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. […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Finding inadequate options available to support her journey to return to a quality of life she desired, Amanda Perla-Jereczek created her own, and in doing so, made sure the opportunities to do so were also afforded to others like her. Reading Amanda’s story resonated with me, her story demonstrates how […]
Andrew Outhwaite and a team of like-minded people launched the social enterprise Pollinators five years ago as deliberate, conscious, social experiment. Their test hypothesis? Could the right type of social enterprise help make a community sustainable within one decade?
This wildly successful fundraising phenomenon has captured the hearts of a region with its tireless efforts to raise money for the seriously ill. Samille Mitchell investigates what drives the volunteers behind the charity and peeks into the lives of some of those it has helped.