35 min

Disability awareness in sports and beyond Benched

    • Sports

Katie Sorenson, a former UNC student-athlete and current Occupational Therapist, joins Benched Host Jules Micchia to share her story of living with a disability and how sports enhanced her life. It all starts with a letter from UNC inviting her to try out for the rowing team leading to a bet (1:47), followed by an outline of the real barriers in the world for people with disabilities (8:31) and how colleges can make a change (12:02). Later, how a tennis match led to international adventures (18:40), and an out-of-body experience at a Thailand orphanage for children with disabilities (20:27). Finally, a push for the conversation about diversity and inclusion to be more comprehensive and include people with disabilities (33:10).

Katie Sorenson, a former UNC student-athlete and current Occupational Therapist, joins Benched Host Jules Micchia to share her story of living with a disability and how sports enhanced her life. It all starts with a letter from UNC inviting her to try out for the rowing team leading to a bet (1:47), followed by an outline of the real barriers in the world for people with disabilities (8:31) and how colleges can make a change (12:02). Later, how a tennis match led to international adventures (18:40), and an out-of-body experience at a Thailand orphanage for children with disabilities (20:27). Finally, a push for the conversation about diversity and inclusion to be more comprehensive and include people with disabilities (33:10).

35 min

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