25 episodes

A mix of first person stories, discussions and explorations of issues relevant to the disability community.

The Purple Orange Podcast JFA Purple Orange

    • Society & Culture

A mix of first person stories, discussions and explorations of issues relevant to the disability community.

    S2E1: Freedom means a good life

    S2E1: Freedom means a good life

    To kick off season 2, we have a powerful story centred on home.
     
    Imagine living in a home that feels more like a prison.
     


    You live without any choice or control over what your day looks like.
     


    How would you feel? How would you act?
     


    Find out in Episode one Season 2 of the Purple Orange Podcast, which takes us on an incredible journey of darkness to light, in which Tim leaves his group home, and regains control over his life.

     
     

    • 19 min
    Have you thought about a mainstream school?

    Have you thought about a mainstream school?

    "Have you thought about a mainstream school?" touches on inclusive education and how it benefits both people with disability and the schooling community as a whole.

     


    Join Michaela as she talks about their family's journey to finding an inclusive mainstream school for her child, Harry.
     
    Click here to download and read the transcript of Have you thought about a mainstream school.

    • 20 min
    The journey to self-acceptance

    The journey to self-acceptance

    What happens for someone who acquires their disability?
     


    Join Lauren as she takes us on her journey of self-discovery after acquiring disability, how it completely changed the trajectory of her life, and how re-understanding who she was compared to who she is now has helped reform and reignite her purpose and passion.

     
    Click here to download and read the transcript of The journey to self-acceptance.

    • 16 min
    SKILL Special Edition Episode: Choose your own adventure - Achieving your dream of learning to drive

    SKILL Special Edition Episode: Choose your own adventure - Achieving your dream of learning to drive

    Years ago, Andrew Gibson embarked on a journey of learning to drive after experiencing brain injury. This led to regained confidence, independence, and access to social and employment opportunities. In short, it was life-changing.
    Today, Andrew is the Project Leader for SKILL, an individual capacity building project, and in this special edition podcast episode, he talks to Brad Williams, from Williams OT, about turning your dream of learning to drive into an actionable plan for living life the way you want. 
    Click here to access the transcript for the episode.

    • 30 min
    The burden of low expectations: Challenging disability stigma across cultures

    The burden of low expectations: Challenging disability stigma across cultures

    Have you thought about how other countries and cultures view disability?
    Esther takes us through her journey of battling cultural stigma around disability in Sudan, Uganda and Australia and the challenges of migrating to a new country and forging her path as a woman with disability from a linguistically diverse background!
     
    Click here to download and read the transcript of The burden of low expectations: Challenging disability stigma across cultures.

    • 17 min
    Rethinking the ideal parent

    Rethinking the ideal parent

    Join Mike and Lucilla, and Mikaila and Ivy as they talk about parenting with a disability, the challenges and solutions they overcame as a family, and how it’s changed their lives for the better.
     
    Click here to download and read the transcript of Rethinking the ideal parent.

    • 16 min

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