July 19th was scheduled to be the biggest day of my career as a public speaker. Speaking in Parliament wasn’t only going to be a massive challenge, but something that I also felt was a huge opportunity for the disability sector. It’s not often that disability and politics get in the same room together, and it’s even more rare that a person living with a disability gets to speak about the issues that matter to them.
As I announced yesterday on Facebook, this opportunity has fallen by the wayside. While I understand that in politics things can change very quickly, and that nothing is ever 100% set in stone, I do feel very frustrated at the late notice and the way in which this was handled. Continue reading PERSONAL: Onward & Upwards