Messages of understanding and hope

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Welcome to Paper Wings where we create and foster community and connection through sharing our unique and relatable lived experience of disability.

Read the experiences, stories and personal messages of others who have gone before you. What guidance, insight and understanding do you relate to?

Share your own reflections and revelations with others who maybe on a similar path.  What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were younger?




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What do you wish someone had told you?

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Feel free to submit more than one Paper Wings message, reflection or experience. There is a suggested length of between 10 and 700 words.


Some possible themes or ideas are:

How I found ‘my people’ 

I did what some said I never would 

My advice for my teachers

 From acceptance to pride

What I wish I knew on my first day at work

 Accepting change

My child’s diagnosis – then and now

A letter from the heart – carer to carer

Social Futures’ vision is “Positive Social Change”. For the past 40 years, we have worked with people with disability and their communities to achieve positive social change.

The Paper Wings project has been co-designed with our Community Reference Group that is made up of both people with disability and also family and carers.

We invite you to join us, and others from across our regional footprint and beyond, to share your Paper Wings messages of understanding and hope.

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