Michelle Browning is a respondent in the project and is working with Paul Alford. Michelle is currently completing her PhD with the Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.
I live in Melbourne, Australia
I speak English and a little bit of Spanish when on holiday.
My 7 word autobiography is: Daughter, sister, dancer, listener, traveller, student and wife.
I am someone who enjoys asking questions and listening to answers. I am currently finishing a PhD in supported decision making which explores how people with intellectual disability make decisions with the support of their friends and family. I work as an educator and facilitator and love to dance the Argentinian tango.
I joined the VOICES project because I believe people who have had their legal capacity ignored or denied have so much to contribute to conversations about the right to exercise legal capacity. I am delighted to be able to support someone who has experienced injustice to share their story.
What was your favourite part of the first workshop?
I loved meeting people from all over the world who had inspiring and challenging stories to tell.
What are you hoping to learn from the project?
I hope to learn more about the things that keep people from being able to exercise their legal capacity and work through possible solutions to these problems with others.