Tag: empowerment

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 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 […]

On the Platform with Melanie Hawkes

Platform stories showcases and represents women with disabilities who live real, diverse, and everyday lives, achieving so many things… so much more than the often-lower expectations placed upon them by a society that sees disability as “less than”. Society until very recently, has most often portrayed people with disabilities as […]

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 […]