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Relationships 48 articles

Her words compelled us to challenge our attitudes.
Her words compelled us to challenge our attitudes.

Her words compelled us to challenge our attitudes.

Stella Young has died at the age of 32. She was a much loved writer, commentator, comedian and disability activist. Her words caused people to think and ask questions. They were funny but also wise. She gave an influential TEDx talk and was editor of the ABC ’s Ramp Up website. She wrote many memorable articles including two letters to herself. Stella was a passionate advocate for a lot of important causes. She achieved a great deal and will be sadly missed.
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Food and Going Out 17 articles

xmas pudding

My favourite is plum pudding.

There is a lot to like about celebrating Christmas. My favourite is plum pudding. This Christmas treat has a history dating back to 1430 when meals were prepared in a large pot over an open fire. For special occasions these dinners were served with a wine sauce. There were many customs and superstitions surrounding the Christmas pudding. Over the years the customs and superstitions may have changed but the pudding still tastes mighty good.
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Health and Wellbeing 153 articles

Jaebin and Teasha
Jaebin and Teasha

They bonded straightaway.

Jaebin is a wonderful 38-year old man. He has had hearing loss in both ears since the age of 18. He is also starting to show symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. These conditions used to get Jaebin down. However thanks to his assistance dog Teasha, he now feels happier. The dog came from the group Assisting, Wellbeing, Ability, Recovery and Empowerment Dogs Australia. This organisation provides dogs to people who are ill or have a disability. With Teasha, Jaebin finds the motivation to go to the gym. He goes there to improve his balance and coordination. It also helps him become confident by meeting and communicating with people.
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Travel 38 articles

Deanne on a bridge with Kremlin in the background.
Deanne on a bridge with Kremlin in the background.

My persistence was worth it.

Late last year I went to Russia with my partner. It was difficult to travel around the cities in my wheelchair. Some of the buildings and train stations were not accessible. In Moscow there were no pedestrian road crossings at street level. However we were pleased the buses had wheelchair ramps, which helped us move around. Although it was hard sometimes, we are happy we visited Russia. There were many wonderful things to see and do. It was a colourful and interesting place.
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