Speaker: Olivia Shivas

Young mixed-race woman with white top looking at the camera

About Olivia

Olivia Shivas is a multimedia journalist specialising in disability issues and currently editor at The D*List. As a wheelchair-user herself and being mixed-race (Chinese/Malaysian and European), she is passionate about empowering underrepresented and marginalised groups, and she has used her experiences to positively influence and invest into others.

Her interest in journalism and disability issues has taken her to study reporting at the University of Helsinki in Finland, and she has spent time volunteering at a school for disabled children in Malaysia.

She is also the producer and presenter on a podcast called What's Wrong With You? which gives an honest and humorous insight into the lives of disabled people, covering topics from sex to travel and religion.

Olivia is co-presenting with Red Nicholson.