Why not you?  Dream big
07. December 2021
You may have heard the saying “If not us, then who? If not now, then when?”, and it has particular meaning to this week’s topic. What happens when, you’re looking around the room, and you realise – it’s you; you’re the one who is supposed to stand up and lead the way...
20. November 2021
Calling for Solidarity Disability Pride Month is held in July every year, Disability Pride Month — Qi Creative Inc. this event largely recognised in the USA and UK that an celebrates visibility and the accomplishments of our disabled community. It’s not widely known or celebrated here in Australia, it’s something I’d love to encourage more people to acknowledge and support. During my research and reading of this year’s occasion, I stumbled across the Disability Pride Flag a symbol...

07. November 2021
Technology: a sheep in wolf’s clothing There’s no doubt that access to technology has allowed running a business in today’s modern world a little bit easier. However, like all progression, it’s important to check in and measure whether the benefits far outweigh the costs. As a small business owner, I can hand on heart admit that running a business is A LOT OF HARD WORK. You’re often forced to wear multiple hats that bigger organisations can dedicate to one individual – you’re the...
24. October 2021
Double Standards: Why do we ignore disability discrimination? Picture this: a renowned builder wins a big contract to construct a new shopping centre – the jewel of the local council’s vision for the future. The development is the talk of the town – locals are excited because it will be more than just a shopping destination, but an entertainment complex with restaurants, bars and cinemas. A huge opening event is planned with all the bells and whistles. Hundreds of people attend, including...

11. October 2021
The Art of Simulation (Activities) It was the famous writer Oscar Wilde who said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. While imitation is mostly complimentary, sometimes it’s not always the case as things can easily get lost in translation. I’m sure you’ve all been exposed to an educational tool called Simulation Activities. A form of experiential learning, these are instructional scenarios where people are placed in a situation defined by the presenter that allows them...
20. September 2021
It makes us feel worthy. It makes us feel loved. Our third and final instalment, what better way to wrap up our Tokyo 2020 coverage with a homage to the great man and three-time Paralympic Gold medalist, D. Alcott. Part 3: My man, Dyl Those who are regular readers will be very familiar of my bromance with Dylan Alcott. An incredible athlete, Dylan boasts Olympic Gold in TWO sports and more tennis grand slam trophies than I can count. But it’s his feats away from the sporting world that has...

20. September 2021
And the winner is... The second instalment of our post-Tokyo coverage, we’re awarding gold to the Seven Network and encouraging our dear readers to get out and try a little Murderball (if you dare...). Part 2: TV Gold For the first time in Australian history, the Paralympic Games were shown on the same network as the Summer Olympics. And not only that, but in prime time. Previously, the Seven Network would host the Olympics and then – two weeks later – the ABC would broadcast the...
08. September 2021
The 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games have come to a close and it’s fair to say the 16th instalment was the best yet! There were world records, amazing feats of athleticism and even a post-match proposal. But putting aside the inspirational stories and incredible role models on display, I found myself reflecting on some key takeaways... Today’s blog will be the first in a three-part series on the Paralympic Games; stay tuned for the others being uploaded soon... Part 1: Para = Parallel...

17. August 2021
You often hear the expression that people are like venn diagrams; they’re made up of lots of different aspects that – at the centre crossroads – explains the whole picture. But what if I told you that people are not venn diagrams at all, but Rubik’s cubes... Invented in the late 1970s by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik, the Rubik’s cube has captured imaginations for more than 40 years. That small six-sided coloured puzzle has a cult following, resulting in...
15. August 2021
I want to begin by saying this isn’t just another blog topic on COVID-19. Over the last 13-18 months it’s fair to say there’s definitely subject fatigue around coronavirus. But today’s blog focuses on the next phase of this global pandemic – the rollout of mass inoculation – and the impact it’s having on the community. Throughout our COVID days and its various instances of lockdown, Governments, businesses and generally people everywhere have been holding onto the hope of a...

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