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Uplifting conversations with people of different abilities, who are living healthy, socially connected and fulfilling lives.

The Grow Bold with Disability podcast by Feros Care is a place where we discuss the taboo, the uncomfortable and funny side of living with disability. You will hear uplifting stories of people overcoming adversity, along with educational and informative episodes about the disability sector.

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Episode 20: Growing Bold and Technology
with Rohan O'Reilly

Hear how Rohan is thinking outside the box and using technologies, once only used by gamers, to help people with brain injuries, stroke & spinal cord injuries.

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Episode 19: Growing Bold and Disability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands Communities
with Dr Scott Avery

“It goes, right footprint, right footprint, right footprint. There's no corresponding left footprint and the Aboriginal Elders out at Lake Mongo said it's actually a one-legged man on a hunt.” Scott Avery talks about disability within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands communities.

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Episode 18: Growing Bold and Friendships through Motherhood
with Too Peas in a Podcast

“I just was sad. I was sad for my girls having to suffer.” Find out exactly how best friends Kate and Mandy of Too Peas in a Podcast came to host a hugely successful podcast and why people love to listen to them.

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Episode 17: Growing Bold and the Carer Relationship
with Tristram Peters & Dan Conaghan

"Tris accidentally drives over the guys ankle." Co-host Tristram Peters and his carer Dan talk with Pete about the Carer Relationship and share some of their funniest stories.

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Episode 16: Growing Bold and a Sporting Dream
with Adam Hills

"Tell us how a little Tweet changed everything for you!" Adam Hills talks about "that Tweet", his PD Rugby League team, his new doco "The Last Leg", and his dream to play for the Rabbitohs.

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Episode 15: Growing Bold and Overcoming Adversity
with Professor Munjed Al Muderis

"It is creating what's very similar to Terminator or Robo Cop". Professor Al Muderis talks about his game changing Osseointegration surgery.

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Episode 14: Growing Bold and Changing Attitudes
with Jodi Rodgers

"If you can't walk, obviously you're not sexual." Jodi talks about the struggles that people with disabilities face when it comes to sexuality and stereotypes.

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Episode 13: Growing Bold with Multiple Sclerosis
with Tim Ferguson

"It’s nobody’s bloody business what’s wrong with me." Tim Ferguson talks about MS and how comedy helps change attitudes to disability.

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Episode 12: Growing Bold and Gender and Disability Discrimination
with Sue Salthouse

"It’s really hard to get a job for some of us even though we’re super qualified." Sue talks about changing how society relates to disability.

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Episode 11: Growing Bold and Sexual Relationships
with Alicia Melita

"I kind of fell into it." The conversations which led a sexual relationship education coordinator onto the path of helping people with disability achieve sexual satisfaction.

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Episode 10: Growing Bold and Cystic Fibrosis
with Reggie Bird

"I'm just like, what the hell?" How a letter delivering a shock diagnosis for son, Lucas, rocked the world of former Big Brother favourite, Reggie Bird.

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Episode 9: Growing Bold in a World of Domestic Violence
with Karni Liddell

"Why can't I be a social worker or a lawyer or a journo just because I'm missing some muscles." Karni talks about how we can become a more inclusive society.

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Episode 8: Growing Bold and Autism
with Chloe Maxwell

"He wasn't hitting the regular milestones." How Chloe Maxwell started her charity 4 ASD Kids to help other parents who have children with Autism.

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Episode 7: Growing Bold using Virtual Reality
with Angus McConnel

"In ten years, mate, I’ll be walking." Angus McConnel talks about alternative therapies, neuroscience and the use of Virtual Reality in his quest to walk again.
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Episode 6: Growing Bold while Parenting with a Disability
with Eliza Hull

"Medical professionals were quick to question my ability to parent." Eliza talks about becoming a parent and the discrimination towards parents with disabilities.
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Episode 5: Growing Bold and Looking Different
with Carly Findlay

"I had to keep that really secret." Carly is a writer and appearance activist with a skin condition called Ichthyosis. In this episode she talks about her most exciting projects.

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Episode 4: Growing Bold and Finding Independence
with Perry Cross & Tom Ray

"You know, it's just life changing stuff." Perry Cross raises funds to find a cure for paralysis caused by spinal injuries. Discover more about his new life changing initiative with good mate Tom Ray.

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Episode 3: Growing Bold with Art
with Priscilla Sutton

"We were honestly, the two happiest people ever in a funeral home." You won't believe where the inspiration for her world famous exhibition "Spare Parts" came from.

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Episode 2: Growing Bold and Falling in Love
with Barney & Kada Miller

"I knew I just had to spend more time with this girl." Pete and Tristram talk with Barney and Kada about how a chance meeting at a bar led to a beautiful love story.

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Episode 1: Growing Bold and Down Sydrome
with Rosanne Stuart

"It was like an epiphany. I thought, Oh My God.." Madeline Stuart is the world's most famous supermodel with Down Syndrome. Mom Rosanne talks about Madeline's rise to fame.

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About the podcast

The Grow Bold with Disability podcast focuses on uplifting conversation, motivational stories and building inclusive communities.

This is a pilot series of 12 episodes which will be published weekly on a Wednesday starting the 12th March. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

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Hosted by Pete Timbs

Pete Timbs is a TV, radio and magazine journalist. Pete has been working in TV, radio and magazines since 2001 and has interviewed hundreds of people. He brings a sympathetic ear, understands people and can finesse the best stories and memories. Pete has recently launched and hosted an interview-centric podcast for Who Magazine: ‘Who are you with Pete Timbs’, which reached number one in its category on iTunes.

Email: [email protected]
Website: www.blackmeoutproductions.com.au

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Guest co-host Tristram Peters

Tristram Peters is a writer, editor, and disability advocate with a keen passion for sport. He recently represented Australia at the Powerchair Football World Cup and sits on the sport’s executive board for the Asia Pacific Oceania zone. He's also the Community Engagement Manager at Clickability, an online directory which helps people with disabilities find and review their supports.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tristrampeters/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tristram.peters
Website: clickability.com.au

About Clickability

Clickability is a unique disability service directory, where people with disabilities, carers and referrers (e.g. support coordinators) not only search for new services, but also rate and review ones they've used.

Using the directory, people with disability can make an informed choice as they try to find a service that suits their needs.

Visit www.clickability.com.au to explore services, leave a review, or read our blog. You can also contact the team at Clickability 1800 414 616 or [email protected].

Feros Care

Feros Care is a market leading, multi-award winning, not-for-profit organisation. We provide aged care services and support to people living with a disability in five states across Australia. Feros Care is an NDIS Partner delivering Local Area Coordination services in Queensland, South Australia and Australian Capital Territory. To find out more about our Local Area Coordination services click here.


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