11) A Cane Called Wanda – Kitty’s Story

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Kitty Barry shares her honest and uplifting reflections of motherhood (she has twin girls), her achievements and very raw experiences of life as a person with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). She chats about the book she’s written – which is leaving a legacy for her twin girls.  Hope you enjoy this edition of the Stories Of You Podcast.    Check out … Read More

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 … Read More

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 – … Read More

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 … Read More

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 – … Read More

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.  … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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. Stories Of … Read More