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I Was Born Blind and Want to Help Everyone Enjoy the Arts

Micaela Schmidt is an inspiring young woman from regional Australia who speaks tough truths about making cultural stuff accessible to all.

Listen: Micaela Schmidt shares her story with Ben McEachen on Hope Mornings

By Ben McEachenTuesday 3 May 2022Hope MorningsFaithReading Time: 1 minute

One of the most interesting, honest and provocative conversations I have had recently was with Micaela Schmidt.

Micaela is an aspiring performer and storyteller. She also was born blind and is a Christian living in Wodonga, on the border of Victoria and New South Wales.

As a side hustle that she is evidently invested in, Micaela also advises local art and creative organisations about how to better include people living with a disability.

Micaela shared about being a lover of storytelling and making entertainment accessible. She has had some challenging revelations about how far we still have to go with making art and culture available to all.

Listen to the full interview with Micaela in the player above.

Feature image: Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash