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Stories Of You Podcast
22 minutes | Oct 5, 2017
11) A Cane Called Wanda - Kitty's Story
Kitty Barry shares her honest and uplifting reflections of motherhood (she has twin girls), her achievements and very raw experiences of life as a person with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). She chats about the book she's written - which is leaving a legacy for her twin girls. Hope you enjoy this edition of the Stories Of You Podcast.
20 minutes | Jun 24, 2017
10) About Olivia
This story is about Olivia Penna. Olivia was diagnosed with Stargardt disease at the age of 14. She talks about school. We hear how her family came to terms with her vision impairment. She tells us about university. She talks about raising her daughter Lulu. She's had some great experiences. She's also had some challenges. Tune in to episode 10 of the Stories Of You Podcast - About Olivia. Our definition of Stargardts used in the episode was taken from the National Eye Institute website: https://nei.nih.gov/health/stargardt/star_facts
18 minutes | May 28, 2017
9) The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune - Geoff's Story
Geoff is an Educational Psychologist. His story is about his parents and the challenges they had while growing up. It also tells the story of Geoff, why he became a psychologist and how he came to work with students who are vision impaired. Geoff's story of personal challenges, resilience and his passion to guide others makes for an engaging story. If you enjoy the episode, would you mind popping over to the iTunes Store or Podcasts app and giving the show a rating and review. Also, during the episode, there is a reference to statistics on bullying of school students. If you would like more information on the research quoted, you can find it here: https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/children-who-bully-school/understanding-school-bullying You can find Stories of You on Facebook and Twitter. Twitter: http://twitter.com/soypodcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/storiesofyoupodcast The show website is: http://storiesofyoupodcast.com if you'd like to say hi!
15 minutes | May 3, 2017
8) The Fashion-Eyesta
Fashioneyesta is a blog, a YouTube channel and a podcast that aim to challenge myths and stereotypes about fashion and disability. In episode 8 of the Stories Of You Podcast - we chat to Emily Davison - about her own experiences of disability and her love for fashion, style and disability. You can check out Emily’s blog here: www.fashioneyesta.com - there’s links there to her podcast and YouTube channel. She’s also on social media as well: Twitter: @fashioneyesta Facebook: www.facebook.com/fashioneyesta
11 minutes | Sep 18, 2015
7) Harry Manx - The Indian Blues
Canadian singer/songwriter Harry Manx is the focus of episode 7 of the Stories Of You Podcast. He discusses his music - blues with an Indian flavour. Or maybe that's Indian with a blues flavour. Harry spent 12 years in India learning the Mohan Veena, a 20 string slide guitar. He has merged the western sounds of the blues with Indian music, hear about his experiences and his personal journey. You can find out more about Harry Manx at his website. Hope you enjoy the conversation! And thanks so much for listening to the show.
9 minutes | Sep 4, 2015
6) The Path Less Travelled - The Journey Of David Francey
David Francey was born in Scotland but grew up in Canada with his family. He worked as a construction worker for about 20 years and eventually took a trip down the path less travelled and became a folk singer/songwriter. Hear his story on this episode of the Stories Of You Podcast. The bits of music played were: Broken Glass - from the Skating Rink album and the Ballad Of Bowser MacRae which is on the Right Of Passage album. You can find out more about David and his music, life, tours and upcoming gigs and his CDs at his website: David Francey's website Thanks also to Melbourne community radio station 3RRR - this interview was originally aired on the station and they have given me permission to feature it on this podcast. Hope you enjoy the episode. As always, please feel free to get in touch and say hi. We have a new voicemail feature on our website where you can record voicemail messages from your computer or mobile device. Until the next episode... take care! Cheers, Glen
11 minutes | Aug 15, 2015
5) Senior Moments - The Chelsea Computer Users Group
Sibling duo Carrie & Chris Ewin are out to help senior citizens learn to use technology. From PCs to iPads and everything inbetween. Hear their stories and journey as we go inside a computer users group in the south eastern Melbourne suburb of Chelsea. Music on this episode was by the great Kevin Macleod. You can find his website here. If you enjoy this episode, please give us a rating and review on iTunes and / or Stitcher.
20 minutes | Aug 1, 2015
4) Access Denied - A Journey From India To Australia
Simran Kaur is a well qualified Social Worker from India. Her moving personal account of the trials faced growing up and being educated in India with low vision are inspirational. Share in Simran’s confronting difficulties in migrating to Australia; her struggle for permanent residency under Australia’s current discriminatory immigration system for people with disabilities. This compelling episode highlights the inequity in our migration legislation whereby a person such as Simran is considered a potential liability rather than allowing an applicant to demonstrate their merits and the potential benefits they could bring to our country. I hope you enjoy this episode of the Stories Of You Podcast. You can now find the show on iTunes and Stiticher. And if you'd like to get in touch, why not LIKE the show on Facebook and follow me on Twitter
18 minutes | Jul 18, 2015
3) Boots 'n All - Tim's Journey
Tim Hulsman is a self taught singer/songwriter with a unique perspective on life. His honest reflections upon his experiences are both personable and gripping. Tim’s strict religious upbringing, the rejection of his family’s ideal that he should dedicate his career and life to the church and ultimately the rejection of his faith has had a strong and lasting impact upon his life and music. Tim’s account of his experience during the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami is a powerful story of survival and resiliance. The cathartic influence of music on his own ability to recover from the trauma of the event and help the communities to recover and rebuild is a moving story and well worth a listen. Tim's website is here: http://timhulsman.com/ The Geoscience Australia report about the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami mentioned in the show is available here. Connect with the show via Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for listening.
17 minutes | Jul 3, 2015
2) Interview With A Photographer - Who Has A Guide Dog
Andrew Follows is a professional photographer with a difference. His vision condition, retinitis pigmentosa, renders him legally blind. Andrew's ability to overcome the hurdles presented to him as a blind photographer makes for an engaging, fascinating and inspirational story. Andrew Follows Website is here | Andrew Follows Facebook Page is here Music on this episode was by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech. Stories Of You is now on iTunes and on Stitcher, TuneIn Radio and (if that's not enough) SoundCloud You can LIKE the Facebook Page and/or connect via Twitter If you can give us a rating and review on iTunes - that really helps. You can subscribe there too. If you want! :) Thanks again for listening. Cheers, Glen
25 minutes | Jun 19, 2015
1) Meet Dorothy Hamilton - The Piano Woman
Dorothy Hamilton was the first blind woman in the southern hemosphere to obtain a Music degree, she worked as a music teacher at an all-girls school in Melbourne, raised four children and set up a Braille Music Camp (which in 2015 celebrated its 30th year). The first episode of Stories Of You captures the story of Dorothy Hamilton. Her life, her personal journey. The documentary also features Garry Stinchcombe, who worked with Dorothy for 20 years as a teacher. Garry is totally blind himself and recounts what it has been like to know and work with her. Jordie Howell is also on this show, Jordie was a former student of Dorothy's and also worked with her as a teacher as well. You can find out more about the podcast at the Stories Of You Podcast website. All the piano playing was performed by Dorothy. And the music at the end can be found here: birocratic.bandcamp.com Please check us out on Facebook at: facebook.com/storiesofyoupodcast. And on Twitter too: twitter.com/SOYPodcast All 'follows' and 'likes' are greatly appreciated!
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