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March Forward favourites

We hope you’ve been enjoying our monthly Forward Favourites series as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it! Here’s the March instalment of our top media picks of the month.

Image via: Netflix

What we’re watching:

7 yards: The Chris Norton Story

It’s true when they say “two shorten the road”. This month we watched a feature length documentary on Chris Norton and his resilience to defy his SCI diagnosis just to walk side by side with his fiancée down the aisle.

This beautiful documentary captures Chris’ life from his perspective and has moving interviews, reenactments and even real footage from his wedding in 2018.

Watch his journey of being an athlete to sustaining a life-altering injury and overcoming his diagnosis to fulfil his ambitions here.

What we’re listening to:

The Ramp. It. Up! Podcast – Women’s history month: Jean L. Minkel

March is celebrated as women’s history month and to mark that, the host of The Ramp. It. Up! Podcast, Rhonel Cinous invited Jean L. Minkel, PT, ATP to talk about her journey through the years as a physical therapist, an influencer of assistive technology and as an activist.

Rhonel Cinous, a C4 C5 quadriplegic, radio personality and disability advocate started the podcast to educate and entertain by sharing real-life accounts of various injuries, illnesses, physicians, care support workers, success stories, etc.

Listen to the podcast on Ms. Minkel’s journey and how she’s advocating for private health insurers in USA to include wheelchairs and accessories as part of their insurance plans here.

Image via: Rebecca Lim

What we’re reading:

Tiger Daughter

This month we’re obsessing over the winner of CBCA Book of the Year and People’s Choice at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, Tiger Daughter by Rebecca Lim. Rebecca Lim is an Australian writer, illustrator, editor, and lawyer, who’s written over twenty books. Her work has been highly accredited and her books have been shortlisted for various literary awards over time.

Tiger Daughter is a story about “Wen Zhou”, the daughter and only child of Chinese immigrants whose move to Australia was not easy to say the least. The book is both heartbreaking and hopeful as it throws light on “finding your voice” in the thick of the challenges & pressures of growing up in an immigrant family.

You can purchase the copy offline, borrow it from libraries around you, online or as an audiobook.

Don’t forget to send your recommendations via Instagram or Facebook so we can include your suggestions in next month!