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.

Malavika Kadwadkar
VIC

Malavika Kadwadkar is a teacher, nutritionist, counsellor and business analyst by profession. She is from Mumbai, India and is fluent in Marathi, Hindi and English. Malavika is a passionate advocate for the empowerment and progress of CALD communities, youth, people of migrant and refugee backgrounds and people with disabilities. As she explained in her own words, "everyone has a right to live their life peacefully, happily, and achieve full potential for themselves and their family. I am part of this initiative to spread positivity and provide motivation to live life happily and to the fullest potential without any obstacles." Malavika's role with Speak My Language was with the Ethnic Communities' Council Victoria. 

Rui Zhou
SA

Rui was born and raised in mainland China, and came to Adelaide for her Master of Social Work degree as an international student. Now she works as a social worker in the disability sector. She understands that people with a disability are a diverse group with a wide range of experiences, abilities, and aspirations. She believes all people, regardless of differences, should have equal rights and recognition of their human dignity, and to have equal opportunities to be educated, to work, receive services and to participate in society. Outside of work, Rui enjoys camping and bushwalking, and is a lover of animals. She has a three-year old ginger cat and is looking forward to having a dog in the near future. Rui's role as Speak My Language Traveller was with the Multicultural Communities' Council of SA.

Joy Rahab Sinclair
NSW

Joy is a 42 year old Kenyan born woman with 3 children. She came to Australia as a student in 2005. She holds two degrees in Law obtained in India, a French proficiency certification, an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Event Management from TAFE, a Cert IV in Human Resources, as well as a Diploma in Community Services. She is currently studying a Diploma in Mental Health.

Joy has a passion for the recognition of Human Rights, equality and inclusion. This passion stems from her 8 years' lived experience of mental health issues, and her experiences within service provision. Joy is driven to employ her skills and knowledge to advocate for her community to address stigma and to educate service providers and the community to challenge attitudes and beliefs around disability.

Joy is a member of The African Women's Group Sydney, the Multicultural Women's Mental Health Panel, the Board of Central Coast ARAFMI, the Central Coast Council Disability Inclusion Access Reference Group, Central Coast Community Council, and a committee member of "Happiness habits" as a CALD and Mental Health representative. She also volunteers with the Red Cross and the Central Coast Environmental Council. She has also recently been appointed as the NSW Mental Health Foundation of Australia Mental Health Ambassador leader 2021/22.

Joy's role as Speak My Language Traveller was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW.

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