About

We are a collective of Australian women’s sports advocates, content creators and fans who for years—decades even—have been left wanting more from mainstream coverage of women in sport.

Realising we could achieve more together than separately, we combined our skills, experience and knowledge to create Siren: A Women in Sport Collective.


We are

Gemma Bastiani is the founder of Riot Expert and podcast network Play On Radio. 

Megan Brewer is a multimedia creative.

Kirby Fenwick is an award-winning writer, editor and audio producer. 

Dr. Kate O’Halloran is an award-winning journalist, editor and academic researcher. 

Alison Smirnoff is a digital media professional.

Dr. Kasey Symons is an academic and writer. 

Danielle Warby is a content strategist and editor. 


Siren: A Women in Sport Collective is a not-for-profit. Our mission is to elevate women’s voices, alongside other diverse and marginalised voices to deliver feminist content that challenges the status quo of sport media.

We’re also determined to abolish the culture of free labour around women’s sport.

There are so many passionate people working hard—mostly for free—because they believe women’s sports deserve better.

It does.

And we believe they deserve better too.

Every Tuesday we publish the Siren newsletter, featuring original writing, audio and video content alongside links to some of the best and most interesting or thought-provoking stories about women’s sport from around the world.

But we’ll be doing so much more than that. Subscribe to our newsletter today so you don’t miss a thing.

And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.