When Nathan Johnston was younger, people told him he was “dreaming” when he talked about starting his own business.
The 27-year-old lives with cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair and cannot read or write.
“All those hurtful things that got said to me by several different people, all of that’s driven me to where I’m at right now,” Mr Johnston said.
“It made me a bit angry — but it made me more determined.”
But today, on International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), his dream will become a reality, as he launches a social media platform with support from a major corporate.
Mr Johnston lives on a property on the far south coast of NSW, just outside of the Bega Valley.
He uses screen-reading technology to navigate his computer and phone.