IF THERE is any message Jacqui Meyers wants to get across to the wider community it's don't judge me on my disability.
And Mrs Meyers will do just that after getting hand-picked as an ambassador for this year's Don't Dis My Ability campaign, spreading the message that disabled people can live full happy lives despite facing a set of challenges separate to their able-bodied counterparts.
"I always give everything a go," Mrs Meyers, who lives with Down syndrome, said yesterday.
"No matter what it is, I always try."
As part of a community housing program, Mrs Meyers lives with her husband Kane and their dog, Barney, and spends her time working at Kurrajong Recyclers, while also focusing on her artistic talents, including painting and drawing.
Mrs Meyers has played leading roles in the All Abilities Theatre Company and has starred in a short film, Love Ability.
"I try to get involved in lots of artistic stuff like community theatre," Mrs Meyers said.
"I love acting and being part of projects in the community.
Chosen as one of only 19 ambassadors from across the state, Mrs Meyers will speak about disability at community functions, and will involved in magazine Made You Look, which is part of the Don't Dis My Ability initiative.
Minister for Ageing and Disability John Ajaka said the ambassadors represent the dynamic and diverse lives lived by people with a disability.
"The campaign is about changing the public perception of disability and recognising people for what they do, not their ability," he said.