Raising Our Voices International Women's Day Special

Wednesday, 8 March 2023 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
 ​Raising Our Voices Radio show image. Text reads nothing about us without us image features 2 self advocates one in a wheelchair holding a megaphone the other holding a sign saying Act Now!

 In this show Sarah, Mel and Lisa talk about their stories as women with cognitive disabilities.

 Lisa is a member of Brain Injury Matters.

 She chats about her experience with ableism and sexism since she acquired her brain injury.

 Mel is a peer worker at Positive Powerful Parents.

 She shares her story as a mother with an intellectual disability.

 Sarah is a member of New Wave Gippsland Self Advocacy and Rainbow Rights.

 She shares her experience as a Trans, Aboriginal, Lesbian woman with an Acquired Brain Injury.

 Mel, Lisa and Sarah also chat about how discrimination is still happening on the ground, even though there are anti-discrimination laws and policies.

 They also talk about the importance of sharing their stories, and supporting others with disability to be empowered and speak up.



 What a Wonderful World by Esperanza Spalding

 Beautiful by Christina Aguilera

Some of the Raising Our Voices team in a zoom meeting, all smiling with their thumbs up. From top to bottom: Amanda, Miranda, James, Gab, Chris, Heather, Warren, Jane and Shona
Wednesday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Produced and presented by people with disabilities covering issues such as housing, discrimination, difficulties with public transport, self-advocacy and other related issues.


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