Episode 9: Charlotte Young, Youth Advocate

For our second last episode, Margherita, Youth Development Officer guest interviews WWDA Youth Advisory Group member and all round advocate Charlotte Young! Charlotte has worked hard to advocate for disability rights within schools and universities. They talk on the podcast to the importance of language and how it can differ across the disability community.

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Episode 8: Jan Sam, Intersectionality Advocate

For our eighth episode and second of the year, WWDA Youth Advisory Group member Jade Taylor interviews Jan Qian Yee Sam! Jan is a passionate advocate on various issues, most notably Human Rights for refugees, migrants, and people with disability. Jan has been involved in a wide array of projects ranging from the Disability Justice Network to Democracy in Colour and has more recently started working with WWDA on a project investigating the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse women with disability.

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Episode 7: Ana Pike, Tasmanian Disability Advocate

For our seventh episode and first episode of the year, WWDA Youth Advisory Group member Jade Taylor interviews Ana Pike! Ana and Jade talk about her advocacy in the disability community, specifically in Tasmania and, for movements including the Religious Discrimination Bill and the NDIS. In 2021, Ana was the recipient of the award for Outstanding Contribution by a Young Person at the Tasmanian Disability Festival Awards for her work in this space.

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Episode 6: Margherita Dall’Occo, Youth and Advocacy

For our sixth episode, WWDA Youth Advisory Group member Jade Taylor interviews Margherita Dall’Occo, youth activist and WWDA’s new Youth Development Officer. They have a chat about what it’s like to advocate throughout life, the challenges of being young people in the sector and plans for WWDA Youth in the new year!

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Episode 5: Carly Findlay, Disability & Identity

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!

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Episode 4: The NDIS Little Helper

For our fourth podcast episode, WWDA Youth Advisory Group member, Jade Taylor interviews 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!

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Episode 3: Interview with Ashleigh Rae

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

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.

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Episode 2: Interview with Chloe Hayden

September 01, 2021

For our second 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.

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Episode 1: Introducing Jade Taylor

August 4, 2021

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 years podcasts.

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