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Survival is Productivity, Right?

By Tabitha Lean | Budhin Mingaan

Content Note: This post contains coarse language and descriptions of PTSD, trauma, abuse, sexual violence, carceral violence, self-harm and suicide.

Blindness is a Spectrum

By Bethany Cody

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of ableism and systemic discrimination.

Invisible Autism – Growing up as an Autistic girl

By Anonymous

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of school bullying, PTSD, panic attacks, disability discrimination and their impacts on self-acceptance.

Leadership and Decision-making: Empowering for Life

By Kerryn Burgoyne

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of ableism, psychiatric institutionalisation, restrictive practices and segregation.

Bringing Disability Pride to Sydney

By Hannah Solomons and Jane Scott

Far North COVID: The Pandemic ‘We Had To Have’, or, Life in Unofficial Lockdown

By Dee Harvester

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of medical trauma, ableism, and eugenics. Please note, as a long-form essay, the estimated reading time of this blog post is 12 minutes.

The Future of Neurodivergence: Gender Bias and Hopes for the Upcoming DSM-5 Update

By Annie Crowe

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of sexual assault and complex mental health. Pathologising language, ableism and discriminatory stereotypes are also referenced due to the nature of the medical model of disability being discussed. Please note, as a long-form essay, the estimated reading time of this blog post is 18 minutes.

How COVID is Affecting Me

By Leanne Claussen

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of COVID isolation.

Gaslit by the Government – COVID as a Disabled Musician

By Jennifer Hankin (The Emerald Ruby)

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of burn out, medical/ableist gaslighting and the death of a pet.

Blind and Vision Impaired Community Left Behind by COVID Testing

By Bethany Cody

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of ableism and COVID isolation.

Speaking Out On Violence

By Deb Thomson

Content Note: This video includes descriptions of violence and abuse towards women with disability.

Leading in STEM: An Interview with Jerusha Mather

By Jerusha Mather

Conversations on COVID – Challenging Ableist Thinking Through Disability Leadership

By Lisa Mabin

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of eugenics and COVID-related death.

The Chicken or the Egg – Trying to Decode Autism/ADHD and Mental Illness

By Laura Lewis

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of suicide ideation and bullying.

Learning To Accept My Disability

By Angel B

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of depression and bullying.

Lessons of an Unsung Leader

By Suchita Vanessa Smith

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of family death.

Cats, Pokémon, Feminism and Disability: An Unconventional Trajectory

By Heidi La Paglia

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of eating disorders, depression, medical trauma and gender-based violence.

How Do We Challenge Ableism and Make It Visible to Dominant Australian Culture?

By Larissa MacFarlane

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of post-traumatic stress.

How Can I Be a Mentor if I Have an Illness Myself?

By Sandra

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of body dysmorphia.

Borderline Storyteller

By Sandie Jessamine

Content Note: This post includes descriptions of child abuse, sexual violence, carceral violence, addiction, overdose and suicide.

Leadership and Employment Barriers

By Melanie Schlaeger