Personal Life

An Inspired conversation with Fiona Donaldson

At the ripe old age of 19, Fiona Donaldson had to deal with being misunderstood and misdiagnosed when she was struck very suddenly with the symptoms of what was finally diagnosed as Transverse Myelitis. After rehabilitation, and in the process of adjusting to her “new” world, Fiona was able to […]

An Inspired Conversation with Ariana Garcia

This edition of Inspired has struck a chord with me, far beyond what I had imagined when I first made contact with Ariana Garcia through social media. In bringing her story to you, I make no apologies for the seriousness of my words of introduction.  In days gone by, issues […]

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An Inspired Conversation with Marina Nakhla

Marina has always loved science. Her long-term goal is to earn a Ph.D., so she can work as a clinical psychologist and continue conducting research in neuropsychology. Marina is using her ability and curiosity to challenge stereotypes, not only of women in science, but of women with disabilities in this […]

An Inspired conversation with Ariana Covarrubias

Our skin is a big deal – literally. It’s the largest organ in the body, has a surface area of around 2 square metres and is one of the most complicated organs we have. The skin is our body’s coat. It protects us and we probably all take this amazing […]

An Inspired conversation with Tali Maron

It is heartening to know that much is being done to create a world where women of any age, size, race and ability can be fit, strong and love their bodies. How then do you deal with discovering that your body that doesn’t want to play the game, and step up to the challenges of a diagnosis with no treatments and no cure?

An Inspired conversation with Daengmani Sibounheung

Globally, the statistics tell us that over 1 billion people live with a disability, and 80% of them live in a developing country. The cycle of poverty and disability can only be broken if the rights and needs of people with disabilities are addressed. I am so happy to know […]

An Inspired conversation with Done Sayachack

Did you know that Laos is home to many rare and unique and exotic animals including tigers, black bears, elephants, deer, dolphins, gibbons, giant catfish and crocodiles?  What you may not know is that Laos is also home to some of the most dangerous snakes in the world. Done Sayachak […]

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 […]

A welcome message from Chris

Hi. Nice to meet you! I’m Chris, wheelchair user, mother, drinker of gin, lover of all thing sweet and salty, adventurer, and cat lover. I live in Geraldton, Western Australia with my husband Zane, a deep thinker, recreational cyclist and all-round good guy. I have always been a “glass half […]

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 […]