Rocca Salcedo came to Australia as an international student to study International Law, when her whole life changed forever.
Rocca was involved in an accident that resulted in a lifelong disability. She spent over a year in hospital, away from family in Columbia trying to navigate this new life as a disabled person in a new country and in a second language.
In anyone's language that is a lot to take on. But Rocca did it.
Now as a qualified lawyer advocating for people with disabilities, the ambassador for This Girl Can and runs her own Wheelchair dancing group Dance and Roll.
If you would like more information about This Girl Can Vic see the website https://thisgirlcan.com.au
If you are interested in joining Dance and Roll, you can email Rocca at firstname.lastname@example.org
or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/danceandroll/
If you would like more information on Disability Rights:
Disability Commission https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/share-your-story
The Victorian Equal Opportunities Commission/ Human Rights Commission https://www.humanrights.vic.gov.au
The Australian Human Rights Commission https://humanrights.gov.au
The NDIS Commissioner https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/about/making-complaint
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Episode Transcript: https://www.icantstandpodcast.com/post/rocca-salcedo-is-wheelchair-dancing-through-her-life