I have lived with disability for a very long time, and some days I get tired of those intrusive, inappropriate and often offensive questions from strangers and people who I hardly know. I get tired of challenging the assumptions others make about how tragic my life must be because I […]
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 […]
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. […]
Living with disability can be a sometimes feel like a lonely road, and at times, a difficult and challenging journey. A journey made easier by finding others like you, who understand your situation and who share similar experiences that can help you to learn and grow, and from whom you […]
This edition of Inspired has struck a chord with me, far beyond what I had imagined when I first made contact with Ariana Garcia through social media. In bringing her story to you, I make no apologies for the seriousness of my words of introduction. In days gone by, issues […]
How do you maintain faith in love when you’ve been devastated by heartbreak? Life coach Fleur Porter draws on her own life experiences, and her training as a life coach and relationship mentor, to reveal what she has learned about love.