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Adie Delaney has long understood that sport is not just for exercise, competition, or spectating. Sport can also be an art form and a medium with which to teach. With this foundation, Adie is enjoying a rather unique career. She has a passion for heights and entertaining. She is an athlete and a teacher. And she is combining all of this to educate young people about consent and body autonomy.
Speaking to the Sustaining Sport podcast from the Australian island state of Tasmania, Adie tells us her story. After many successful years traveling with the circus as an aerialist, she is now a primary prevention educator at the Sexual Assault Support Service and was a speaker at TED Women 2020.
In this episode, we discuss her insights on body autonomy and consent as well as how she uses the sport of circus to better communicate with her students. We also review the systemic issues surrounding sexual assault in the world of sport.