The Lightkeeper’s List – Volume 6

Welcome to Volume Six of the Lightkeeper’s List! 

This is a list of all the people and things that are my Lightkeeper’s – shining out there, keeping the light on for me. 

Today’s list has a focus on some amazing Australians! Let’s get straight into it! 

  • MakeShift Creative First Aid Kit – I came across this crafty kit on social media a few weeks ago and I really wished I had something like it back in the day. This kit is made up of a variety of art supplies and prompts to get your creative spark lit up again during difficult times. It’s a survival kit at its core – to help ground us when we need it and give us everything we need to get started – the idea and tools are there for you right in the box. It’s been created as an entry point for mindfulness and meditation, especially for people who find it easier to occupy themselves with a task to slow down and focus. 

    I did my Mental Health First Aid course through MakeShift and they were absolutely fantastic to work with and I highly recommend doing the course and through them! 
[Image Description: Four white TicTacs on a colourful pink artwork with a pink camellia flower in the top right corner. There is one word on each TicTac that reads "gift of your smile".]
Image Description: Four white TicTacs on a colourful pink artwork with a pink camellia flower in the top right corner. There is one word on each TicTac that reads “gift of your smile”.
  • All Inclusive Photo Project – it was just a few months ago on this very blog series, that I introduced Jarrad Seng and his incredible photography project Scars, and Jaimen Hudson, a disabled nature photographer. Fast forward to now, and with the help of Celebrity Cruises and other world renowned photographers, they have collaborated in a new photography campaign to create a diversity-focused open-source image library! In other words… royalty-free images of diversity for organisations to use! The All Inclusive Photo Project is a stunning collection of vibrant images and reflects the world as we see it – with ourselves in it and travelling!  Check out the project here to learn more! 

A conversation between Jarrad and Jaimen sums it up pretty well:

Jarrad: “How often would you see a wheelchair user in travel advertising?” Jaimen: “In travel advertising? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it!”

  • ABC’s My Story by Elizabeth Wright – It was such a joy and a proud moment to see my friend Elizabeth Wright show up on our Australian televisions last week as the current ABC Disability Affairs reporter, sharing the stories of six Australians living with disability. My Story is a 30 minute show that displayed the diversity and challenges that come with living with disability. I highly recommend you check it out on iview and ABC, if you are reading this, we want more shows like this please!  

Please leave me a comment below and share anything or anyone you have found recently that lights up your day! 

Talk good care, Readers. I’ll Keep the light on.

[Image description: Little white dog walking down a beach path with a fence and posts containing the green grass, and pine trees and golden star shaped, setting sun in the distance.]

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