Many people find urinary incontinence — or loss of bladder control — difficult to talk about. It’s a real pity, because the truth is as many as one in four New Zealanders experience incontinence. So, if you do too, you’re not alone.
Debra Lampshire describes herself as an ‘explorer of the mind’. She explains how traumatic experiences when she was young inspired her to advocate for more compassion for those living with mental health issues.
Freedom tells it like it is with an infectious sense of humour. She’s a farm girl who likes to go fishing and hunting with her cousins, the fact she completely lost her sight age 5 hasn’t stopped her living life to the full.
Fe lives with Spina Bifida, from an early age her dedicated mum worked with Fe to ensure she woud be able to walk. Now Fe is studying occupational therapy and wants to use her life experience to help others reach their full potential.
Kimmy wasn’t happy with her living situation. At 32 years of age, she was made to go to bed at eight o’clock every night. Kimmy shares how she found her voice and what she does with her new found independence.
Phillippa has trouble with reading and writing but her warm and compassionate nature meant she was able find a job she loves. She reveals how good relationships can ensure you have a life worth living.
Young and suave, Shakti’s confidence took a hit when he left his friends at high school for university in the big city. He tells us how he found his groove and why a certain bar owner thinks he’s a health and safety risk.