Take A MOment Episode 8- "Beyond Limitations" Featuring Lisa Cox
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Moana Robinson talks with Lisa Cox, an award-winning writer, Tedx speaker, author, motivational speaker, consultant, wife, model, and activist, who has an impressive following of almost 100,000 devoted supporters across various social platforms. Lisa Cox an extraordinary individual who has made it her mission to champion disability visibility and inclusivity. This is an incredible episode describing Lisa's story and her keys to dealing with challenges in life, She has overcome huge trauma and provides valuable insights into how she dealt with those challenges.
In 2005, at the age of 24 Lisa Cox was rushed to hospital after she collapsed at Melbourne Airport. Tests and scans revealed a significant bleed in her brain caused by a rare strain of the streptococcus-A virus, which resulted in her internal organs shutting down, one by one. She spent three weeks in a coma and two months on life support. Priority had to be given to saving Lisa's vital organs and her extremities had turned gangrenous. There were initial concerns that she could lose both legs and one arm. Surgeons did amputate nine fingertips, all of her toes and one leg. The permanent damage to her brain has affected Lisa’s speech and memory, left her 25% blind, epileptic and frequently fatigued.
Lisa is a member of Media Diversity Australia and works with journalists and communications professionals to ensure the media better reflects the diverse community it serves. Her work has been published both nationally and internationally for publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, FOX, Vogue, CBS and and Huff Post.
With an extensive background in media, Lisa possesses a deep understanding of the news cycle and a keen appreciation for the intricate process of crafting stories under tight deadlines. Lisa brings a unique perspective that bridges the gap between disabled and non-disabled audiences, allowing her to effectively relate to and connect with both groups.
Hailing from the vibrant city of Brisbane, Australia, Lisa's invaluable expertise and unwavering dedication to the cause of disability advocacy make her the perfect guest for today's informal discussion.
Get ready for an inspiring and uplifting conversation as Lisa talks about her remarkable journey into the crucial work she has accomplished in fostering disability visibility. Lisa speaks about her life, her favourite pastimes and how her business is now helping companies realise the importance of including people with disabilities. This is an almost 20% portion of the market share that many companies are missing out on in their advertising and marketing.
Lisa's work has been published both nationally and internationally for publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, FOX, Vogue, CBS and and Huff Post.
You can find out more about Lisa Cox, her inspiring story and the work she does at www.lisacox.co, and has a Tedx Talk "Why Embracing Diversity is Good for Business"