Performed by Australian superstar and ARIA Nominee Casey Donovan, ‘How I Roll’ is a song that showcases the extraordinary spirit of female role models in wheelchair sport.
Inspired and funded by the NSW Office of Sport’s ‘HER SPORT HER WAY’ Strategy, ‘How I Roll’ recognises the importance of role models to encourage girls and women with disabilities to get involved in sport. Building on the phrase “if she can see it, she can be it”, this song and music video are designed to build new role models of various ages and abilities.
“Everyone needs someone to look up to”, says Eliza Ault-Connell, 2 x Paralympian and star of the music video. “In order for us to grow participation in wheelchair sport, we need to build more role models for girls and women with disabilities to know and love”.
The music video for ‘How I Roll’ features a number of emerging female athletes in wheelchair sport, from 9yrs to 38yrs of age. “Role models in wheelchair sport can be Paralympians, but they certainly don’t have to be,” Eliza explains.
“’How I Roll’ recognises that being a role model is less about what you do, and far more about how you do it. The girls and women in wheelchair sport are fast and tough, they like to play rough, just like the song says”.
All proceeds from buying or streaming HOW I ROLL will go to providing more opportunities for girls and women to get involved in the life-changing experience of wheelchair sport.
“Our female athletes are incredible, and everyone deserves the chance to see them in action,” says Mick Garnett, CEO of Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT who is behind the project.
“We know from experience that when people see the skills and determination our female athletes bring to their sport, they love them. We need to build the profiles of our role models to invite more girls and women with disabilities to roll with us,” Mick concludes.