Shane Whalley, is a social justice educator and consultant. Ze is the owner of Daring Dialogues Consulting, which offers consultation and workshops on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) identities, as well as on sexism, on the concepts of power, privilege and oppression, and cultural humility. Shane received hir master of social work at The University of Texas at Austin. Shane has been an adjunct faculty member at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work since 2003 and has taught classes on LGBTQIA identities, social justice frameworks, and introductory classes to the field of social work. Shane received the 2017 Charles I. Wright Distinguished Alum Award from the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and is the 2011 recipient of Texas Exes Teaching Excellence award. In 2018 ze spoke on a panel at SXSW Interactive called, “How Gender Fluidity Recasts Brand Engagement.” Shane was the education coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Center at UT Austin for seven years, and the community coordinator for Austin Independent School District.
Social justice frameworks, LGBTQIA identities, sexism, cultural humility and facilitating conversations about topics that many people are taught not to talk about.