Category: Living Library catalogue

I was born a beautiful baby boy and there’s been a few changes since then …

Imagine what it is like if your mind and body do not match. If you don’t have a gender issue yourself it can be very hard to understand what it is like and this book can share their transgender experience – from facing huge discrimination at times, through to having surgery and now feeling complete and happy with who she is. With many different hats from radio show host, to cabaret performer and cookbook author, this fun-loving person lives her life to the fullest!

 

“I’m normal – just normal for who I am”

 

 This post is part of Living Library 2008. ‘Living Library’ is an event organised during Library Week 2008 18-24 August. Follow the links for more information.

Keep left? Yeah right! Mixed abilities from a wheelchair

Would you speed down hills at 100km/hour? Should you do it in a wheelchair?? Meet someone who is an artist, works with youth, loves extreme sports and wants to be a world champion – all along with doing the daily tasks most people take for granted. Find out more about these and many other abilities from a cool and extremely positive guy who can talk to you about all aspects of life from a wheelchair.

“Every day you come up against something new or different”

This post is part of Living Library 2008. ‘Living Library’ is an event organised during Library Week 2008 18-24 August. Follow the links for more information.

It’s a juggling act! Achieving work/life balance

How would you cope with starting work before 8am and finishing around 10pm – every day? Meet someone who does just this, but wouldn’t change her job for anything. She thinks she’s got the best job in Wellington and is happy to talk about how she juggles the demands of a high-powered career with personal and family commitments. And of course how she finds time to have fun!

“I’m very determined – once I’ve made a commitment, I’ll set my mind to doing it!”

This is a very busy book who is only available on Friday from 4pm till 4.30pm so booking in advance is advised!

This post is part of Living Library 2008. ‘Living Library’ is an event organised during Library Week 2008 18-24 August. Follow the links for more information.

Living with Blindness and Stuttering

If you had to choose between blindness or stuttering, which would it be?

What if you lived with both – which would be hardest?

For this Book being blind is simply an inconvenience, and she won’t let it interrupt her plans. Growing up without sight – and with a stutter – this Book is an inspiration. Determined not to lose opportunities or experiences, she sings, teaches music and works a normal 40 hour week.

“People think it’s about walking around with your eyes shut, which it’s not”

This post is part of Living Library 2008. ‘Living Library’ is an event organised during Library Week 2008 18-24 August. Follow the links for more information.

You think I’m crazy? Living well with mental illness

Imagine seeing faces on posters and paintings coming to life. Or having voices telling you things out of the ordinary and saying they’re going to go away – but they don’t. These things can occur daily in the life of someone living with schizophrenia. This is your chance to meet someone who doesn’t suffer from a disease, but instead leads a fulfilling life while living with a mental illness. Find out more about her personal journey.

“The acceptance of a mental illness helps you to live with it”

This post is part of Living Library 2008. ‘Living Library’ is an event organised during Library Week 2008 18-24 August. Follow the links for more information.


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