Rafting A Wheelchair Won’t Stop Us!
By creating artwork and story-telling, I want to shift perspectives and promote inclusion in schools and help to start conversations among students from a wide range of ages about looking at people with disability as people first: See me and not my disability!
About the project
Janelle McMillian is an artist and author who has cerebral palsy. While she describes herself as non-verbal she has a lot to say. She is feisty, determined and smart. The OUTSIDE THE BOX / Earth Arts Rights team has worked with Janelle to publish her children’s book ‘Rafting – A Wheelchair Won’t Stop Us!’.
First published in 2018 as part of The People’s Library created by A Published Event, this new edition is supported by an accompanying set of Teachers’ Notes and a short documentary film.
The book and Teachers’ Notes package is available free of charge to all Tasmanian schools and educational institutions.
Individuals can also purchase copies of the book from Fullers Bookshop and our online shop.
OUTSIDE THE BOX / Earth Arts Rights thanks its funding supporters for this project: Hobart City Council and Bellendena Small Grants Scheme.
Buy the BOOK!
Janelle donates funds from the sale of her book and her artwork to a variety of different charities.