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Lived experiences

Education for all, or just those that fit the mould?

Exploring the challenges both a disabled student and parent face when starting school. Our Talent & Project Manager, Natalie, shares her experience as a parent preparing for her son to start school.

Natalie Robinson
Natalie Robinson
Lived experiences

Feeling my power at NZFW23

Surreal. If you were to ask me how it felt being the first blind model to be on New Zealand Fashion Week runway using a cane, that’s the word I’d choose.

Ari Kerssens
Ari Kerssens
Lived experiences

Autism Acceptance and Appreciation

To recognise Autism Awareness Month, Piripi shares their journey with discovering they are autistic, and reflects on how this affected their childhood.

Piripi Mackie
Piripi Mackie
Lived experiences

Enable Me, Support Me, Then Let Me Fly

Luka shares how he will be celebrating World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March.

Luka Willems
Luka Willems
Lived experiences

A Deaf Person's Perspective of Phone Calls

Gaby recently interned with us at All is for All. In this piece, she details the current perceptions of phone calls as a Deaf person and what she imagines the future to be like.

Gaby Evans
Gaby Evans
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Travelling With Cerebral Palsy

Victoria has recently headed overseas for her big OE. In this piece, she tells of her experiences travelling the UK and Europe, whilst living with Cerebral Palsy. She also provides some tips on how to prepare for travel as a disabled person.

Victoria Baldwin
Victoria Baldwin
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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
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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