100 Leaders Project: Stories of Living
The 100 Leaders Project is an anthology of stories from people who are living good lives.
Purple Orange is collecting these narratives to help grow understanding of ordinary valued lives, and providing a place (the 100 Leaders Project website) for these stories to be housed.
How we hope it will help
The 100 Leaders Project is not about being a hero, or being the very best at something. It is about people living with disability who have taken control of their own life, who have a vision of what is possible, and who are taking personal action to build the life they want to live.
We believe that sharing information can encourage others to imagine what is possible and to take personal action.
We hope that people living with disability will be inspired by the day-to-day lives of other people. For example, our leaders have stories to tell about taking control of their funding, finding the job that satisfies them, strengthening their communities, living independently in their own homes, and hanging out with mates.
You can explore the 100 Leaders Project website by theme e.g. finding a job, living in your community, getting an education etc., or by searching for something you are interested in or has relevance to your life, e.g. sport, young people, vision impairment, South Australia etc.
Many stories are accompanied by You Tube clips or MP3 audio clips, and are available to download in either Word or PDF.
We have endeavored to make the website highly accessible; you might like to explore some of these features under our heading accessibility.
You are invited to leave comments about the site or individual stories.
The 100 Leaders Project is well on its way to 100 stories of living. The Project has almost 100 participants, and most of their stories are complete and online now.
Participants are encouraged to tell their stories in the way most suitable or meaningful for them.
Some people have told their story to a research officer in a recorded interview, some people have written their own story, some people have made video clips, and some have illustrated their stories.
To find out more, please contact us on 8373 8333.
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