Welcome to our new ambassadors!
Today at Twenty10 inc GLCS NSW, we have some exciting news. We are proud to announce two new Ambassadors: comedian, writer and performer Jordan Raskopoulos, and striker for the Westfield Mathildas and Canberra United, Michelle Heyman!
“Co-Executive Director Terence Humphreys and I are incredibly excited to welcome Jordan and Michelle to our Ambassador program – not only are they talented professionals in their chosen fields, but are also extremely generous in their community advocacy and understand the vital importance of supporting our young LGBTIQA+ population,” said Jain Moralee, Co-Executive Director of Twenty10. “We look forward to working with them and all our Ambassadors in 2018 as we grow our client engagement program as, well as raising the profile of Twenty10 as an organisation”.
These Ambassadors join Patrick Abboud, Casey Conway, and Justice Rachel Pepper, alongside Patron Magda Szubanski, in lending their talents and voices to the work of Twenty10 in supporting young people of diverse genders, sexualities, and intersex variations. They will help us in our work to provide housing, counselling, case management, and social support to LGBTIQA+ people in need.
Read on for more info about Jordan and Michelle!
Jordan Raskopoulos is an Australian comedian, sketch and stand-up artist, actress, singer, improviser, voice-over artist, writer, events host, panelist, commentator, and advocate. She is best known as the frontwoman for comedy rockers The Axis of Awesome. Their YouTube channel has 315,000 subscribers and their music videos have over 200,000,000 hits. Two hundred million!
Jordan came out as a transgender woman in February 2016 with a funny yet touching video titled What’s Happened to Jordan’s Beard?. She has become an inspiration and Role Model to young LGBTQIA+ people by living her genuine life openly and publicly, and being an outspoken campaigner for progress and understanding. She has also spoken openly about her experiences with anxiety.
She’s also the host of This is About on ABC RN, a fortnightly show that shares ordinary people’s extraordinary stories. The show is in its second season.
Jordan also boasts numerous television credits, including as a creator and star of The Ronnie Johns Half Hour. She has also appeared on Thank God You’re Here, Q&A, Good News Week, The Project, and Get Krack!n, and had a supporting role in Underground: The Julian Assange Story.
Jordan is the creative director of Press Start Productions and produces and stars in Insert Coin, an online sketch comedy series for gamers. She has had a long career working in the advertising industry and is an accomplished writer and storyteller.
Michelle Heyman is the striker of the Westfield Matildas and Canberra United, as well as a budding fashion designer with her own brand, MH23.
Michelle took up football at 11 and would go on to play at Sydney FC and the Central Coast Mariners in the W-League. She announced herself on the scene in 2009 when she won the Golden Boot for the most goals and Player of the Year award in the coveted W-League.
A move to Canberra United in 2010 coincided with her debut for Australia and she would go on to again be the W-League top scorer in the 2011-12 season. Her fifty-plus goals in Australia’s top women’s competition is unparalleled—the most ever in the W-League.
Having played in Australia’s 2014 Asian Cup campaign where the side finished runners up, she started two matches and came off the bench in Australia’s other three contests at the 2015 World Cup where Australia won their first ever knockout phase match at the competition.
Recently, Michelle scored goals against Japan, Vietnam and North Korea at the Rio 2016 qualifiers to help her side secure their first Olympic Games appearance since Athens 2004.