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.

Dolma Sherpa
NSW

Dolma was born and raised in Nepal, where she worked with marginalised and Indigenous communities. Dolma moved to Australia to pursue a Masters Degree in Social Work. Before working as a Traveller, she worked in the disability sector and assisted people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to access different services in the community. She is a passionate advocate for social change and promotes a compassionate and supportive atmosphere in which people and families can flourish. Dolma's role with Speak My Language was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW.

Le Tam Tu
NSW

Tam brings her experience in media practice, including podcasting, recorded interviews and radio segments, to the Speak My Language program. Her interest and advocacy to cultural diversity is evident in her work representing migrant communities in Australian media. She has enjoyed using her media expertise and bilingual skills to create podcasts for this series about disability inclusion in diverse communities. Tam's role as Speak My Language Traveller was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW.

Ryan Chen
QLD

Ryan lived in China, France and Spain before moving to Australia in 2014. Ryan is currently working as an interpreter in Queensland's courts and in healthcare. He has interests in web development and digital marketing. Outside of work, he is interested in languages, gastronomy, basketball and continuous learning.

Ryan has said that joining Speak My Language was one of the most exciting opportunities 2021 had to offer. For those tuning in, he “hopes you enjoy the SML interviews of me and storytellers and guest speakers, spoken in Cantonese or Mandarin, with great stories and practical tips about living well with a disability in our communities, and more. Stay well everyone!"

Ryan's role with Speak My Language was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of QLD.

Pages