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“I see the judgement of my body in the eyes of an onlooker and it is an honesty filter. People reveal their true selves at this moment,” she said. “Some people show me that they are limited, prejudiced and body-fascists. Some show me they “When people reject us because of their own limited ideas, they push us closer towards the right people. Those who will say ‘yes’. Those who get us. Those awesome individuals are always just a bit further along the path.” are adaptive, open-minded and revolutionary. “I’m auditioning them as much as they are auditioning me. “When people reject us because of encouraged by a lack of honest and demystify people with disability representation in the media and arts. for the decision makers. I don’t care if When asked what she would like to see happen in terms of boosting people would think it was tokenism; it would be a start. “It would force major renovations their own limited ideas, they push us inclusion, she said her list was closer towards the right people. Those “endless” but that she would start to political buildings and spaces too. who will say ‘yes’. Those who get us. at the top. All political events would legally have Those awesome individuals are always just a bit further along the path.” Kiruna believes ignorance and inappropriate behaviour has been linkonline.com.au “I want every politician to have to be Auslan interpreted and held at least one person with disability in accessible spaces. Let’s start by working in their office,” she said. making democracy accessible!” “This would start to create change www.kirunastamell.net interview 23