Centring Lived Experience of Women with Disabilities
The Experts Group
At the heart of the Margins to the Mainstream Project are the women with lived experience of disability who are members of the Project Experts Group.
The members are resident in the eastern metro region and identify as women with disabilities. They include women with neurodivergence, mental health conditions and chronic health conditions.
Ten women with disabilities from the EMR joined the group in late 2020 and took part in a range of skills developments activities, together with reflection and sharing about their lived experiences to strengthen their roles as experts in the project’s other activities.
Since then, the Experts Group have worked closely together to develop key messages, social media campaign resources, videos and other resources (access here), as well as speaking at TFER and other events.