Tag: inclusion

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 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 […]

On the Platform with Rita Ebel

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 […]

On the Platform with Amanda Perla-Jereczek

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 […]

On the Platform with Carol Taylor

Banner image credit: Richard Smith I first realised that fashion and disability did not necessarily easily go together, when, as a fifteen year old girl with a spinal injury, and desperately longing to get out of the track suits and soft fabrics which were de rigueur in the rehabilitation hospital […]

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 […]

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 […]