10) About Olivia

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This story is about Olivia Penna. Olivia was diagnosed with Stargardt disease at the age of 14. She talks about school. We hear how her family came to terms with her vision impairment. She tells us about university. She talks about raising her daughter Lulu. She’s had some great experiences. She’s also had some challenges. 

Tune in to episode 10 of the Stories Of You Podcast – About Olivia.

Our definition of Stargardts used in the episode was taken from the National Eye Institute website:

https://nei.nih.gov/health/stargardt/star_facts

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9) The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune – Geoff’s Story

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Geoff is an Educational Psychologist. His story is about his parents and the challenges they had while growing up. It also tells the story of Geoff, why he became a psychologist and how he came to work with students who are vision impaired. 

Geoff’s story of personal challenges, resilience and his passion to guide others makes for an engaging story. 

If you enjoy the episode, would you mind popping over to the iTunes Store or Podcasts app and giving the show a rating and review. 

Also, during the episode, there is a reference to statistics on bullying of school students. If you would like more information on the research quoted, you can find it here: https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/children-who-bully-school/understanding-school-bullying

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8) The Fashion-Eyesta

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Fashioneyesta is a blog, a YouTube channel and a podcast that aim to challenge myths and stereotypes about fashion and disability. 

In episode 8 of the Stories Of You Podcast – we chat to Emily Davison – about her own experiences of disability and her love for fashion, style and disability. 

You can check out Emily’s blog here:

www.fashioneyesta.com – there’s links there to her podcast and YouTube channel.

She’s also on social media as well:

Twitter: @fashioneyesta 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fashioneyesta 

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7) Harry Manx – The Indian Blues

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Canadian singer/songwriter Harry Manx is the focus of episode 7 of the Stories Of You Podcast. He discusses his music – blues with an Indian flavour. Or maybe that’s Indian with a blues flavour. 

Harry spent 12 years in India learning the Mohan Veena, a 20 string slide guitar. He has merged the western sounds of the blues with Indian music, hear about his experiences and his personal journey. 

You can find out more about Harry Manx at his website

Hope you enjoy the conversation! And thanks so much for listening to the show. 

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6) The Path Less Travelled – The Journey Of David Francey

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David Francey was born in Scotland but grew up in Canada with his family. He worked as a construction worker for about 20 years and eventually took a trip down the path less travelled and became a folk singer/songwriter. 

Hear his story on this episode of the Stories Of You Podcast. 

The bits of music played were:

Broken Glass – from the Skating Rink album and the Ballad Of Bowser MacRae which is on the Right Of Passage album.

You can find out more about David and his music, life, tours and upcoming gigs and his CDs at his website:

David Francey’s website

Thanks also to Melbourne community radio station 3RRR – this interview was originally aired on the station and they have given me permission to feature it on this podcast. 

Hope you enjoy the episode. As always, please feel free to get in touch and say hi. We have a new voicemail feature on our website where you can record voicemail messages from your computer or mobile device. 

Until the next episode… take care!

Cheers, Glen 

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5) Senior Moments – The Chelsea Computer Users Group

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Sibling duo Carrie & Chris Ewin are out to help senior citizens learn to use technology. From PCs to iPads and everything inbetween. 

Hear their stories and journey as we go inside a computer users group in the south eastern Melbourne suburb of Chelsea. 

Music on this episode was by the great Kevin Macleod. You can find his website here

If you enjoy this episode, please give us a rating and review on iTunes and / or Stitcher.

 

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4) Access Denied – A Journey From India To Australia

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Simran Kaur is a well qualified Social Worker from India. Her moving personal account of the trials faced growing up and being educated in India with low vision are inspirational.

Share in Simran’s confronting difficulties in migrating to Australia; her struggle for permanent residency under Australia’s current discriminatory immigration system for people with disabilities.

This compelling episode highlights the inequity in our migration legislation whereby a person such as Simran is considered a potential liability rather than allowing an applicant to demonstrate their merits and the potential benefits they could bring to our country.

I hope you enjoy this episode of the Stories Of You Podcast. 

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3) Boots ‘n All – Tim’s Journey

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Tim Hulsman is a self taught singer/songwriter with a unique perspective on life. His honest reflections upon his experiences are both personable and gripping.

Tim’s strict religious upbringing, the rejection of his family’s ideal that he should dedicate his career and life to the church and ultimately the rejection of his faith has had a strong and lasting impact upon his life and music.

Tim’s account of his experience during the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami is a powerful story of survival and resiliance. The cathartic influence of music on his own ability to recover from the trauma of the event and help the communities to recover and rebuild is a moving story and well worth a listen. 

The Geoscience Australia report about the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami mentioned in the show is available here.

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2) Interview With A Photographer – Who Has A Guide Dog

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Andrew Follows is a professional photographer with a difference. His vision condition,  retinitis pigmentosa, renders him legally blind. Andrew’s ability to overcome the hurdles presented to him as a blind photographer makes for an engaging, fascinating and inspirational story.

Andrew Follows Website is here | Andrew Follows Facebook Page is here

Music on this episode was by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.

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Thanks again for listening.

Cheers, Glen