Go Against the Flow started with the simplest of goals – to let you (teen girls) know that the age-old question, ‘why do I pee when I cough, sneeze or laugh?’ is asked way more often than it should be. In fact, 1 in 8 of you experience this problem regularly (it’s called incontinence!). The good news is – you can prevent it!
The GATF team is small in number, but HUGE in passion and creativity! We are a group of mainly women (and a couple of guys), who specialise in health and communication and we're here because we believe it's time girls start talking taboos and celebrating uniqueness!
A marketing and comms officer as well as registered division 1 nurse, Jen is a guiding force within our team.
She is a big fan of the outdoors, a brilliant balcony gardener (with quite the kale and spinach crop) and can string a few tunes together on her brand new guitar (that her dad found in a dumpster!). Jen is all about making a difference, and we're glad she's doing it with GATF!
Hailing from Michigan, USA, Brittany has an undergrad in Health Communication and a flair for writing stuff you just want to read!
A SCUBA fanatic, B loves to travel and has visited six continents! If she's not travelling, diving or working, she's hanging out with her fave fur-baby, her sausage-shaped ball of sass, Pretzel.
Who better to design awesome, eye-catching stuff for young women than... well... young women (and some guys)? The Bureau, is a Swinburne Uni super team of beyond-talented design students who let their creative, quirky and crazy ideas light up our web page and socials!
Associate Professor Nicki Wragg is the Course Coordinator of the Communication Design (Honours) program. Nicki loves working with students and exploring and teasing out ideas. In her spare time, you will find Nicki on the tennis court or walking on the beach.
Living in Sydney, but always a country girl at heart, Amanda has been to a whopping 40 countries! A keen writer and a bigger reader, she's grateful to be part of something that aims to drown out the negativity in our lives (and social media) with humour, strength and positive energy!
Terry is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist with 2 teenage daughters who frequently remind her how old she is. She has special interests in pelvic pain, gender diversity and complex pelvic health problems. When she is not being our resident “know it all” she farms her backyard, plays with her chickens and dog or tries out a new shade of hair colour (as long as it’s blue).
Lisa Wragg is the Executive Officer of VCRC and continence nurse specialist. Lisa is only happy when she is challenging norms and breaking down barriers. Go Against The Flow has been made possible because she has found a passionate team of individuals brave enough to travel into this uncharted territory. It is a passion project designed to build strength and confidence through the power of knowledge from reputable sources.
Associate Professor Carolyn Barnes works in research at Swinburne Uni, and focuses on communication and design. In her spare time, Carolyn is a big art fan, and has written some very respected papers on the topic.