Our StoryShe Shapes History started with a simple question – "Where are the women in the history of Australia?"
You don’t need a history degree to enjoy our tours. Walking tours offer an opportunity to share knowledge and stories in an inclusive and non-judgmental context. We don’t want any barriers to engaging with our content. All our tours are wheelchair and pram accessible, and our guides use microphones so everyone can hear us. We also don’t assume prior knowledge, use image descriptions online, and use clear and non-exclusionary language.
Whether in an internal staff meeting or a conversation with a guest, we communicate directly but with respect and kindness. Our Safer Spaces Policy is fundamentally about respecting one another and ensuring She Shapes History (the tours, social media and any online or off-site events) remains a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Queerness is rooted in liberation. For us, being queer is about more than gender or sexuality. It is about someone’s willingness to challenge what we understand as “normal.” It is about embracing and making space for the possibility of new, innovative, radical ways of existing. To be a queer business means to challenge the status quo. To be a queer business means to innovate.