DiVine is an exciting, fun and innovative website written by and for people with a disability. Here you can read more about our regular writers.
At school I found writing both stimulating and rewarding. In 1985 I became a qualified fitter and machinist. When the internet came along, it gave me the opportunity to write again. From my early childhood I have also always been a keen sportsperson. I have recently begun to play tennis again after becoming an amputee.
My career has included many pioneering roles, including publishing arts, entertainment, lifestyle and tourism magazines. My work in print media has also included suburban newspapers and trade magazines. I have also worked for the New South Wales government, establishing a media and communications unit and helping set up a regional office focusing on social equity, industry development and environmental issues.
I have a mild case of cerebral palsy, but I'm a very keen writer. At 16, I self-published my own book about living with a disability. Now I want to become a journalist. I have completed work experience at different newspapers around Victoria. I have also worked for the Victorian Government's Youth Central website as a roving reporter.
I completed a Bachelor of Social Work in 1999 and now work at Yooralla as an advocate and coordinator of a peer support program. Having developed a disability through a chronic illness I have discovered the disability community and am a co-host on the Boldness on 3CR. I am also an avid blogger where I share my story.