Question and Answer

On the Platform with Jo Hargreaves

Tell us about yourself My name is Jo and I’m 56 years young. I live on the traditional Country of the Kaurna people (Adelaide, South Australia) with my partner Lea-ann and two dogs (Cavoodles) – Peanut and Tobi. My 27-year-old daughter lives close by with her fiancé. What has been […]

On the Platform with Chanel Bowen

Tell us about yourself My name is Chanel Bowen, I live in the South West of WA and I just turned 30… Goodness! What has been your journey of disability? I acquired my disability as an adult. Managing any disability in this ableist society is always a challenge, but I […]

On the Platform with Jaimie Topham

Tell us about yourself My name is Jaimie Topham, I am 19 years old, and I live in Perth WA. I graduated from high school at the end of 2021 and have been working as an Administrator for an international engineering company for the past 8 months. Now I am […]

On the Platform with Ebonny McGann

Tell us about yourself I’m a 33 year old, crazy as ever, spinal cord injury survivor living in Perth, Western Australia. I like to think of myself as a somewhat responsible adventure junky,  but putting yourself out there doesn’t come without risk right? What has been your journey of disability? […]

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 […]

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 Peta Hooke

Platform Stories is my opportunity to showcase and support other woman with disability, and creating each piece refreshes me. I feel more like part of a collective, part of a groundswell of change on how people living with disability are seen as all that we are… capable, dynamic, individual, human, […]

On the Platform with Dr Michelle Hu

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 […]

On the Platform with PhouthAlee Vongsamai

What I love about Platform Stories is the opportunity to showcase and support ordinary women living with disability who live extra ordinary lives. I feel honoured that so many amazing women have shared their stories with me, and am constantly reminded of the power of womanhood, of how women can […]