Memorable Experiences

On the Platform with Amanda Turner

Title Image credit Jessi Story Tell us about yourself My name is Amanda Turner, I’m 37 years old and I live in Adelaide,  South Australia What has been your journey of disability? I was diagnosed with Complex PTSD in my late 20’s after a number of years of being misdiagnosed […]

On the Platform with Noella Angel

Tell us about yourself I’m Noella, people also know me as Chook as it is easier to remember. I am living in Munno Para, South Australia, but move regularly due to my boyfriends job. I’m currently sitting at 29yrs old, hitting the big 30 in August, and I’m super keen […]

On the Platform with Tiffiny Carlson

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

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. […]

On the Platform with Trish Jackson

Tell us about yourself – My name is Trish Jackson, I live in Brisbane,  Queensland and I am 59 years old. What has been your journey of disability? My journey started pre-birth with being a Thalidomide survivor. How has this affected you? For starters, I have no arms, I have […]

On the Platform with Naomi Lake

I first met our latest Platform Storyteller when I was working on a project to share stories of people with disability living in regional Western Australia.  Naomi Lake was kind and welcoming, she showed me around her community and gave me an insight into her life in a small town.  […]

On the Platform with Jillian Oliver

Title Image by Ainslee Dennis. Sustaining disability at any age comes with associated feelings of grief and loss. A sense of not knowing how and where you fit into a world that you have to find a new way to navigate. For many of us with disability this process can […]

On the Platform with Rita Ebel

For many of us with disabilities, we spend much of our time working out creative ways to increase access to places and spaces not always designed to include us. Sometimes it is navigating sets of stairs leading to places we would like to go ( involving undignified and embarrassing lifts […]

On the Platform with Jenny McAllister

Did you know that over 4 million people identify as having disability across Australia? Surprising then, that very few fashion labels, fashion retailers and fashion outlets cater to either inclusive adaptive fashion or provide accessible environments to support the shopping experience of many who live with disabilities. For some of […]

2020…the year that was….

So here we are nearing the end of what has been an incredibly challenging year, I can feel myself breathing a sigh of relief, it has been a long year, full of the unexpected for all of us, peppered with surprising moments of joy and celebration, in amongst the struggles […]

a woman sitting in a adapted mountain bike smiling at the camera.

Happy Anniversary!

Have you ever reflected on your life and thought… how did I get here? Well today is that day of reflection for me. Today, 39 years ago, my life changed forever. I was a young, confident energetic 15-year-old girl, doing what I loved the most, riding horses and hanging out […]

Life with a difference in Laos

Life with a difference in Laos In 2017, I was privileged to be part of an Australian volunteer’s project with three other Australian women. We were lucky enough to work with host disability organisations, the Laos Disabled Women’s Development Centre, and Laos Disabled People’s Association, in Vientiane, Laos.   Sharing […]