Once aware we cannot be unaware

Unconscious bias is not a word I’ve heard until this year, but I’ve experienced it most of my life.   It’s when someone judges you based on your gender, sexuality, age, culture, skin colour, disability, job and the list goes on.  People experience it through other people’s comments, assumptions or actions.  These people are not […]

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by Kylie Elsbury-Dawson, DAA Member I am a proud disabled woman. I have identified as disabled for 18 years and while I sometimes have the odd hiccough, I wouldn’t change me. I have a great life, a supportive family, amazing friends, a gorgeous little girl and a job I love. I am not defined by […]

A look back at International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, CCS Disability Action Northern Region and the Disabled Women’s Forum co-hosted a high tea to celebrate disabled women’s leadership. Guest blogger Pamela Nicholls was there and shares her thoughts… Thank you for the opportunity to attend the International Women’s Day celebration.   We had a very enjoyable time interacting with lots […]

Creating a new language for Deaf and Disabled people

  On 25 November, CCS Disability Action (Northern Region) staff members Pia Jane and Cecelia Waitohi participated in the annual Signs of Professionalism Conference at AUT’s City Campus. Run by the Deaf community, the conference features a line-up of presentations and workshops on various topics.   With support from Disability Action Team Leader Sue Sherrard, Pia and Ceceilia […]