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ABC’s Stella Young in conversation with Geraldine Mellet

February 29, 2012

ABC’s Stella Young in conversation with Geraldine Mellet

“Writer. Comedian. Knitter. Crip. These are my opinions. If you don’t like them, I have others.” Stella Young on Twitter

Women in Media invites you to meet Stella Young, the woman who is as funny and fearless as her Twitter feeds.

Media commentator, journalist and on-line editor of ABC’s Ramp-up website, Stella is also host of Australia’s first disability culture program.

Stella will talk frankly with Geraldine Mellet, popular broadcaster and State Coordinator of the Every Australian Counts campaign, about how we cover disability-related issues.

Do we ever get it right? Do we tend to box four million Australians with a disability into the same stereotype? How do we get it right?

“Disability informs almost every part of my life,” says Stella.

“It’s certainly a great deal more important to me than my religion or whether or not I caught a tram, ferry or bus to work. Oh, hang on…Only one of those forms of transport has reliable wheelchair access, so I guess that means my disability informs my travel choices too.”

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