I was invited to write for the ABC (our national public news service) which I was so excited and proud to do. This is the first in a series about disability and health.
The article is about navigating the Australian healthcare system with a disability, and provides some tips to doctors.
"My pointers for health professionals:
Read the article here, and contribute to the discussion here.
The other article was for Kidspot. It's my response to a Mamamia article that I felt was a shallow whine. The writer couldn't find her makeup to wear to work, and so had to hide. I address the beauty privilege of the people who are afraid to go makeup free, and the expectation to wear makeup. I make no apologies for my views on this.
While I don't believe people with facial differences and disfigurements should be teaching lessons for those like the Mamamia writer, I do hope she and others take something away from my perspective.
Read the article here, and chat about it here.
I hope you enjoy these reads as much as I enjoyed writing them.
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