We’re back with another Forward Favourites for the month! Here’s the November instalment of our top media picks for you to enjoy.
Image via: Focus on Ability Short Film Festival
What we’re watching:
Focus on Ability Short Film Festival
The Focus on Ability Short Film Festival was held mid-last month featuring some of Australia’s best short films and documentaries produced by or about people living with disability. The films showcase a diverse range of stories from first-time filmmakers to those of a more experienced level.
Image via: Listenable podcast
What we’re listening to:
Listenable podcast Jimmy Jan – (Paraplegic TikTok SUPERSTAR), Episode #68
This month we listened to Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin’s podcast with TikTok superstar Jimmy Jan. Jimmy sustained a spinal cord injury due to a skiing accident just over a year ago and has shared his journey online ever since. His youthful, humorous take on life has made him popular on TikTok and within the creator community. In this episode, Jimmy talks about the stories he’s yet to share and what’s next in the world of Jimmy Jan.
Listen to the episode on Apple podcasts.
Image via: Penguin Books
What we’re reading:
Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century
A collection of first-person writing on the joys and challenges of the modern disability experience, edited by author, Alice Wong. Disability Visibility brings together the voices of activists, authors, lawyers, politicians, artists, and everyday people providing a glimpse into the rich complexities and sometimes simplicities of living with a disability in modern society.
Available on Penguin Books.
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