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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 6: Growing Bold and Caring for a sibling with a disability
with Cate Campbell

“When we talk about disability, there is so much courage and so much bravery surrounding disability, whether it's the person who's disabled, whether it's the carers, whether it's the physios who work with them or the hospital staff. And I think that the more people you can envelope in that little bubble the better.”

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Episode 5: Growing Bold and Mental Wellbeing
with Patrice O'Brien & Danni Di Toro

"Right now what I'm exploring is being OK with making mistakes, being okay with learning stuff and not getting it right the first time and being okay, exploring the different parts of me and being open to what that might look like."

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Episode 4: Growing Bold with Sexuality
with Andrew Gurza

“I really have crafted my career around telling stories about what it feels like to be disabled because most people don't really understand that part of it. They understand I need to put an elevator in, I need to put a ramp in, but they don't quite get the emotional side of it."

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Episode 3: Growing Bold within the CALD Community
with Isabel Osuna-Gatty

“We need to think differently, we need to change the culture.” Isabel Osuna-Gatty grew up in Venezuela with blindness in one eye and has had to overcome cultural and linguistic differences upon moving to Australia.

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Episode 2: Growing Bold and Entrepreneurship
with Jessie Sadler

“I made the assumption that an online store would be the best option, because people who are less mobile would find it harder to get out into bricks and mortar stores. And so that assumption was not entirely correct.” Hear how Jessie came up with the idea for Christina Stephens.

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Episode 1: Growing Bold and Employment
with Nas Campanella

“There are not a lot of people in the media who have a disability. And I think lots of people were very worried about what that would look like.” Nas talks about growing up vision impaired and how she got to be a Disability Affairs reporter for the ABC.

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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.

Photo credit: Wildflower Portraits

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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 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.

Photo credit: Martine Cotton

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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 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.

Photo credit: Rick Guidotti

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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 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 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.

Photo credit: Women's Weekly

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.”

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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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Season Two
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