Julie Woods is a passionate and effective disability advocate who has taken on the role of ‘blind ref’, calling out ableist behaviour wherever she encounters it, issuing yellow and red cards to send ableism to the sin bin. She is someone to keep on speed dial if you need a resilience boost. Julie’s resilience recipe of ‘action, simplicity, love and play’ has kept her moving forward through life’s challenges – and smiling. Her approach will resonate with everyone who needs to manage their stress and inject some joy into their day.
Listen to this staunch disability advocate who is leading change to make the world a better place – and find out how she wants you to help.
Julie Woods. a.k.a. ‘That Blind Woman’ is a disability advocate, cooking demonstrator, motivational speaker, and avid pursuer of big goals. After going blind in 1997 at the age of 31, she learned to say ‘why not’ to opportunities that came her way. “Do you want to learn braille?” “Do you want to walk a half marathon?” and yes, even “Do you want to referee a game of nude touch rugby?”. Dubbed ‘The Queen of Cooking Without Looking’, has also demonstrated her culinary skills in schools and on TV. Julie’s 7 word life story is “Sighted, Partially sighted, Blind, Happy, Sad, Happy”
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