“You’re not chained to your disability. It’s just something you’ve got to work with.”

Meet Rayanne Rysinger – an American dancer, author, and photographer. The removal of a brain tumor left Rayanne severely disabled as an 11-year-old. She wasn’t able to take her first unassisted steps until 17 years later. Not defined by her disabilities, she’s inspiring people between New York and Canberra with her resilience, compassion, and kick-ass attitude. “You’re ...
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Making a difference at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit – Cindy Reese Mitchell

The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit is now officially underway in India! We’d like you to meet another of the inspiring Australian delegates taking part: Canberra-based social entrepreneur Cindy Reese Mitchell. Cindy is a social impact strategist at the University of Canberra ‘s The Mill House Social Enterprise Accelerator where she works with budding entrepreneurs to tackle the BIG problems of the world! She’s also worked as a venture ...
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Making a difference at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit – Sophia Hamblin Wang

Meet Sophia Hamblin Wang – one of the Australian entrepreneurs bound for Hyderabad, India as part on the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit . Sophia is a Canberra-based entrepreneur who’s passionate about sustainability and business. As Chief Operations Officer of Mineral Carbonation International – MCi , she works to produce more sustainable building materials by incorporating CO2 emissions into building products. We’re thrilled she’s representing ...
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Pride Month: The U.S. Embassy Canberra presents ‘Matt Shephard is a Friend of Mine’

The push for LGBT equality has come so far, but much still remains to do. As part of #‎PrideMonth, we met with some Canberra friends at the National Library of Australia this week to remember that fact, and to watch ‘Matthew Shepard is a Friend of Mine’ – a moving, documentary tribute to the life ...
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