I'm so grateful to have Grace.
They're my support worker.
My last support worker didn't respect or understand me.
They were judgemental, never used my pronouns, and always seemed uncomfortable.
A friend told me to contact the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission to help me talk to my NDIS provider about finding the right support worker.
Grace values all of me.
They see me as a person first and understand what is important to me and my identity as a trans person with disability.
People might not think it's a big deal, but it's huge.
I tell all my friends with disability that it's their right to feel respected and supported.
They need to make it known, so it becomes the norm.
If anybody feels they cannot speak to their NDIS provider, they can contact the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.
Because if you make it known...you make it better.