Women with Disabilities

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Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) have produced a series of podcasts showcasing and interviewing women and girls discussing topics related to leadership. 

Hear all about the history, goals and achievements of this organisation, told through stories from extraordinary advocates.

Episode 5

For our fifth episode, WWDA Youth Advisory Group member Jade Taylor interviews Carly Findlay, a prominent disabled activist and writer in Australia. Jade and Carly talk about Carly’s journey to becoming an activist, what it means to identify as having a disability, the impact of social media on the lives of people with disability and more!

    Episode 4

    For our fourth podcast episode, WWDA Youth Advisory Group member, Jade Taylor interviews young Seli, an NDIS Support Coordinator, Disability Consultant and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. As a person with disability and professional in the field, Seli talks about the benefits that NDIS can offer to people with disability, how it could be improved and more!

    Episode 3

    Content Note: This episode discusses topics that may be triggering for some listeners, including grooming, childhood sexual violence and abuse. If you are affected by violence, or the discussion in this podcast, you can contact 1800 RESPECT for support and counselling on 1800 737 732.

    Episode #3 of the WWDA Youth Network Podcast: We Can All Be Leaders is now available! For this episode, WWDA Youth Advisory Group member, Jade Taylor interviews Ashleigh Rae, a writer and advocate for disability rights, feminism, anti-poverty and survivorship. In this extended episode, Jade and Ashleigh cover a number of topics including the importance of accessibility and Ashleigh’s involvement in the ground-breaking, #LetUsSpeak campaign.

    Episode 2

    For our second podcast episode, WWDA Youth Advisory Group member, Jade Taylor interviews young woman with disability, actor and advocate, Chloe Hayden! As a role model for young people with disability, Chloe talks about what she thinks makes a good leader and what inspires her to speak out.

    Episode 1

    In the first episode of our WWDA Youth Network podcast series, the WWDA Director of Policy and Programs, Heidi La Paglia talks about Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) and how it came to be; and introduces Jade Taylor, one of the members of the WWDA Youth Advisory Group and the host for the remainder of this year's podcasts.

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