Doctor of Medicine
Hi, my name is Dineli and I am studying medicine at UQ. I entered this degree because of my passion for obstetrics, gynaecology and sexual health and aspire to work in these fields in the future. So much of the western medical system is inaccessible to QTIPOC, especially due to the biological essentialism that exists within spaces like obstetrics and gynaecology. This is what I hope to counter in my career in medicine.
I am inspired by the Bla(c)k and brown queer activists and leaders who have fought heard for the voice and platform I have today. I hope to further my own activism to help create the space for more people to have their voices heard and celebrated.
I would like to thank Talentplicity Consulting and Nic Cerny who are the sponsors of The Huseyin Tasdemir scholarship. I also want to extend my gratitude to The Pinnacle Foundation. It is truly an honour, and I will use this to continue to work hard in my advocacy for the communities who have given me so much.