Inclusion, belonging and the disability revolution: Jennie Fenton at TEDxBellingen

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Bio: Jennie Fenton is a parent, a carer, a disability advocate, an environmental scientist and founder of local social inclusion project, Bello Bellonging. She is also an Ambassador for the NSW government's program, Living Life My Way, which is about sharing empowering stories around disability.

Topic: Jennie shares the story of her family's journey from disability to possibility and all the dark and light places in between. She also looks at the broader changes happening in the world for people who live with disability and outlines some of the ways that Bellingen, as a community, as well as people, as individuals, can do their part for this revolution.

Bio: Kelly Norton (Auslan Interpreter). After studying Auslan for five years under the tutelage of Deaf adults in Melbourne, Kelly went on to work within the deaf community for 10 years. Having relocated to Bellingen to raise her son, she now works offering communication support to the local deaf community.

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