Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Young Australian of the Year

State and Territory Recipient

2019 QLD Young Australian of the Year

Ms Angel Dixon

State: Queensland

The first agency signed model with a physical impairment to feature in a national television campaign, Angel Dixon challenges Australians’ perceptions of disability. She is a passionate activist for disability inclusion. She is a blogger, speaker, advocacy manager for not-for-profit, Starting With Julius, CEO of the Attitude Foundation and designer of an upcoming range of walking canes.

The first agency signed model with a physical impairment to feature in a national television campaign Angel Dixon's mission is to challenge societies perception of disability.

The two-time Mercedes Benz Fashion Week model is a passionate activist for disability inclusion and human rights.

Aware of the power that the media has in forming perceptions, Angel is advocacy manager for not-for-profit organisation, Starting With Julius, and CEO of the Attitude Foundation. Both organisations seek to accelerate the inclusion of people with disability through the creation of authentic media and education on inclusive principals.

Angel is also a member of the steering committee for NOW Australia, a not-for-profit that provides support for people who have experienced workplace sexual harassment.

A remarkable public speaker and blogger, Angel's other passion is design. She's currently working on a line of walking canes that will be marketed as a fashion accessory – making buying a mobility tool a more positive experience and helping change attitudes towards disability.

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