Tag: disability

On the Platform with Kate Mulvany

As someone who sustained a disability at a young age, I struggled in the early years to feel confident in who I was and how I looked. It felt like I never saw anyone who looked or lived like me represented in any form of mainstream media or arts. How […]

On the Platform with Ellie – aka Deafie Blogger

Life for the deaf and hard of hearing may have changed significantly in the recent past, with greater awareness, provision of captioning and greater use of interpreters in film and television, as well as new technologies providing solutions for many, yet some hurdles have stayed the same. Our latest storyteller […]

On the Platform with Meg West

Meet Meg, our latest storyteller on the Platform,  who is part of a new wave of those pushing boundaries to prove that disability is not a barrier to providing quality medical care; if an open mind and creative approach to responding to individual needs in both training opportunities  and the […]

On the Platform with Beatriz Lemus

It is with real pleasure that I introduce Beatriz Lemus from Venezuela to the Platform, to share her story with us. I hope you enjoy learning about her life, as much as I did, and learn I did. Beatriz life is lived with tremendous successes, a multitude of daily challenges […]

Goodbye Inspired, Hello Platform Stories!

Hi! It’s me… I am so excited to bring you my latest news… something creative has come from my time during Covid! As someone who sustained a disability at a young age, I struggled in the early years to feel confident in who I was and how I looked. I […]

Silver Linings?

In light of what is happening in the world, I thought I would take a moment to check in with the Inspired community and add a personal perspective. I hope this finds every one staying safe, staying well and practicing social distancing but staying connected. Take care of yourselves. With […]

A conversation with Ashley and Nicole Llorens

Many people talk about the bond that exists between twins. It is often said that they understand each other and communicate in a way that is described as different, somehow deeper than the bonds of regular siblings, and friendships. I can’t claim to know for sure, but I am sure […]

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 […]

A conversation with Nadeera Vasu

In our latest Inspired story, we meet a young woman who came into this world a fighter, already with assumptions made by others about how her future would look. Born with a series of broken bones, and challenges for survival, this remarkable young woman has not only survived, but thrived […]

A conversation with Hannah Setzer

We’re all different – whether you have disabilities, scars, tattoos, light skin, dark skin and other outward differences or not. The point is that some of our differences are visible, and some are not.   As humans, it’s natural for us to notice our differences, but for those with visible […]

A conversation with Fiona Donaldson

At the ripe old age of 19, Fiona Donaldson had to deal with being misunderstood and misdiagnosed when she was struck very suddenly with the symptoms of what was finally diagnosed as Transverse Myelitis. After rehabilitation, and in the process of adjusting to her “new” world, Fiona was able to […]

A conversation with Ariana Covarrubias

Our skin is a big deal – literally. It’s the largest organ in the body, has a surface area of around 2 square metres and is one of the most complicated organs we have. The skin is our body’s coat. It protects us and we probably all take this amazing […]