‘My name’s Iz. I have done a lot of different things in my life, but currently I’m an honor student in social work. I have had a long involvement in the Sydney LGBTIQ community. I think a lot of disability campaigns are focused so much on, yes, this person has a disability, but they’re just like everyone else. I don’t actually feel disabled by my disability. I don’t feel disabled by the fact that I’ve heard voices in the past or that I have problems with my mood. I feel disabled by the fact that society doesn’t accommodate me because of that. I feel disabled by the fact that because I’m far more active at night or in the afternoon than I am at 7:00 or 8:00 or 9:00 in the morning. I feel like there’s expectations and if you don’t fit into this box, that’s where the problem lies. I think I’m just as capable as any other person just in different ways.’ – Iz Connell, 2018