LGMD, Disability and Advocacy.

Why doing our bit to highlight diversity is a good thing I was diagnosed with Adult Onset Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy in my early 40’s. Until then I had been in the ~82% of non-disabled Australians, and had no direct contact with anyone who was physically challenged by the environment around us.   In the read more...

My LGMD Work-Arounds

Tips and aids to enable my Leanneability, and perhaps yours too. It’s high time that I shared some of the physical aids that help get me through my days as I live with the ever-changing effects of Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD). To innovate and improvise makes such a difference to the ease of which read more...

Continuing Disability Civil Rights

I recently watched a fabulous documentary called Crip Camp. It provided compelling insight into the American civil rights movement as it relates to people with disabilities. The show was powerful, humbling and inspiring, and got me thinking about not only the work that has been done but how we can all play a role in read more...

The Beach House Geelong

Accessibility Review The grand, art deco styled, red-brick beauty sitting at the end of Eastern Beach has recently undergone an impressive revamp and is now home to The Beach House Geelong, a friendly cafe, kiosk and functions venue. This stately dame is nearly 100 years old and thanks to the new tenants she is only read more...

The Necessities For Disability Travelling

Necessity has driven humankind to strategise, design, create and innovate (some of these humans are featured in the ‘Australian Of The Year’ monument pillars along Lake Burley-Griffin. See featured pic). This need has resulted in contributions, both beneficial, and at times detrimental because we have always strived for ways to fulfil a real or perceived read more...