Women Who Kick Ass

Stella Young: Why she kicks ass
She is a comedian and disability advocate.
She is an Editor of ABC’s Ramp Up website, the online space for news, discussion and opinion about disability in Australia.
She began her disability activism at 14 when she conducted an access audit of the shops in the local main street.
She is a member of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council, Ministerial Advisory Council for the Department of Victorian communities and Women With Disabilities Victoria.
She is a two-time state finalist in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Raw Comedy competition.
She has hosted eight seasons of Australia’s first disability culture program No Limits, which aired on Channel 31 and community stations across the country.
She has worked with Youth Disability Advocacy Service to establish the LiveAccess project, advocating for better access to live music venues. 
She holds a degree in Journalism from Deakin University and a Diploma of Secondary Education from the University of Melbourne. 
Before joining the ABC, she worked in Public Programs at Melbourne Museum, where she taught kids about bugs, dinosaurs and other weird and wonderful things about the world.
She was part of the global atheist convention in Melbourne during April 2012.
Places you can find her: website, twitter, youtube, archive of ABC articles written by Stella, Don’t Look Past My Disabled Body - I Love It, Ramp Up (the website she is an editor of), Eulogy For A Wheelchair.

Stella Young: Why she kicks ass

  • She is a comedian and disability advocate.
  • She is an Editor of ABC’s Ramp Up website, the online space for news, discussion and opinion about disability in Australia.
  • She began her disability activism at 14 when she conducted an access audit of the shops in the local main street.
  • She is a member of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council, Ministerial Advisory Council for the Department of Victorian communities and Women With Disabilities Victoria.
  • She is a two-time state finalist in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Raw Comedy competition.
  • She has hosted eight seasons of Australia’s first disability culture program No Limits, which aired on Channel 31 and community stations across the country.
  • She has worked with Youth Disability Advocacy Service to establish the LiveAccess project, advocating for better access to live music venues. 
  • She holds a degree in Journalism from Deakin University and a Diploma of Secondary Education from the University of Melbourne. 
  • Before joining the ABC, she worked in Public Programs at Melbourne Museum, where she taught kids about bugs, dinosaurs and other weird and wonderful things about the world.
  • She was part of the global atheist convention in Melbourne during April 2012.
  • Places you can find her: website, twitter, youtube, archive of ABC articles written by Stella, Don’t Look Past My Disabled Body - I Love It, Ramp Up (the website she is an editor of), Eulogy For A Wheelchair.
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