Kaitlyn Blythe: Pandemic Frustrations, Disability Support Pension & (Un)affordable Housing

Wednesday, 7 October 2020 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

Kaitlyn Blythe joined Marijo Požega in an honest conversation that explored cultural and ideological ideas that impact on people with chronic illness/disability, while discussing COVID-19, the disability support pension and housing (un)affordibility.

Kaitlyn Blythe (formerly Kaitlyn Plyley) is a Melbourne-based writer and performer. Her writing has been published by Junkee, The Sydney Morning Herald, Seizure, The Lifted Brow, and more. In 2019, Kaitlyn received Copyright Agency's Ignite Grant and The Wheeler Centre's Hot Desk Fellowship to work on her chronic illness memoir, Suddenly 80.

Kaitlyn trained in storytelling under teachers from LA's The Moth and NYC's Upright Citizens Brigade, and has performed true stories from her life at festivals and events all over Australia. Her podcast Just A Spoonful – where she interviews young people living with chronic illness and/or disability about their work, daily lives and passions – has ranked in Australian iTunes' top 100 and featured on triple j, ABC radio and at the National Young Writers Festival.


Listen to the Just A Spoonful Podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/just-a-spoonful/id927826969

You can find Kaitlyn on Twitter at: @BlytheByName