We’re back with another Forward Favourites! We hope you are enjoying our monthly Forward Favourites series as much as we have been enjoying creating it. Here’s the October instalment of our top media picks of the month.
What we’re watching:
Paralympian and newly appointed NDIA Chair, Kurt Fearnley is back with his One Plus One special series on ABC TV. On each episode, Kurt interviews a special guest, from chefs, actors, media personalities to sportspeople and gets their take on society. In this episode, Kurt catches up with Dr Dinesh Palipana, the second person living with quadriplegia to graduate as a doctor in Australia. Dinesh speaks about his unique perspective on hospitals and patient care and his journey in overcoming barriers in life.
Watch the entire episode on ABC iView
What we’re listening to:
The Good Humans Podcast is hosted by pro surfer and mental health advocate, Cooper Chapman as he chats to inspiring humans about their experiences and shares their story. In this episode, Cooper catches up with Paralympic sit skier and Forward Ambassador Sam Tait as he talks about his experience at the Paralympics and his unassisted ascent and descent of Mt Kosciusko in 2020.
Listen to the entire episode and more on Apple Podcasts.
Image via Arts Margaret River
What we’re reading:
The girl who fell from the sky: an extraordinary true story of resilience, courage, hope and finding lightness after the heaviest of landings by Emma Carey
Recommended by Rachel Trevitt, member of the Forward Membership panel
Falling over 14,000 feet, Emma survived a skydiving accident when she was just 20. Her story is one of resilience, courage and hope and that even after a life-changing injury, Emma was able to find her truest self. A relatable read that gives you a glimpse into the lives of people living with disability. The book is not only a memoir but also a reminder to make the best of every day and live life to its fullest.
Available at Booktopia.