Welcome to our March favourites, where we share what we’ve been watching, listening to and reading over the past month with the hope that it will inspire you to engage with the content.
Image source: MountainWatch, 2021
What we’re watching:
All The Way Up
This documentary is about our very own Forward ambassador and Paralympic skier, Sam Tait and his journey to the top of Australia’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko. Sam makes his mark as the first person living with paraplegia to summit and ski down, completely unassisted. It’s a story of true determination and strength and definitely not one to miss. All The Way Up is available to watch for free on 7Plus.
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What we’re listening to:
What’s wrong with you?, episode 1.
Olivia Shivas and Rebecca (Becs) Dubber tackle the big questions about living with a disability and living in a world that is not designed for you. All episodes are amazing, but we recommend starting with their first episode; what if I don’t want to walk anyway? Disability and childhood. In this episode, the New Zealand pair take a trip down memory lane to discuss the realities of growing up disabled.
Image Source: Black Inc Books, 2022
What we’re reading:
We’ve got this: Stories by disabled parents
This month ‘We’ve Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents’ was launched by editor Eliza Hull. The book is a collection of stories by 25 parents who identify as deaf, disabled or chronically ill. Each story explores what it means to be a parent, and the discrimination parents with a disability can experience. We loved reading this book and couldn’t put it down. Each story was compelling in its own way, but there was one strong theme that sang out. Every family unit spoke of the love and positivity that having disability in their family had brought them. We couldn’t recommend this book more, especially if you live with a disability and are considering becoming a parent yourself.
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