Link Disability Magazine is Australia's leading national cross-disability magazineFeaturing opinions and perspectives directly from people with a disability, Link covers a diverse range of topics including news, issues, art, sport, breakthroughs, travel, health, advocacy, products and people in the disability sector. Link started out in 1980 as a small state-based newspaper and has since evolved into a national, professionally designed, glossy, colour magazine.
Welcome to the October edition of Link!
The 2019 October edition of Link is full of thought-provoking feature stories, including our cover feature Tia Semi, a young model and fashion designer who has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, intellectual disability and is deaf. Also featured is another young model, Anja Christoffersen, who heads up our Personal Care feature; Ian ‘Lofty’ Fulton on his new autobiography on his life with dwarfism, and Ellen Fraser-Barbour on the hopefully positive changes to come in the disability sector in Australia and the definitely positive changes that have come with the acquisition of her new guide dog, Inka.
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Our October edition of Link magazine includes two superb features - personal care and employment!
Behind Anja’s Smile
Anja Christoffersen is a 21-year-old Brisbane-based model, author, motivational speaker and advocate. She also lives with VACTERL Association, a disorder which affects many body systems, and means she has been incontinent her entire life. Anja is Youth Ambassador for the Continence Foundation of Australia and shares her story with Link.
Anja said sharing her story has always come naturally. As a young child, her mother helped her make a poster on magenta cardboard with photos of her in hospital with her colostomy and annotated drawings of her anatomy.
“I would recycle that poster for ‘show and tell’ in pre-school up to grade two,” Anja said.
Image: Anja as she appears in her book 'Behind the Smile'.