Christine Williams

I believe it is not what happens to you in life that matters, but how you react to it. Like most people with polio, I am a high achiever and I push myself to the limit. I worked as a credit officer and travelled extensively before undertaking a tertiary degree. Following the death of my husband I joined The Salvation Army. I have been active in the disability self-help movement for more than four decades and have served on many committees at local, state and national level. Volunteering has given me purpose and a reason to get up in the morning and was awarded a Centenary Medal for my voluntary community service.

I am a former chairperson of disAbility connections (Victoria). Currently I serve on the Victorians for Public Transport Ministerial Committee and have for the last 3 years, I advise about access to public transport as a person with a disability. Recently I have been diagnosed with a head tremor and am now going to be slowing down my formal volunteering commitments, however, I would like to start mentoring and encouraging others.

My speaker gigs can be tailored to any topic, I have lived a normal and able-bodied life and experienced so much despite my disability. I believe by changing your mindset, you can see the most horrific tragedy as an opportunity.


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