March 15, 2021

Episode 124: Authentic representation of people with disabilities in the media – with Julia Ward

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...


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 lockdown in 2020.

During this episode, Julia shares:

  • How her brother Spencer inspired her to film in.clu.sion
  • The challenges and benefits of filming during lockdown -- including how she got interviews with actors Cole Sibus and Mat Fraser and director Peter Farrelly
  • How her film discusses issues with the representation of people with disabilities in movies and television
  • The reaction her film has received from the public
  • Her goals and plans for the future

You can watch in.clu.sion on Amazon Prime and find out more about Julia on her official website.

Watch the video of this interview on YouTube!

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Click here for the episode transcript.