Tag: disability

On the Platform with Katherine Reed

Tell us about yourself My name is Katherine Reed, I’m 35, married to Tim and Mum to Will (7) and Harry (5). We all live on our family property in Rosevale, Tasmania. I grew up on the land, riding horses and generally running amok. My Mum is one of 12 […]

On the Platform with Kendra Erhardt

Tell us about yourself My name is Kendra Erhardt, I am from Alberta, Canada and am 32 years old. I have been a full-time manual wheelchair user for the past 5 years as a result of a spinal cord injury sustained in a sports accident. I started Wheelie Girl Travel […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]