Belle started working as a Maven Adviser in February 2020. Since then she has facilitated training, assisted with marketing and communications, contributed to Maven strategy, and worked with the team to develop our virtual agent, May.
Belle specialises in accessible communications and social media, as well as disability inclusion training. Through living with physical disability since she was born, Belle has been on a long and complicated path of unlearning internalised ableism and other unconscious biases.
Having been immersed in varied areas of the disability sector, in multiple countries for 10 years, Belle’s knowledge and activism comes from her experiences and various roles including public speaking and being a published author.
Belle says, “It is a privilege for me to share my point of view and understanding of my community, our rights and the best practices to inclusion through informing and guiding in a way that has been described by participants as ‘refreshingly unapologetic’.”