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An Inspired conversation with Hannah Setzer

We’re all different – whether you have disabilities, scars, tattoos, light skin, dark skin and other outward differences or not. The point is that some of our differences are visible, and some are not.   As humans, it’s natural for us to notice our differences, but for those with visible […]

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 Phoukhong Phengsy

Our latest Inspired contributor is Phoukong. This young woman has taken up the challenge of finding employment – not an easy task in a country with limited opportunities for most, and made more challenging when you add disability to the mix. Phoukhong reminds us that, with support anything is possible.  […]

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 PhouthAlee Vongsamai

PhouthAlee Vongsamai is many things – she is a mother, a wife, an employee, a nonprofit business manager, a friend to many, a woman with disability and an advocate for others. She is also proof of what is possible if you have strong, supportive mothers, mentors and role models who […]

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 […]