Link June 2018 Volume 27 Issue 3 - Page 4

Publisher Blend Creative ISSN 1447–2023 Editorial Editor Kelly Stone editor@linkonline.com.au Design Jarren Gallway Digital Blend Creative Contributors Carole Lander, Anthea Skinner, Craig Sheather, Phillip Chalker, James Diack Cover photograph by Grace Murphy Advertising Michelle Stevens advertising@linkonline.com.au Phone 08 7325 3209 Mobile 0419 822 717 Subscriptions subs@linkonline.com.au Phone 08 7325 3200 Print/Supporter Graphic Print Group Enquiries Blend Creative Phone 08 7325 3200 Email admin@blendcreative.com.au from the editor W elcome to the June 2018 edition of Link protection researchers, Professor magazine, where our Leah Bromfield, talks about suddenly common theme is ability. From our cover story featuring the inclusive travel, to our profile stories faced, and some incredible support on inspirational women Rachel Capps she received. She shares how she and Leah Bromfield, there’s a strong became “more, not less” because of message that variation in human her disability. ability is ordinary not special – and We also talk inclusion with award- that everyone has something to winning actor, filmmaker and dancer contribute. with disability Daniel Monks, who Scott Crowley, who competed in led the ‘Evolution to Inclusion’ float paratriathlon in the recent Gold Coast in the 40th annual Sydney Gay and Commonwealth Games, and his Lesbian Mardi Gras. Daniel speaks wife Clair share how their own travel candidly about his hopes that future experiences led them to establishing generations of children with disability a website called 'The Good Scout' for and LGBTQIA children “know that travellers of varying ability. They are they are not lesser” and that they passionate about making sure no-one “feel seen”. We meet western-Sydney woman Like us on Facebook /linkdisabilitymagazine Rachel Capps who was a busy www.blendcreative.com.au she suffered a brainstem stroke and from the editor eye … the emotions she went through, the subtle discrimination she travel experiences in Australia. 4 losing her vision in her only sighted Crowley family who are champions for is missing out when it comes to great All material appearing in Link Disability Magazine is copyright unless otherwise stated or it may rest with the provider of the supplied material. Please contact the editor for permission to reprint content. Link Disablity Magazine takes all care to ensure information is correct at the time of printing, but the publisher accepts no responsibiltiy or liability for the accuracy of any information contained in the text of advertisement. Views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher or editor. One of Australia’s leading child From the team here at Link, we hope you enjoy reading this edition and be sure to send us your comments via email or Facebook. lawyer and mother-of-three when was left in a ‘locked-in’ state. She has shared her story of ongoing recovery in her book Spades of Determination: A Locked-In Journey, which she wrote on her iPad using Kelly Stone just one finger. linkonline.com.au