Connect Collective: Megumi Kawada

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Connect Collective: An interview with Megumi Kawada

A podcast celebrating the things that bring us together

About Meg:

Megumi Kawada has loved music since she was a toddler, ranging from Japanese nursery rhymes to Paul Kelly and Missy Higgins. Writing songs from the age of 12, she continues to dedicate herself to her lyric writing and composition as well as voice training and learning some instruments.

Megumi lives with cerebral palsy and autism and is currently completing Year 12 at Dickson College. Outside of school, Megumi is currently working on her debut EP with friends and teachers from The Bec Taylor School of Music. Megumi listens to many different genres of music, her favourite having always been folk rock and acoustic pop. She particularly enjoys songs that have guitar and piano. She draws inspiration for her lyrics from her own life, daily experiences, social commentary and anything else she finds interesting. Artists like Ed Sheeran, Crowded House and Shakira keep her excitement and passion for music always at the forefront of what she does. Music will always be a way she will use to express herself and something she finds joy in.

Listen to Meg’s story:

Read full transcript here

About Connect Collective:

Connect Collective aims to acknowledge, celebrate and inform the community about the exciting and diverse hobbies and passions of people with disabilities. Join Ruth O’Brien as she discovers more about these extraordinary members of our community.

This project is supported by the ACT Government as part of their 2021 I-Day Celebrations.

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