Monique Murphy is an Australian Paralympic swimmer whose achievements include winning silver in the women’s 400m event at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, being ranked world no.1 in 400m freestyle and world no.5 in butterfly in the s10 classification in 2017, competing in 2 world championships and 4 Australian short course championships and is a team leader of the Australian Para Dolphins. Monique was diagnosed with endometriosis last year and has since become an ambassador for Qendo, as well as a Lifeline ambassador.

Monique spoke candidly to us about the fateful night in 2014 where she fell from a fifth floor balcony which resulted in amputation below the knee, her accidental path to the Paralympics, and the tumultuous journey with endometriosis. While 'inspiring' jumps to mind when describing Monique, she is also fiercely passionate and driven, and had us laughing from start to finish of the episode.

 

Host: Ella Smith & Georgina Mallon

Podcast length: 52 mins

 

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