This site focuses a spotlight on ordinary people doing extraordinary work – changing the world through kindness, empathy and determination. The writing is dedicated to the strength and resilience of those who have struggled and those who are working towards a safer and more just world for all.
At twelve years old, while being treated for anorexia nervosa, I confided in my paediatrician I was worried I had too much baggage: "My medical file is huge; I have Cerebral Palsy, anxiety and anorexia [...]
"Sometimes the biggest challenge is people's perceptions of disability." Dave Jacka was four days short of his twentieth birthday when a motorcycle accident left him with C5 complete spinal cord quadriplegia and 6% physical function. [...]
"What a day, is it wine time yet?" Australia's casual attitude to alcohol is such that excessive drinking is often normalised and the harmful effects of the drug are ignored. Marketing by alcohol corporations encourages alcohol [...]