Activist and advocate Sarah Kirwan joins the show today to share a piece of her own story and passions with us. An advocate for disability inclusion and equity for people with disabilities, Sarah is the founder and CEO of Eye Level Communication, where they help businesses deal with disabilities with confidence.
Listen in to learn why she is so passionate and driven to advocate for those with disabilities and get insight into what it’s like to have a non-apparent disability. Sarah also sheds light on what adaptive recreation and wellness is all about, how she has navigated the different aspects of her career thus far, the hurdles she has dealt with in the workplace, and how she envisions her retirement.
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What You’ll Learn:
- Who Sarah is and her experience in activism and advocacy.
- Her mission when it comes to the next generation of people with disabilities.
- Where the real issues lie when it comes to the challenges people with disabilities face.
- The value of connecting through shared experiences.
- The main challenges she faces within her work and because of her own disability.
- The importance of the conversation after a diagnosis.
- Where she draws her inspiration and energy from.
- How she envisions her retirement.
Ideas Worth Sharing:
- “Helping ensure that the next generation of people with disabilities don’t experience what a large majority of the current disability population has endured is really important to me.” - Sarah Kirwan
- “I love knowing that I’m making an impact and changing people's perceptions about disability and the disability community.” - Sarah Kirwan
- “It isn’t the disability that is the issue, it’s the fact that we work within systems and structures that weren’t created with all people in mind.” - Sarah Kirwan
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