Dr. Denise Chapman is a passionate storyteller, digital media-creator, spoken word artist, and critical autoethnographer who lectures in children’s literature, early literacy and new media/technology at Monash University. She has served as a literacy/inclusion specialist focused on home literacies, critical media literacy, and culturally-sustaining partnerships within diverse communities in Australia, Fiji, and the United States. Denise uses oral stories, children's literature, film, pop culture, and interactive digital content as windows for transformative, emancipatory opportunities. Her research prioritises communities experiencing marginalisation and employs participatory, visual, creative and narrative methods illuminating inequities and put forward social change. Denise is currently exploring the lack of diverse transmedia stories for children and how this impacts children’s sense of empathy, self-worth, and diverse imagined possibilities.