Tam’s housemate Paula inspired her to start cooking.

“When I came around for a sleepover she was baking,” says Tam, a young woman with a disability, who recently celebrated her 21st birthday.

With her support person, Tam developed her cooking skills. “I love spaghetti, and that was the first thing I wanted to learn how to make,” she said. “I can cook meals on my own, and the best part is sharing my cooking with others.”

“I feel happy when I give to other people,” says Tam. Making a cup of tea for her flatmate is just another one of the nice things she likes to do for other people in the kitchen.