Hi everyone, my name is Natalee but everyone calls me Nat (she her), and I am a Peer Leader and Representative for WWDACT. I have lived in Canberra my whole life, working with different non-profit organisations since I was a child, from working with The Cancer Council to Meals on Wheels. Before becoming a Representative for WWDACT I spent a lot of my time advocating and sharing the stories of people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, mainly focusing on women* and the LGBT+ community using social media. During this time, I have had the privilege of talking to hundreds of people with all types of disabilities, chronic illnesses and conditions. I have helped them with advocacy, finding help in regard to doctors and support networks, patient rights, research, and their rights regarding body autonomy.
I am now a Representative for ACT MHCN, as well as WWDACT, I’m excited to use my knowledge and lived experience to help others within our community. In my spare time I love drawing, painting – basically anything art related, spending time with my three dogs, and nature.