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Posted: Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Media Representation – Me Before You

A young women in a blue dress sits on a man's lap smiling at him. Her left arm wraps around him with her hand resting on the back of his wheelchair. The young man wearing brown suit smiles at her.

Earlier this year, Me Before You was released in cinemas. The film, based on JoJo Moyes’ 2012 best-selling book, explores the decision of a man who wants to end a life because of a severe disability. Will Traynor (played by Sam Claflin), who became a quadriplegic in a pedestrian accident,...

Posted: Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Jo Verrent hits Adelaide

A group of people talking following Jo's Adelaide forum.

UK disabled artist and producer battled a wet and chilly night in Adelaide to where her thoughts  on the opportunity to everyone that diversity can offer, as Jo says "it's delicious, not divergent". [caption id="attachment_3761" align="alignnone" width="600"] Jo Verrent speaks with audience members following her forum in Adelaide.[/caption] In Adelaide...

Posted: Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Leadership and diversity – Challenging Assumptions

A photograph of Jo Verrent delivering a presentation.

Guest Blogger: Mowenna Collett In Australia there are often discussion about the lack of diversity in leadership positions across the country. There are several groups that are generally underrepresented and solutions often turn to setting targets or quotas to increase under-represented groups. One such group that would benefit from being prioritised, not to...