I Just Can't Hide It is a 3CR project featuring eight young women with a disability - first broadcast onInternational Day of People with Disability 3 December 2010. The women explore everything from self advocacy, fashion and parliamentary representation to dating, technology and queer rights.
"I just can't hide it" was financially supported by the Henry Stein Fund, a subfund of the Melbourne Community Foundation and by the Victorian Women's Benevolent Trust.
As part of our special 'I just can't hide it!' feature, young songwriter and pagan Selene Mathews shares her experience of life, religion and music, reminding us of the importance that dreams hold for all of us as a motivating and inspiring force. http://www.electronictribes.net/selene.html
Dating, body image, disability and sex – award-winning writer Carly Findlay explores all these in under 12 minutes and has a lot of fun along the way. 3CR producer Clare Burns does guarantee you will become a fan of Carly's. However, she can't guarantee you will score a date from the listening experience! - but you will be informed and entertained.
Meet Tully Zygier, coordinator of the peer support mentoring program at Yooralla. Join Tully as she speaks to participants about their experience of the mentoring program and explores the importance of peer to peer mentoring. http://tullyzygier.wordpress.com/
Naja McFadden loves loud music, loud movies and her loud girlfriend. She works in a music store and has a degenerative (it gets worse as she get older) bilateral (that's both ears) sensorineural hearing loss. She spoke to 3CR about the importance of punk music, friends and becoming a filmmaker one day.
Listen to Naja (12.9MB/14:05min)
“Advocate Since Birth”
Kelly Vincent has been a writer and performer with Adelaide's No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability since 2004. In March 2010 Kelly was elected to South Australia's parliament for the Dignity4Disability party. Kelly spoke to 3CR about becoming an activist for the rights of people with disability.
Listen to Kelly (12.6MB/13:44min)
(Photo courtesy SA Advertiser)
Meet Beth Barnard: student; singer; writer and passionate advocate for people with a disability. Beth is an active member of Club Wild, a community arts organisation run by, and for, people with a disability. She tells us about some of the challenges she faces in living her busy life.
Turning Points is is an autobiographical piece of writing from Angie Jones that explodes the myth that young women with a disability are childlike, asexual beings. Join us as we take you on a journey from adolescence to adulthood.
Valid is a Melbourne based organisation devoted to self advocacy, mainly for people with intellectual disability. 3CR spoke to Jessica Parraga, a young Columbian-Australian woman and to Heather Forsyth, Valid project worker, about achieving your dreams - however wild they may be...
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