The Lives We Lead is a social media project to influence the community to better understand the contributions that people with disability are making economically, socially, culturally and politically.

The project captures up to twenty video and photo stories of people with disability going about their lives achieving ordinary and extraordinary things.

A reference group of people with disability use a co-design approach to curate their stories.


“Great stories happen to those who can tell them.”

Ira Glass, author, journalist, host of This American Life


Dive in.  Enjoy.  Be provoked.  Get thoughtful.  Share these stories.  Start a conversation.


Facebook – @thelivesweleadstories

Instagram – @theliveswelead_

Twitter – @theliveswelead_

Laura’s Photo Story

When it comes to my advocacy and educating about Deaf culture, our history, our language, I believe in compassion first of all.

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Laura’s Video Story

If you give to a community, the community gives back.

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Kathryn’s Photo Story

Movement has always been important for me.

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Kathryn’s Video Story

I have learnt to stand up against people who had low expectations of me.

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Nang’s Video Story

My achievement is that anything I do, I give it 100% focus.

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Nang’s Photo Story

I never throw in the towel until I’m satisfied or I’ve lost interest.

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Image is of Grace

Grace’s Photo Story

I love performing and I like to make people feel good.

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The image is of Grace - to represent the page's video story is of Grace

Grace’s Video Story

I’m a performer. I love the arts.

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This project is a partnership of

Logo for Women with Disabilities
Logo for Youth Disability Advocacy Network Inc
Logo for WA's Individualised Services
Logo for People With disabilities (WA)
This project is an NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) initiative and supported by the Department of Communities (Disability Services).
Logo for Disability WA Resources link