It’s real now! So proud to be standing for a party that is all about change and creating opportunity and equality for all.
During the repeal campaign and afterward, I realised I do have a lot to offer the world.
I know what it is like depending on the social welfare system.
I know what it’s like to wonder if you’ll ever own your own home and fear that the home you live in might be the death of you or leave you permanently wheelchair bound.
I know what it’s like waiting for services for both you and your children. Services that are vital to living as normal as a life as possible.
I know what it’s like waiting years for healthcare and nothing changes for the better. I know that not having insurance means you’re put to the back of the queue despite needing urgent care.
I know what it’s like to not have someone who represents you or your community.
I know how hard it is to wait to be listened to. To wait for things to get better.
I’m a firm believer if you want something done, you gotta get involved and do it yourself (if you can). If you told me two years ago that I’d be standing for election, I probably wouldn’t have believed you.
I’ve since learned that standing up for what you believe in doesn’t mean you have to risk your health, sacrifice time with family or compromise on your values.
Women and particularly women with disabilities need to be represented in politics. We know what needs to change.
Blog post about how I got to this point will be posted soon. ❤
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