Inspired Stories

An Inspired Conversation with Mimi Phommachanh

Deafness is an invisible disability, which has can create a range of issues when navigating the world,  different issues to ones faced by those of us who have more obvious disabilities.  Often there are no visible signs that a person who is deaf has disability, no white cane, no wheelchair. […]

An Inspired conversation with Latsami Vithaya (Mee)

Weightlifting, women  and wheelchair users are not often things that go together. Not so for Mee Vithaya, whose love of her sport and her resolve to follow her passion has led her to combining this unique set of attributes.   Mee’s world is one in which she is pushing many […]

An Inspired conversation with Senglavy Phanongsith (Noy)

What is life like when you are a woman with disability living in Laos? Inspired stories about everyday women with disabilities leading everyday lives, give us an opportunity to meet women from all over the world, learn more about them and share a slice of everyday life from their unique […]

Life with a difference in Laos

Life with a difference in Laos In 2017, I was privileged to be part of an Australian volunteer’s project with three other Australian women. We were lucky enough to work with host disability organisations, the Laos Disabled Women’s Development Centre, and Laos Disabled People’s Association, in Vientiane, Laos.   Sharing […]

An Inspired Conversation with Fatine Oliveira

“Anyway, I am a woman, and this is enough.” Powerful words from our latest Inspired storyteller, Fatine Oliveira who has given us insight into her journey as a woman with disability. Inspired stories have the power to resonate with all women across the world, across many languages and cultures. As […]

An Inspired conversation with Reveca Torres

When you think of yoga, what images spring to mind? Lithe supple Swami’s doing headstands and downward dog? People forming the lotus position, stretching salutations to the sun, or literally bending over backwards? Yoga is not something I would have usually associated with disability but knowing Reveca Torres has changed […]

An Inspired conversation with Kerryn Harvey

When you hear the words flesh eating virus, does it conjure up images of exotic locations around the world far removed from where we live? Do you wonder what type of people can get infected with a flesh-eating bug? It turns out, ordinary people like you, me and Kerryn Harvey. […]

A personal message from Samille

When I last emailed you all, I was at a crossroads. I felt I’d given my all to Inspired – bringing you Inspired stories via the website and magazine. But I was unable to make it sustainable as a business. At the time I felt crushed. I really felt like […]

Wildlife warrior dedicates his life to animals

British man Leo Biddle has dedicated his life to saving wildlife in Malaysia’s Sarawak region on the island of Borneo. Despite the many sacrifices he has made, and frustration at the ongoing crisis facing wildlife, he finds he can’t give up on the creatures that have captured his heart.

Offering hope through education in remote Pakistan

A photographic assignment to Pakistan saw Australian-based photographer Andrea Francolini fall in love with the place and its people. Yearning to help the people who’d welcomed him into their homes, Andrea went on to launch My First School Pakistan to improve schooling in one particularly remote and mountainous region.

Rescuing Egypt’s abused horses

Australian woman Jill Barton was so distressed by the sight of sick and dying horses and donkeys in Egypt that she returned to open a charity to help. Egypt Equine Aid offers free veterinary treatment to abused horses and donkeys, providing a new chance at life for creatures otherwise destined to suffer painful deaths.

Entrepreneur ignites dreams for disadvantaged youths

Australian entrepreneur Liz Volpe is driven by the belief that the pursuit of our dreams can positively affect change world change. Which is why, through Project Gen Z, she is helping disadvantaged young people in Cambodia, Australia and Thailand, to learn the entrepreneurial skills they need to unleash their own dreams on the world.