Chronically Chilled

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Kristin O'Connell joined Naomi and Marijo to discuss the campaign work of the Australian Unemployed Workers Union and the Antipoverty Centre.  Kristin talks about her own experience in accessing the disability support pension, how it informed h
Senator Jordon Steele-John joined the show to talk about his experiences in the Senate, why the Disability Royal Commission should be extended, what the Government is attempting to achieve by changing the NDIS and what we can do to fight to sav
Actor, dancer, acrobat and performing artist Andi Snelling joined the show to discuss being an Ambassador for the Lyme Disease Association of Australia and her award winning show 'Happy-Go-Wrong,' which will be playing at the Adelaide Fringe Fe
Carly Findlay and El Gibbs joined the show to talk about the release of the wonderful new book - Growing Up Disabled in Australia.  They talk about the process of how the book came together, ensuring accessibility throughout and why the book is
Jacinta Parsons joined the show to discuss her new book, Unseen - the secret world of chronic illness. Jacinta generously talked about the process of writing the book, the complexity of living with chronic illness, her experiences with the medi
Shakira Hussein joined the show to discuss invisible and visible disability/illness. We ask about the usefulness of using these terms and also talk about how to make space for all experiences in the disability community. Shakira Hussein is the
Kaitlyn Blythe joined Marijo Požega in an honest conversation that explored cultural and ideological ideas that impact on people with chronic illness/disability, while discussing COVID-19, the disability support pension and housing (un)affordib
Akii Ngo spoke with Naomi Chainey and Marijo Požega about Chronic Pain Australia, the many systemic barriers faced by people living with chronic pain, their own lived experience, COVID-19 and the Royal Comission into Disability.  Akii also disc
El Gibbs from People With Disability Australia joined Naomi and Marijo to talk about the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of disabled people.  El talked about the impact of COVID-19, the importance of the commissi
 Vanamali Hermans joined Marijo Požega to discuss the current Black Lives Matter movement, what abolition could look like from a disability justice perspective, the role of social workers (if any) in abolitionist politics and her experiences in
Larissa MacFarlane joined Naomi Chainey to discuss Disability Pride and what it means for people with chronic illness.  They also discuss internalised abelism and more.  
We're back after a long break between shows and with a brand new team!Naomi Chainey, Millie Baylis and Marijo Pozega discuss what it has been like experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of being chronically ill.Given the closur
Survivor/Avocate of Family and Domestic Violence, Nicole Lee, joined the show to mark 'International day of People with Disability' and '16 Days of Activism,' a worldwide campaign that calls for the elimination of violence against women.Nicole
Millie Baylis joined Marijo to discuss her work, 'small days', and resisting harmful ideas of productivity and the wellness trends. We also ask why accessing public transport is still such a challenge for people with a disability. Millie Baylis
Friends Leigh, Loretta and Marijo got together to remember and pay tribute to Maryse Leonard.  Maryse was the co-founder and co-presenter of Chronically Chilled and a valued member of the 3CR Community.
Ayan Shirwa joined the show to talk about their experiences of social anxiety and depression.  Ayan also shared their experience of juggling often competing cultural expectations, spoke of the health cost of racism and made an important contrib
Mae joined the show to talk about their experiences of being a young person living with chronic illness, the impact it has had on relationships, her lived experience of out of home care and her advocacy work to change the system! Mae is a freel
It's Radiothon time!  And to mark the occasion we have Maryse making her return to the show!  Amongst talking about all things Radiothon, we catch up with Maryse and somehow end up having a conversation about the importance of advocacy and how
Vikki Reynolds joined the show to talk about the way psychological based responses and language can cause harm and obscure the impact of oppression and social structures on the wellbeing of people and communities.  Vikki talked about the limita
Maryann joined the show to talk about her experiences living with chronic illness, the burden attached, grief, the intersection of being from a culturally and linguistically diverse background (CALD) background and much more.Maryann is a Health
CB Mako and Pauline Vetuna joined the show to talk about their experiences as disabled people of colour, intersectionality, the lack of representation in disability advocacy spaces & much more!CB Mako is a non-fiction and fan-fiction writer.  W
Asher Wolf is a freelance journalist, social media analyst and internaut. She was a recipient of an Amnesty International Australian Media Award in 2014. Her history of campaign work and activism includes Occupy, the push to end Robodebt, Cenus
In this special episode for 'International Day of People With Disability', we speak to Ricky Buchanan. Ricky is an independent disability activist, assistive technology innovator and artist who is passionate about disability and chronic illness
Dominic Golding is the Ability Rights Coordinator at RISE: Refugee, Survivors and Ex-Detainees and recently released an advocacy report titiled, ' Ex-detainess, asylum seekers and refugees with disabilities: our needs and perception of disabili
In the lead up to Mental Health Awareness Week, Gemma Mahadeo joined the show to talk about her work, lived experience of mental illness, stigma and the mental health system.Gemma is a Melbourne based Poet born in the UK.You can follow Gemma on
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