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Celebrating Womens' Journeys to Leadership

Sue Salthouse (1949 - 2020) was a campaigner for human rights, an accomplished advocate for women and a generous mentor to many in Canberra's disabilities community. Sue's Legacy celebrates this beautiful woman's enduring contribution, bringing together seven stories by Women With Disabilities ACT Board members, and some of Sue's friends, and family. Each reflects personally on Sue's central role in their journeys to leadership.

Partners: Women With Disabilities ACT, PhotoAccess

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Rolling With Purpose
by Kerry Marshall

Kerry tells the story  of Sue's role in her becoming the chair of Women With Disabilities ACT.  Sue's confidence in Kerry meant she decided to be brave and say yes.

My Friend Forever
by MaryLou Minty

MaryLou knew Sue as a friend for over forty years and shares images from her family photo album, together with stories of travel, inspiration and daily life.

Sue Salthouse: a legend whose legacy will live on

by Di McGowan

Di treasures the day Sue spent with her at the Lesley Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement and tells the story behind that day and the photo of them together.

An Empty Place at the Table

by Joy Easter

Joy reflects on the blessing of a very long friendship and shared adventures, sunsets and  political activism.

Sue Me Art Art Sue Me Me Sue Art

by Karyn Fearnside

Sue was a dedicated step-mother to Karyn and understood her artworks like no one else. Karyn tells how she found her way back into her studio after losing Sue.

A Toast to Sue

by Kerry Snell

An hilarious story about visiting Sue in hospital, remembering Sue's quick wit, and how she loved to laugh and tell stories.

Forging Strong Women

by Lou Bannister

Sue and Lou were colleagues. activists and close friends for twenty two years. Lou recalls Sue's teachings, growing old disgracefully together and plotting ways to make the world more accessible.