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An employer refused to hire me because of my nasal feeding tube. Now, I’m hopeful for the accessible future of work

Since becoming chronically ill Lauren has fought to be understood. In this piece, she speaks about her experiences in the workplace and desires to take control of the decisions which impact her future.

Lauren Dewhirst
Lauren Dewhirst
Social commentaries

Staying the Course: thoughts on changemaking in an online age

Latifa asks the question, how do we make sure that we stay the course and see change happen?

Latifa Daud
Latifa Daud
Social commentaries

‘Wheel Love’ in lockdown

Brianna, Gabrielle, Lucy, and Liv share an unbreakable bond, as wheelchair users and New Yorkers. Now, they find themselves living in the centre of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Brianna Scalesse
Brianna Scalesse
Lived experiences

This hurts

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

Henrietta Bollinger
Henrietta Bollinger
Lived experiences

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
Lived experiences

Kaua e whakakoha i au, he hauā noa nōku

Kiringāua recently shared with Viva his thoughts that “Disability does not stop you from having a voice.” In this piece, he shares his views about being labeled inspiring.

Kiringāua Cassidy
Kiringāua Cassidy
Opinion pieces

Why Amplify?

Powered by AUT University, Amplify by All is for All is a monthly content series that allows a range of disabled creatives and advocates to share their stories, creative work and cutting edge insights on niche disability issues of importance to our community.

Grace Stratton
Grace Stratton
Lived experiences

Turn Me On: Navigating sex after a spinal cord injury

When Claire Freeman became a wheelchair user at age 17 – the questions she had about how she might enjoy sex were dismissed – and she was made to feel like that part of her life was over. In this piece she flips the script.

Claire Freeman
Claire Freeman