Returning to the stage
Since high school I have enjoyed being involved in theatre. At school I enjoyed writing and performing. When I started university I became involved in German language theatre. Eight years ago I injured my spinal cord and thought I might never perform again. I remained friends with the director of the theatre company from my university. He always encouraged me to return to theatre. In 2009 I helped produce a play. Last month I translated a play from German into English. I was then invited to perform in this play. I managed to conquer my fears and returned to the stage.
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Posted by: Rachel Croucher, on 05/06/12
On television with No Limits
I never dreamed of being a television presenter. But now I am a presenter on No Limits. It is a television show about disability. It is a lot of fun being involved in the show. It has also taught me a lot. I especially enjoy interviewing guests. It is great to share their stories. It is important to give people with a disability a voice. The show helps teach people about disability. I hope it will help change the way other people think and behave.
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Posted by: Carly Findlay, on 30/09/11
Disability on television
It is rare to see people with a disability on Australian television. DiVine headed to last week's Logie Awards to investigate. We asked people from the television industry what they thought about disability on television. Many people said there needs to be more people with a disability on our screens. Some said that it needs to start with the writers. Producers also need to start hiring actors with a disability.
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Posted by: Thomas Banks, on 10/05/11
Do you see what I see?
It is difficult to experience visual art when you have low vision. You have to rely on someone else’s description. But it is hard to describe an artwork for someone else. Everyone usually sees something different. People also usually have different feelings about what the artwork means. I created a picture that people with vision impairment could feel using their hands. I wanted to create artwork that people could experience for themselves.
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Posted by: Katrina Doolen, on 22/12/10
Finding my way
When I was in school I wanted to be a classical musician. But my disability got worse. I found it harder to play my instrument. I tried becoming a music teacher instead. But I missed too much school when I was sick. It took me a long time to find another option. I eventually started studying to become a music researcher. I love my new job as much as I loved playing. My disability does not get in the way.
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Posted by: Anthea Skinner, on 12/11/10