Iz Connell is an LGBTIQ and disability rights activist living in Sydney. Iz was a Don't DIS my ABILITY ambassador in 2016-2017, and an ACON Honour Awards finalist in 2017. In 2017 she became the first woman elected to the board of a bear club in Australia, and possibly the first in the world. Iz now uses her role with Harbour City Bears to further develop links between the diverse and vibrant groups she encounters in the Sydney LGBTIQ community. She's a social work Honours student, and she enjoys dancing in platform boots, wearing leather, being tall and playing with her dog Harvey. You can find her at every Bad Dog, Extra Dirty, and other interesting places.