Cuộc sống vẫn tươi đẹp: Chúng tôi làm lãnh đạo

Translated title of the contribution: Life is still beautiful: We women with disabilities are leaders

Quyen Thi Vu (Other), Loan Anh Thi Luu (Other), Phuong Ha Nguyen (Other), Thu Ha Tran (Producer), Minh Hieu Nguyen (Producer), Cara Ellickson (Other), Thu Hien Luong (Other), Katharine Annear (Other), Thuy Chau Nguyen (Other)

Research output: Non-textual formFilm, Digital Media or Visual Output


This initiative focused on the co-creation of a television show by women with disabilities (WWD) and their allies from Vietnam and Australia, in collaboration with a Vietnamese television company, to challenge the reification of leadership as male and able-bodied. Located in feminist disability methodologies, the participatory action learning and research (PALAR) and Communication for Development (C4D) framework afforded WWD with the opportunity to purposefully lead in challenging harmful gender and social norms, and other barriers, that impact their leadership.

These contributions, which are shared via the creative outcome of the television show titled 'Life is still beautiful: We women with disabilities are leaders', offer new insights into feminist disability leadership praxis, such as Vietnamese WWD visibly owning their disabilities as part of their leadership work in public space. They also contribute particularities to the body of knowledge around collaborative practice between women leaders with disabilities across different cultural and socio-political contexts.
Translated title of the contributionLife is still beautiful: We women with disabilities are leaders
Original languageVietnamese
Place of PublicationVietnam
PublisherVietnam Television International (VTV4)
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2019


  • Disability Movement
  • Leadership
  • Gender and development

NTRO Type of Output

  • Minor


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