My name is Jerusha. I am a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Sciences) undergraduate at Victoria University. I am seeking advocacy from you (or someone else you know) for a pathway/entry scheme for aspiring medical students with disabilities.
Read a personal story from Marit about being prejudged due to disability, race or other differences.
The true meaning of diversity and inclusion is a place where what you can offer is the overriding factor, regardless of race, religion, gender or disability.
I found that as soon as I was seen as “dis-abled” I was expected to put up with all sorts of behaviour and treatment that no-one considered “able” would ever accept.
We all belong to society one way or the other. We all walk through life whether we are immigrants, disabled or have other challenges.
Religion and politics can have a profound effect on a person’s mental health. I felt it was worth putting my ideas about religion and politics (and why it is important to discuss these things) in writing.
Living a full life as a parent, activist, and self-employed tutor. A motivational story of overcoming bullying and living a life of one’s choice.
Sure, they keep telling me that the NDIS us great because it provides funding to do things for people living with disability. Except the funding is wasted by them and we lose our independence and dignity for not much gain.
I am a recipient of Social Security Disability as well as Medicaid; both programs at risk under Trump’s new budget proposal.
It can be isolating to have a disability. I’ve seen this both in myself and in others. Having an invisible disability can create a barrier where no one knows what you’re going through. How do you decide when to share what that aspect of your life is like?
Karletta is writing a blog post series and ebook about people who’ve been successful but had to stop working. Would you like to contribute to the ebook?