Ableism with Shona Eakin – Ep. #003

In this episode we are joined by Shona Eakin, CEO of Voices for Independence, an organization that strives to empower people with disabilities and promote independent living, We talk about ableism, the challenges faced by the disability community, discrimination faced in favor of able-bodied people, and the importance of opening conversations with all ages of our community to better advocate for and understand each other better.

A Culturally Conscious Conversation is a series of talks that takes a look at how we all can be more mindful about how we talk with and relate to each other at work, at home and in the community – no matter what culture or background we come from.

It is hosted by our own Brenda Savelli, & Brandon Wiley, a Licensed Professional Counselor/CEO and Founder of OpenedEyes – a nonprofit organization that focuses on self-development & cultural competence.