Creative Director + Community Leader Grace Dlabik on Australia's Accessible Housing Crisis, On TDF Talks
Grace Dlabik is the founder of BE. ONE Creative (a creative agency) and BE. Collective – two hubs in the BE. ecosystem that exists to empower and platform young creatives, with a focus on championing people of colour. As well as being a creative director, community leader, mentor and advocate, Grace is also a mother. She and her son Elijah have a formidable partnership, and their relationship has been the guiding force in her life for nearly two decades. Elijah is a wheelchair user and in the 18 years of his life, they have never lived in a home that suits his accessibility needs.
Since we shared their story last year, the collective effort for greater awareness and action around Australia’s accessible housing crisis has gathered momentum, speed and legions of people. Now it’s making its its way to the Victorian parliament with the intention to implement legislative change on a national level. In true Grace form, she’s taking a whole lot of people to fight this systemic issue!
In this episode of TDF Talks, Lucy talks to Grace about building a creative community, being vulnerable in the public eye and tackling the country’s accessible housing crisis.