Paralympians, musicians, writers, artists, performers. They have the best stories, and I had the great privilege to shepherd a few dozen of them into the wider world recently. I pitched a Story Telling booth the conference committee of the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability. Their tagline is ‘research to practice’ and they involve people with lived experience of intellectual disability in research as much as is possible.
I focused on Self Advocates, but the amazing Sophia Tipping gathered vox pops, and talked to keynote speakers. It will all be going into the ASID podcast (subscribe anywhere you find good podcasts).
It was a lot of work, but very good fun, the ASID board were super supportive and I would do it again at the drop of a hat.
Who has stories that you are not listening to?