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Pregnancy with a Disability

Natalie discusses her pregnancy journey within Aotearoa's health system.

Natalie Robinson
Natalie Robinson
Lived experiences

The Process for Me To Get My License as a Disabled Person was Inequitable. This Must Change.

Thomas Chin is a multi-talented member of our team, a BA/LLB student & Senior Halberg Youth Councillor. In this piece, Thomas discusses his experience obtaining medical clearance to drive.

Thomas Chin
Thomas Chin
Lived experiences

You Owe Him Nothing

Would a Tamagotchi have done the trick? Áine asks. In this piece, she deals with her experiences of people who don't take "no" for an answer.

Aine Kelly-Costello
Aine Kelly-Costello
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You deserve to be seen

Bri Scalesse is based in New York City and was one contributor to our first long form article this year. In this piece, Bri shares her journey to become a disabled model.

Brianna Scalesse
Brianna Scalesse
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How I discovered disability pride

My journey to discover disability pride was like entering the unknown. Here's what I learnt.

Pieta Bouma
Pieta Bouma
Lived experiences

This hurts

Henrietta Bollinger explores the experience of her period as a disabled person.

Henrietta Bollinger
Henrietta Bollinger
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Finding my place and learning to assert my rights: Growing up disabled in Bangladesh

Afsana Rahman is a young disabled woman who lives in Bangladesh. She is a long-time friend of Dr. Roberta Francis, who is part of the reason that Amplify exists today. Afsana shares with us her journey to assert her rights and find her place.

Afsana Rahman
Afsana Rahman
Lived experiences

Reconciling faith and disability: my journey through Ramadan

Latifa Daud found that Ramadan helped her come to terms with her identity as a disabled person.

Latifa Daud
Latifa Daud