Ellie Cole is a bona fide Australian sporting champion. Yet as other women athletes, or sportspeople of colour or other minorities can attest, success is no shield sometimes.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics briefing: two more weeks of glory and despair
“You know, six years ago, I was working at a place and I was told that I was a ‘diversity hire,’” she tells Guardian Australia from a training camp in Cairns.
The star swimmer believes the comment was made in jest. But she was disappointed. “And I think that’s when I really started asking myself questions about what’s [...]