Judith – different, positive, creative
“I love being different, I’m not the same as anybody else.”
This film is part of our Shared Stories film series.
The films celebrate personal choices in living a good life. Featuring people with disability from all walks of life from right across NSW, each film was a truly collaborative effort between film maker and storyteller.
We hope you enjoy watching these films as much as we do.
Judith: It’s good to be meself. It’s who I am. Different, positive, creative. Because I’m social active as well. I just like getting around. I go to my disability groups, go shopping, go to Newtown as well. I like walking around King Street. I like to go out to cafes. Occasionally, I go get a tattoo and a piercing done. I like being myself, walking around there.
I’m a board member now. I just want to be involved with people with disabilities. Be part of it, to speak out and reach out. I just like going there, I just love it. It’s open, it’s friendly. It’s a group where we meet every third Thursday where we can have our say about anything to do with disability.
I just believe we can all have a go at doing things. It doesn’t matter what disability it is, to have a go.
I love self-advocacy as well, just to make us feel more useful. I don’t want to be dependent on. Every person with disabilities has their rights and has their rights, to have an opinion.
I started to speak out first in 1989, on a telephone call. Whole doors were opened at that time. My life changed forever, was much big relieved. I stopped blaming myself, what happened to me, and it’s not my fault anymore.
I’m included. I don’t have to be in the background anymore and you can’t join in and things like that. You can do anything, including work as well. I like to go to work, get out of bed in the morning to get ready, leave, make some money as well.
I love being different. I’m not the same as everybody else.