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    Michelle Murphy

    Michelle Murphy is a wife, creative designer, and mother of twin girls now living in Mandurah WA. After many years of trying for children and endless rounds of IVF, Michelle and her husband Kent were thrilled with the news they were expecting twins. The girls Kiana and Tyler made their entry into the world two months premature and spent many weeks in the hospital. As any mother of twins knows balancing the daily routine of working, raising children and running a home is difficult. After many years of doctor, psychiatrist and pediatrician appointments, Kiana was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. Michelle knew that she needed a personal outlet to enable her to function fully as a mother and turned her hand to designing and creating artistic jewelry utilizing the senses. Michelle now has a successful business which encompasses her passion and artistic flair. When Kiana decided to enter the Wearable Art competition, Michelle felt this would also be a good platform for her to further her creative flair while connecting further with her daughters. Together they worked on their art pieces, involving Tyler, who now models Michelle’s design. Michelle knows only too well the difficulties and heartbreak of raising a child with Asperger’s and the daily struggles. She is passionate about raising awareness and ensuring that children diagnosed with ASD feel inclusion and non-isolation.