The word inspirational is so frequently overused, it’s almost lost its meaning. However, when it comes to describing Rhiannon Tracey and her incredible life, it really is an understatement.
Already doing more in her 30 years than many hope to achieve in a lifetime, Rhiannon is a motivational speaker, wellness advocate and lifestyle influencer with a beautiful point of difference. While many may let a life-changing injury hold them back from living their dreams, Rhiannon has used it as further motivation to create a life she loves, helping and inspiring thousands along the way.
After a pool accident made her a quadriplegic just before her 21st Birthday, Rhiannon’s big plans for the future were suddenly put on hold. Understandably, she initially struggled to come to terms with her diagnosis of never walking again, but Rhiannon’s tenacious drive and determination saw her set out to prove the doctors wrong.
Everything happens for a reason. While it took many years to believe it, Rhiannon says her injury has given her a newfound purpose she never felt before, enabling her life to blossom into what it is today. In addition to now being able to walk short distances with the assistance of crutches, drive as well as own and ride her horse Henry, Rhiannon has also started a spinal injury rehabilitation charity and recovery centre called The Next Step, become the Napoleon Makeup Academy’s first ever quadriplegic graduate, launched her own freelance makeup business, grown an impressive blog and social media following and forged a career as a motivational speaker.
In 2016, Rhiannon was named Cosmopolitan’s ‘Game Changer’ Woman of the Year and has also been awarded 2012 Young Australian of the Year, 2013 Women’s Day Women of the Future nominee, 2014 Access & Inclusion