By First Peoples Disability Network Australia
Yarning Disability is a podcast by The First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) hosted by FPDN Advocate Bernard Namok. In each episode, The Yarning Disability podcast showcases the stories of First Nations peoples living with a disability, their families and carers and other disability industry professionals to highlight the lived experiences of First Nations people with a disability in Australia.
This podcast launched in 2023 and is the first dedicated to the stories and voices of First Peoples living with a disability in Australia.
FPDN’S work is to ensure the voices of First Peoples living with a disability are heard. We hope the stories that come from Yarning Disability will be a catalyst for change, not only in our community but systematically. We’re proud to create this platform for our Mob with disabilities to tell their own powerful stories. – Bernard Namok
Listen to Podcast
Listen to the following episodes and see the Yarning Disability website for more episodes.
In episode 1 of FPDN’s new podcast ‘Yarning Disability’, FPDN CEO Damian Griffis explains the history of FPDN as an organisation and FPDN Advocate and Yarning Disability host Bernard Namok shares his own disability story.
In episode 2 of ‘Yarning Disability’, the FPDN Podcast, FPDN Advocate Carly Wallace spoke to First Nations mother Katrina McKechnie about her journey as a single mother of children with disabilities living in Woolgoolga in NSW.
‘Spicy Brain’ is the way Gomoroi and Tattoo Artist Mat Fink describes his recent diagnosis of adult ADHD and Autism. In this week’s Yarning Disability episode, Mat spoke with FDPN Advocate Carly Wallace about his disability journey spanning from his childhood, to his time in the Australian Defence force while in the navy, and now as a person living with neurodivergent disabilities.
This week’s episode of Yarning Disability features Renay Barker-Mulholland, is a proud disabled, Biripi / Dungutti woman and mother of children with disabilities dedicated to fighting for disability justice. Renay describes herself as an intersectional feminist, an abolitionist, and someone who defies the colonial boundaries imposed on First Nations people.
- First Peoples Disability Networks Australia website
- First Nations Resources in the Commons Library
- Making Advocacy Accessible Collection in the Commons Library
- Listen to other podcasts and interviews
- Aboriginal Australians
- Activists - Stories_Accounts about Individuals
- Lived experience
- Movements_Campaigns - Indigenous Peoples_First Nations rights
- Movements_Campaigns - People with disability
- People with disability
- Torres Strait Islanders