SURPRISE! It’s Magda Szubanski!

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Published November 23 2021

In September, the Integrated Family Services (IFS) team had a very special virtual guest, Magda Szubanski, who joined in on a Zoom chat with the team.

Many of you will be aware of Magda’s work in the community including using her platform to have discussions on complex social topics.

Magda is a well-liked Australian comedy actress, author and LGBTIQA+ rights advocate. You may recognise her from the TV show Kath & Kim as Sharon Strzelecki.

She has spoken openly about her struggles with anxiety, trauma, and suicidal thoughts in her teens. She has advocated for LGBTIQA+ rights and, in 2017, promoted same-sex marriage in Australia.

The IFS team were able to introduce themselves to Magda and explain the work the team has been doing, particularly over the COVID-19 pandemic. It was certainly a thrill and a big morale boost after a tiring period.

The team loved the event and thanked Magda for taking the time to chat with them, and social worker Soraya Christensen for organising the event.