Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week 2022

It’s Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week in Australia, and SCIA is celebrating it by telling people we are more than our disability.

I Am More Than My Disability

We’ve been sharing stories from people in our community on our social media and on our podcast, Have The Nerve. In Episode 19, Emily Bray is a mother, wife, social worker and researcher FIRST.

We talk about the language of disability and subconscious bias. What happens if you don’t want to be an athlete? Well… nothing, you just live a regular life. But why does it seem too hard for the broader community to grasp?

We cover so many things awareness days, disability only events, being congratulated for just living and existing, the difficulty of finding friends, the difficulty in finding work, so many things when people don’t look beyond and consider the person first.

Listen to this episode below on Spotify or find us wherever you stream podcasts.

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