Links to activists and advocates

Here are some of the activists and advocates we’ve been inspired, influenced and challenged by.  

We want to share examples of activism in action from NZ and around the world, and share content that speaks to the major issues we are concerned about. These include:

  •       How to create social change and support more people to become activists
  •       Shifting the dial on the inequitable levels of poverty, violence, abuse and exclusion experienced by disabled people
  •       Housing, transport, access to health care
  •       Belonging
  •       Relationships with and learning from other social movements.

Some of the links are unashamedly controversial - we suggest that you use discretion if you need to. Feel free to send us a suggestion to add any interesting links you come across too.

Activists and advocates in Aotearoa and Australia

Access Matters Logo
Belonging Matters Logo
CCS Disability Action Logo
Deaf Aotearoa Logo
Donald Beasley Logo
Disabled Persons Assembly Logo
Human Rights Commission Logo
The Lucy Foundation Logo
Parent to Parent Logo
People First Logo
Te Pou Logo
Te Pou Logo
Words I Wheel by Logo

Activists and advocates from NZ, Australia and around the World


All is For All All Is For All logo and Amplify by All is for All - a monthly content series that allows a range of disabled creatives and advocates to share their stories, creative work and cutting edge insights on niche disability issues of importance to our community. - his 3 forms of ableism blogs are great


Useful resources and websites

  • People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is a national disability rights, advocacy and representative organisation that is made up of, led and governed by people with disability.



  • The Body Is Not An Apology has been a refuge for tens of thousands of people who have joined our movement of unapologetic self-love and body empowerment.
    The Body is Not an Apology logo


  • A disability-based performance project that celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and LGBTQ/gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized.













Selected Organisations and Activists



  • Sinead Burke. Through writing, public speaking, lecturing and social media, she highlights the lack of inclusivity within the fashion and design industries and consults with leadership to ensure the process of designing for, with and by disabled people is embedded into their business model. 


  • Touch Compass. NZ’s leading professional inclusive performance company- an inter ats organisation that goes beyond envisaging a seamless society, to actively creating one.




  • Robbie Frances and the Coffee Project: The Lucy Foundation The Lucy Foundation in white text, against a round black background



  • Emily Ladau  Words I Wheel By logo







There are some great actors and comedians on social media too, talking on Twitter or doing TED Talks.

  • Maysoon Zayid