Muscular Dystrophy Association
Kia ora, my name is Kim and I'm of the view that if life is dull, you're not doing it right; there's always excitement to be found if you look hard enough. I was born with a condition that causes muscle weakness but I don't let it define me. I'm a "can girl" rather than a "can't girl" and where people say "no" I find a "yes".
When I completed my Bachelor of Applied Management, for three years I was my institutes Disability Representative where I advocated for students to ensure all their needs were met. I really enjoyed being a voice for them when their voice wasn't heard. I'm a member of the YES Disability Resource Centre Youth Engagement Group where we work at improving disability on the policy level. I'm attending I.Lead as Committee Member and also as a representative of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
One of my biggest dreams is to live in a world where all people with impairments are seen as having potential. To live in a world where no one is discounted because of their abilities or inabilities. If I will do anything in this world it will be to work towards changing people’s perspectives so that when people see an impaired person they would see what they can do before what they can’t do.