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Inclusive cities: nothing about us with us

Nothing about us with us. That was the overwhelming message from the Melbourne Disability Institute's recent collaboration with the City of Melbourne. The project, which aims to inform the City of Melbourne's updated Disability Action Plan, enlisted people with...

Spaced: The Waiting Room Arts Company

A combination of visual art and spoken word poetry, Spaced is a collaboration between the Emerging Writers Festival and The Waiting Room Arts Company. Spaced will feature in this year's festival. The collaboration will see artists Maja Amanita, Amy...

Simple ways to get moving

Doing even a little bit of exercise can be great for your physical and mental health. Exercise increases the production of endorphins, the feel-good hormones that can not only reduce our perception of pain but can also produce a positive feeling. But exercise doesn’t...

Hitting the town: tips for a great night out

We’ve all done it: made up an excuse or convinced ourselves not to go out. Maybe it was a colleague’s party, a drink with old schoolmates or coffee with Aunt Mavis. And maybe you’ve come up with creative reasons, telling yourself ‘it might rain’, ‘they won’t notice if...

Weave Movement Theatre: weaving a new direction

In May, Weave Movement Theatre performed at the ButohOut! Festival at Abbotsford Convent. Co-founded by Janice Florence, Weave is one of the only disability-led dance and physical theatre companies in Australia. This year marks twenty-two years of performances. It’s a...

Could you be suffering from malnutrition?

The global obesity epidemic receives a lot of attention. We’ve all heard about the health consequences of an expanding waist line. At the other end of the nutrition spectrum, there is another concern that receives much less media coverage. Malnutrition often brings to...

5 podcasts about disability

Looking for something new to listen to? Reviews of 'disability products', conversations about accessibility, relationships and finding work alongside interviews with activists and advocates: from the serious to the hilarious, these five disability podcasts cover it...

Getting the ball rolling: Q&A with Rosie Jenes

Radio host, podcaster and footballer. Rosie Jenes does it all. On the eve of her second season in the Robert Rose Victorian Wheelchair Football League, Inform caught up with Rosie to find out what inspired her to pick up a footy and her advice for anyone thinking...

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