Committee Member – Mel, Melanie, Melsy

Name: Mel, Melanie, Melsy     

What does it mean to be a member of PPP?

It’s a wonderful thing to find a group of people who have gone through a similar experience to me. I feel like I’m not alone.

What do you like about PPP?

The people, a sense of belonging and discovering who I am.

PPP has made me aware of a different world that is our there for parents with disability, one that is non-judgemental.

What skills have PPP helped you develop?

Becoming a really good self advocate. With new skills I have become a better leader and I can set good examples.

What skills do you have as a self advocate?

Having a voice

What does self advocacy mean to you?

It means helping other people, speaking up, promoting PPP and trying to make a change.

What do you like about being a parent?

The LOVE, there is so much to say about being a parent. I love watching my kids grow. My daughter reminds me of myself and what I looked like when I was younger. You get the good, bad and ugly. I love being a parent.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I don’t have free time. I do around the house jobs. I love to get out in the garden, in the veggie garden, play with my kids and tend to my animals.

If you could rule the world, what would it look like?

I would shake it up!!

I would correct the family law courts, correct how people with disability are treated, correct discrimination, correct the law and make it easier for farmers.

I would really shake it up!!

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