Visibility Podcast

A space for people with intellectual disability to share their stories

Visibility is a space for people with intellectual disability to share their stories, have a voice and be heard. We want to build a more understanding and inclusive society in Australia and the world.

We will talk every month to a person with intellectual disability. Together we will explore some of the important issues like relationships, health, the NDIS and more. In these discussions we will look at the challenges facing people with intellectual disability as well as sharing the successes, joys, interests, journeys and life insights of the people we talk to. We hope to reveal not only the things that make us all unique, but also the things that we all share and that unite us.

With a few episodes already available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts and a lot more coming up, we hope you will enjoy them all. If you like what you hear, please rate and review the podcast in iTunes under the ‘Ratings & Reviews’ section or share with friends.

Podcast episodes

  • RELATIONSHIP SERIES  – Dating apps, chats and mishaps 

    “…you just gotta pick what you want in your date. If you’re into hiking, horse riding, bushwalking, anything. But like I said, get to know the person more before you go on a date.” Ella

  • RELATIONSHIP SERIES  – Being a parent, a child, a family

    “I was looking forward to being a Mum. Because I was pretty confident I’d be a good Mum. Judith 

  • RELATIONSHIP SERIES  – Opening the door on sexual relationships

    “I have had support workers try to stop me from doing both sexual and non-sexual activities simply because those activities were against their personal beliefs. ” Jonathan

  • RELATIONSHIP SERIES  – Shopping, showers and sharing time

    “…I just ask them icebreaking questions and what I’ve found before is you need to be less awkward, I like to pump some music into my shower so I will say ‘All right, I can do my time, bring my phone with my little speaker and we’ll just play some music’…” Jack

  • RELATIONSHIP SERIES  – Out, proud and included

    I just thought it’s about time that I stood up for myself and I just do it for myself and brought it out into the community. Saying “Hey look yes there are people with disabilities in the community and yes we do have a sexual choice and a preference”  Cameron

  • A special podcast episode to support you during COVID

    Our anchor exercise can help you feel calm.

    You can use it if you feel scared, stressed or worried.

  • RELATIONSHIP SERIES  – Me and my friends

    Friendships are so rewarding but aren’t always easy. In this episode Sarah and Justen talk about their experiences with making and maintaining friendships.

  • A special episode – Staying up when things are down

    We talk with Kane about his experiences and his recipe for making the most out of unexpected changes like COVID.

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    ARTS AND CULTURE SERIES  – Painting for love and a living

    Lauren is an artist at Studio A. In this episode she shares with us what it means to be an artist with intellectual disability.

  • ARTS AND CULTURE SERIES  – Lights! Camera! Advocacy!

    In this episode Gerard O’Dwyer shares with us his experience being an actor, speaker and performer with Down syndrome.

  • ARTS AND CULTURE SERIES  – Dancer, Director and Dreamer

    In this episode we chat to Jianna, a professional dancer at Adelaide’s award-winning Restless Dance Theatre.

  • Rudely Interrupted music band

    ARTS AND CULTURE SERIES  – Fame, Friends and Rock n’ Roll

    In this episode we chat with Rudely Interrupted, an indie rock music band from Melbourne.

  • Naomi Lake headshot

    ARTS AND CULTURE SERIES  – A hen, a pen and a passion for words

    In this episode we talk with Naomi Lake, children’s author and speaker. Listen to it now.

  • ARTS AND CULTURE SERIES  – Rap, Rainbows and the Rag Trade

    In this episode we talk with Ben Paior-Smith, a fashion designer. Listen to it now.

  • Leonie smiles at the camera.

    LIFE MY WAY SERIES – Leonie’s Story

    In this episode we talk to Leonie about her life. Listen to it now.

  • A young woman wearing glasses and a straw hat. She is smiling at the camera.

    LIFE MY WAY SERIES – Journey to Independence

    In this episode we talk to Jess about her life. Listen to it now.

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