A Traveller is the person who will be finding storytellers and guest speakers who are willing to be interviewed. The Traveller records the interview, obtains informed consent for recording and publication from the storytellers and guest speakers, submits the recording for quality checking, and helps the National Team to promote the Speak My Language program and the interviews, particularly (but not only) using social media. Some Travellers may be selected to develop and broadcast content on community radio.
Weiling is currently working as a data coordinator at a local radio station in Tasmania on a volunteer basis. Her role entails collecting and analysing data to help the station improve their programs. Working in this setting has honed and improved her communication skills. As a speaker of Mandarin and Japanese, she has enjoyed being a part of the Speak My Language podcast series to promote disability inclusion through storytelling. Weiling's role as Speak My Language Traveller was with the Multicultural Council of TAS.
Phung Ngo arrived in Sydney in 2009 as an international student. She has background in Environmental Management and Community Services and has worked closely with Vietnamese community and provided help and support to elderly and vulnerable people in the community. She has worked with Ethnic Communities' Council since 2018 in various projects to support Vietnamese community. Phung is looking forward to using her bilingual skills and connections to the Vietnamese community to highlight the stories of people living with disabilities in the Speak My Language program.
Michel's passion for health has shaped his study and career. He is currently employed as a Health Consultant that specifically works with refugee communities. For several years, Michel has also represented the Syrian Australian community on the Brisbane Refugee Health Advisory Group, which enables him to use his cultural understanding to bridge the gap between multicultural communities and the Australian Health System. Michel enjoyed bringing his multicultural and multidisciplinary skill set to the Speak My Language program in order to share stories about living well with disability within Queensland's Syrian Australian community. Michel's role with Speak My Language was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of QLD.