Today, the 23 September is International Day of Sign Languages, and to celebrate we are introducing our first panellist who will be presenting at our upcoming event: The Rural Women with Disability COVID-19 Webinar on 14 October.
Jody Barney is a proud Deaf Aboriginal woman, who is connected to many women with disabilities across Aboriginal and deaf communities in Australia. Jody works as a cultural disabilities consultant and is passionate about improving the voice and visibility of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with disability. Jody is currently on WWDA’s Board and is also a member of the Disability Royal Commission First Nations Peoples Strategic Advisory Group.
More about Jody Barney?
Jody Barney is a proud Birri-Gubba/ Urangan Deaf Aboriginal/South Sea Islander woman. Jody is currently living in country Victoria. She is culturally connected to many women with disabilities across Aboriginal communities and importantly women who are within the justice system as a cultural disabilities consultant.
Jody is passionate about improving the voice and visibility of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women within various sectors. Jody delivers training across many communities to improve the needs of Aboriginal women.
Jody has board experience on the Koori Women Means Business and Deaf Victoria Boards. She is also currently the inaugural board member of Koondee Woonga-gat Toor-rong, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Led Philanthropic Fund in Victoria and a Senior Fellow with Atlantic Fellows Social Equity Australia.
To learn more about Jody, make sure to sign up to the webinar.