian who is masculine presenting, the modelling world suddenly becomes a whole lot harder. Vjay is a police officer in Chicago who has…

Kris has been in a wonderful relationship for 11 years with his partner Jacqui. Kris lived life as a lesbian before coming to the realisation that he was in fact a man trapped in a womens body. Kris spent his…

Rey grew up in Manila and called a warehouse home until they migrated with their family to Australia in 2012.  Rey spent their first 12 years in the Catholic School System in Manila where they experienced bullying and torment. Rey…

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