November 13, 2016

Those of you who know me well will know that for 14 years of my life, I learnt the incredibly disciplined, graceful and passionate art of dance.

Starting at age 4, I spent my childhood learning a craft which I hoped would become a lifelong career. While it certainly bec...

October 3, 2016

For the first few couple of years after I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I lived my life largely in denial.  I knew I had a chronic illness and I knew I had to take medication for it but I didn't truly understand how to live with it.  I thought I could just c...

May 30, 2016

Today is the launch of the SpeakUp4Arthritis campaign!


Arthritis Australia is lobbying the federal government to take action on arthritis, to improve services and programs to support people living with arthritis in Australia.  


They are asking all o...

November 24, 2015


Throughout my 13 years living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), I have been loved and supported by many people.  Family have happily driven me from appointments after cortisone injections into my joints.  Friends have made me food when my fingers have been too swollen t...

October 11, 2015



As the 12th October comes around again, I am reflecting on what the day means to me, and how this meaning has changed over the years. 


Following my diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in 2002, I spent my first couple of World Arthritis Day’s congratulating myself on si...

September 22, 2015

My career so far, has been all about advocacy.  Whether it has been in the mental health system as a Welfare Officer; the prison and justice systems as a Lawyer or Legal Consultant; as a Consumer Advocate in musculoskeletal disease; or as a freelance Writer or Editor f...

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