I have lived with disability for a very long time, and some days I get tired of those intrusive, inappropriate and often offensive questions from strangers and people who I hardly know. I get tired of challenging the assumptions others make about how tragic my life must be because I […]
Love and Relationships
There is a great deal of ongoing discussion around the need for honest representation of disabled people within the media, how people with lived experience need to be driving the way we are portrayed – in all our diverse and uniqueness. We have many wonderful examples of people with disabilities […]
Today has been just a regular day, nothing exciting or amazing, a coffee with my husband, an appointment and a workout followed by a cup of tea and a cuddle with my cat. The sun will set soon and with it the passing of another anniversary of my “second” life. […]
Tell us about yourself I’m Dr. Michelle Hu and I am a pediatric audiologist and a classically trained Chef. I grew up in the small town of Kent, Ohio but have called San Diego, California home for the past 11 years. I am the mama of two little girls, two […]
Banner image credit: Richard Smith I first realised that fashion and disability did not necessarily easily go together, when, as a fifteen year old girl with a spinal injury, and desperately longing to get out of the track suits and soft fabrics which were de rigueur in the rehabilitation hospital […]
This edition of Inspired has struck a chord with me, far beyond what I had imagined when I first made contact with Ariana Garcia through social media. In bringing her story to you, I make no apologies for the seriousness of my words of introduction. In days gone by, issues […]
“Anyway, I am a woman, and this is enough.” Powerful words from our latest Inspired storyteller, Fatine Oliveira who has given us insight into her journey as a woman with disability. Inspired stories have the power to resonate with all women across the world, across many languages and cultures. As […]
A care facility in India is transforming the lives of people struggling with HIV AIDS. Its director, Savita Duomai, is driven by a deep desire to live life in service to others. That desire is bringing new hope to women, children, transgenders and others impacted by HIV.
A former Buddhist monk with an adventurous and compassionate heart is channelling his once rebellious nature to provide a home and opportunities for orphaned and abandoned children in North East India. In doing so, Lobsang Phuntsok is transforming the lives of kids who face adversities similar to those he once battled as a troubled child.
Australian woman Jill Barton was so distressed by the sight of sick and dying horses and donkeys in Egypt that she returned to open a charity to help. Egypt Equine Aid offers free veterinary treatment to abused horses and donkeys, providing a new chance at life for creatures otherwise destined to suffer painful deaths.
Australian nurse Jan Becker founded Midwife Vision to support the hundreds of pregnant mothers giving birth in primitive conditions, and with great losses of life, in Tanzania. It’s a story of heartbreak, tragedy, hope and humanity.
Classroom of Hope brings new hope to kids in developing countries by helping them to access education – the key ingredient in helping them break the poverty cycle into which they’re born.