Do Your Thing
Able-bodied people (men in particular) may look to the media and see themselves in stories they can relate or aspire to. Women with disabilities are not shown role models who share our experiences in the same way. When we do see ourselves represented on TV or radio or in books, we are often spoken about rather than telling our own stories. Our stories often appear to be “inspiring” in a way that is not relatable, or tragic or something to be sad about.
The ‘Do Your Thing’ project aims to fill some of this gap, with a series of 10 real and relatable stories, featuring a diverse range of women with disabilities from Victoria. The women share their experiences of engaging with their communities through their work, interests and advocacy.