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Their body! Their rules! Their choice!

11th of October is International Day of the Girl Child. In Australia, 5.7% of girls have a disability and this increases to 9.5% in the 15-24 age bracket. These girls will be the women and and mothers of tomorrow. Let’s make it safe for them, with a world that welcomes inclusion and diversity.

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Mind the disability gender gap - Dad play with son and daughter

Mind the (disability) gender gap

‘You can’t be, what you can’t see’ – the words of 2022 Australian of the year Dylan Alcott are so important, as we approach Fathers day this month in Australia.
We increasingly hear stories and see images of mothers with a disability in our media, but fathers with disabilities are often invisible. Why is this important? Read on to find out more.

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Young mother sitting on scooter, wearing a rust patterned dress. She is travelling down a path with park in background., and smiling at the camera

Mamability: from disability diagnosis to launching a Life Coaching and Chair Yoga business

I didn’t know I had a disability when I had my two daughters 11 and 9 years ago. But I knew at the time that I struggled with many tasks that come with having a new baby. I couldn’t use nappy pins, I struggled to dress them. I couldn’t undo clasps, clips and straps on any baby equipment. I remember searching for a pram that had a clasp that I could undo. It wasn’t easy, let me tell you!

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Becoming pregnant with cerebral palsy

“That first pregnancy test is nerve-wracking for everyone, so many thoughts pass through your head as you wait for a result”, For Deaire, who has cerebral palsy, becoming pregnant was not only a surprise, but added a whole new layer to managing life with a disability.

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