Ellia Green reveals male transition at Bingham Cup in Ottawa, Canada


He is in a much better place now with his partner, Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts, and their infant daughter, Waitui.

“Vanessa was pregnant and having to come to hospital to visit,” Green said. “I was having bad episodes. That’s the last time I want her to have to see me like that. But the only way to help heal is to talk about it … I’d like to help someone not feel so isolated by telling my story.”

Ellia Green during Australia’s run to the inaugural rugby sevens gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Ellia Green during Australia’s run to the inaugural rugby sevens gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016.Credit:AP

The story has been a difficult one at times. Green, who was assigned…



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I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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