Disability Episodes

Jan. 9, 2023

Disability representation in media – with Jeremy Andrew Davis

Jeremy Andrew Davis is a screenwriter, film director, and consultant for disability representation in media. He describes himself as multi-disabled with several neurodivergencies as well as chronic illnesses. As a recognized name in disability, he...

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Oct. 31, 2022

Down Syndrome advocacy, competitive swimming, modeling and more – wit…

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and I'm excited to host my first podcast guest who is talking about Down syndrome! Mary Borman is an ambassador for Down syndrome and 2018 Self-Advocate of the Year for the National Down Syndrome …

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May 9, 2022

Dyspraxia, journalism and life-changing storytelling – with Nadine Dr…

Nadine Drummond is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker from London with roots in Jamaica. A former producer and reporter at CNN and Al Jazeera, she now develops media and content strategy for 14 African countries in her role at the …

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April 25, 2022

Nonspeaking autistic self advocacy – with Noah Seback

Noah Seback cannot speak -- however, he has a lot to say. Noah is a nonspeaking autistic young man with apraxia, which has made it impossible for him to communicate reliably for most of his life. Then, at the age …

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March 28, 2022

Coming of age with Crouzon syndrome – with Ariel Henley

As a child, Ariel Henley's face was compared to a Picasso painting. This horrifying comment didn’t come from a schoolyard bully. It was written in a magazine article about Ariel and her experience growing up with Crouzon syndrome, a congenital...

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Feb. 28, 2022

Limb difference, disability and workplace diversity – with Ruth Rathb…

For 25 years, Ruth Rathblott hid her limb difference. She doesn't hide it anymore. As she explained in her recent TEDx Talk: when she stopped hiding, she found freedom. Ruth has been a leader in nonprofit organizations for more than …

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Feb. 21, 2022

Phenomenally Autistic – with Ayanna Davis

Ayanna Davis, also known as phenomenallyautistic on social media, is an autism advocate who was born & raised in Westchester County, New York. Along with being autistic, she has survived over 300 seizures, is living with chronic illnesses and has...

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Dec. 6, 2021

Life with cerebral palsy – education, athletics & disability advocacy…

Travis Davis remembers the first time he realized the impact of sharing his story -- a simple lunchtime conversation that encouraged him to start talking about his life with cerebral palsy. Since that pivotal conversation, Travis has become a TEDx...

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Nov. 22, 2021

Art, Autism, Activism – with Margaux Wosk, Retrophiliac Art

Margaux Wosk is a non-binary, autistic artist residing in Canada, and the owner of Retrophiliac, their own art business. They are bridging the gap between activism, advocacy and art to bring a message of acceptance to the world. During this …

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March 15, 2021

Episode 124: Authentic representation of people with disabilities in …

Julia Ward is an actor and filmmaker whose award-winning documentary, in.clu.sion, is raising awareness about the authentic representation of people with disabilities in the media. Julia is also a senior in high school, and filmed in.clu.sion during...

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Aug. 24, 2020

Episode 109: Struggling and thriving with dyslexia -- with Angelica G…

Angelica Goncalves is an adult who has lived with dyslexia all her life. She was diagnosed at the age of six. Growing up, people told her she would never succeed or achieve her goals, but with the support of her …

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June 28, 2020

Episode 105: Moving forward after a stroke with Marcia Moran

Marcia Moran was a successful business strategist who had been building her business over the last 20+ years. She thought she had life by the tail, but little did she know what was in store. After suffering a major stroke …

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March 30, 2020

Episode 96: How para-powerlifter Garrison Redd is disabling limitatio…

Garrison Redd is a TEDx speaker, para-powerlifter, model, dancer, and most of all, an advocate for disabled rights. He founded an organization called “TheGarrisonReddProject” to provide resources and services that improve the well-being of...

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Jan. 14, 2019

Episode 43: Becky Curran – Advocating for disability inclusion

Becky Curran is the Disability Equality Index (DEI) Director at Disability:IN, where she is responsible for managing the overall DEI program. Born with achondroplastic dwarfism, Becky talks about her life & career as an advocate for increasing...

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Oct. 29, 2018

Episode 34: Jake Melton – Minimalism, Simplicity and “Cutting the Cra…

Jake Melton is a keynote speaker, author and change expert who focuses on minimalism and simplicity. As the Founder of the J.B. Melton Group, LLC., he helps organizations streamline, improve people processes, find peace, reduce stress, increase...

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