The Good Life: Simone

I love to sing, dance and dress up in beautiful fashionable clothes. ⁠⁠

My sister helps me with my hair, my makeup. My Mama helps me dress up. My cute brother helps me take photos. He helped me start my Instagram and makes me look beautiful when I’m dancing.⁠⁠

I love how clothes and makeup make me feel beautiful and so happy. I love dresses, brooches and nice jackets and shoes too. I can dress up with my friends and my Sister and I love when people tell me my outfits are very nice.

⁠⁠I loved going to Fashion Week this year. I just love fashion so much and it was great to be invited as an influencer. To see all the beautiful people wearing beautiful clothes, sit front-row with my Mum, brother and fashion-sister Faye. We watched the adaptive clothing and fully inclusive shows, which showed how beautiful we all are, regardless of disability, size, shape, sexuality or gender.⁠⁠

I have two jobs in my local community. I work at the Blackbird Thirroul cafe. It’s a fun job. I love how happy it makes me. I get to make coffees, iced teas, talk to the customers, clean the tables and serve all the nice people that come in.⁠⁠

I also work at the The Thirroul Collective, I get to look at all the nice clothes, look at the crystals and candles and I get to meet lots of nice customers. Being at work makes me feel happy because I have people helping and teaching me.⁠⁠

Having a disability can be hard work and tiring. Sometimes it’s too much for me to do too many things. The people around me help me feel confident because I know I’m not alone.⁠⁠

I hope my future involves more music, dancing and more modelling for Instagram. I want to travel, go to Hollywood and Summer Bay and meet Guy Sebastian.

One day I want to get married, have a nice wedding, with everyone looking at me in my beautiful dress, with my family and friends.⁠⁠

You can follow more of influencer, model, barista and retail assistant Simone Erdedi’s good life here.

In our social media series #StoriesOfTheGoodLife we explore what a good life means for people with disability. People from all walks of life, living rich, full and meaningful lives on their own terms.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.    


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