Courage on Your Own

ADEC celebration in the park
ADEC celebration in the park.
Source: ADEC

How do people respond when their family experiences disability?

Life is mainly froth and bubble
Two things stand like stone
Kindness in another’s troubles
Courage in your own.

Gravestone inscription of Adam Lindsay Gordon


Too often, people from ethnic backgrounds find that they face their obstacles as individuals or as isolated families.

They can be shunned or dismissed by broader society and even by some members of their own communities due to different cultural interpretations of disability.

These stories describe how the participants in this exhibition have responded to these barriers, not passively but by asserting control over their destinies. In the process they have grown resourceful, courageous, independent and extremely determined.