Since graduating as a physiotherapist, I’ve been working in Australia and throughout Asia, with people with disabilities, for the better part of two decades. It strikes me that the field of disability is going through a seismic change; one which is way overdue. And recently, while reading about the Copernican revolution, I realised that theRead more about The Copernican Revolution in Disability[…]
Never in the history of humankind have we had more potential to act. There are more charities than ever, more people volunteering overseas, more crowdfunding campaigns to support at a click of a button.
And yet, amongst all of this good work, there is the underlying paradox of the entire charity sector. It is a commonly held belief that for a charity to exist, someone must remain suffering.
My education about Australia started when I lived overseas. After 8 years of living in some of the poorest parts of Asia, I returned to Australia to find that there were huge issues here too. With your help, here’s how I’d like to go about addressing them.