Thank You Felicity!

Our most recent Deakin University intern, Felicity Smith, has finished her placement with us and we’re looking forward to what this emerging star does next! We can’t believe our time with Felicity is over! Over the past few months, Felicity has contributed to the daily running of Siren, helping us to deliver our weekly newsletter …

Fighting for a better shot: framing women in sport

Deakin intern Felicity Smith takes a closer look at the gendered framing of women’s sport after Austrian rock climber Johanna Färber was shot inappropriately, again. While competing at the Women’s semi-final in Moscow this year, a lingering shot of Austrian rock climber Johanna Färber’s behind was broadcast live across the world, as well as in …

“It’s good but it takes time”: Hurricane Chloe Rafferty

Felicity Smith chats cricket, uniforms, lockdown training and more with Chloe Rafferty and also delves into finding belonging in sport and pay equality in cricket. Chloe Rafferty is currently in a situation familiar to most of us—under lockdown. A medium-fast, right arm bowler for the Hurricanes and the ACT Meteors, and a self-titled extrovert, Rafferty …

Alira Verity in the AM, chatting with a ‘Strong Woman’

Siren’s Deakin University Intern Felicity Smith catches up with Victoria’s Strongest Woman, Alira Verity. Verity is part of the ABC’s brand new docuseries Strong Women. Alira Verity is Victoria’s Strongest Woman—twice over. The reigning champion won first in 2018, and then again in 2019. She has competed in CrossFit competitions and is an International Australian …