Stella Young is a writer, comedian and disability advocate. Stella was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic condition she describes as "having really dodgy bones". Consequently, she uses a wheelchair.
As the editor of ABC's Ramp Up website, Stella's keen to challenge perceptions of disability. For her, disability is more often defined by poor access in built environments and inconsiderate behaviour than a person's physicality. Stella's advocacy began as a teenager in country Victoria, when she conducted a wheelchair access audit of her local main street. More recently, she's been heavily involved in the debate over Australia's need for a national disability insurance scheme.