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The Seneca Women Podcast Network is now featuring Equal Too: Achieving Disability Equality. Equal Too is a special six-part series produced by Harder Than You Think, creators of the double Emmy Award winning documentary Rising Phoenix and P&G Studios.

Equal Too provides a series of highly entertaining, stimulating and well informed podcast episodes setting new standards of how we think about and discuss disability. Host and executive producer Sophie Morgan and executive producer Sinéad Burke will be talking about key issues, questions and topics around disability. Throughout the series they will be challenging perceptions, celebrating success by talking to the most informed and most famous professionals, influencers and activists such as Jameela Jamil and RJ Mitte. We will have a long term and enduring conversation about key themes of disability, seen through the lens of the Paralympic Games. The question we want to answer is how can the incredible decade that lies ahead of the Paralympic Movement help to transform the world for those who do and do not have a disability?

If you want to follow the Equal Too story and join the conversation, go to htyt.world where you will also find the transcript and video versions of the podcast, along with subtitles and a BSL signed version in the coming days.

For more information on Seneca Women, visit our website senecawomen.com, follow us on social media and download the Seneca Women app free in the App Store.

Equal Too: Achieving Disability Equality iHeartPodcasts, Harder Than You Think, and Seneca Women Podcast Network

    • Society & Culture

The Seneca Women Podcast Network is now featuring Equal Too: Achieving Disability Equality. Equal Too is a special six-part series produced by Harder Than You Think, creators of the double Emmy Award winning documentary Rising Phoenix and P&G Studios.

Equal Too provides a series of highly entertaining, stimulating and well informed podcast episodes setting new standards of how we think about and discuss disability. Host and executive producer Sophie Morgan and executive producer Sinéad Burke will be talking about key issues, questions and topics around disability. Throughout the series they will be challenging perceptions, celebrating success by talking to the most informed and most famous professionals, influencers and activists such as Jameela Jamil and RJ Mitte. We will have a long term and enduring conversation about key themes of disability, seen through the lens of the Paralympic Games. The question we want to answer is how can the incredible decade that lies ahead of the Paralympic Movement help to transform the world for those who do and do not have a disability?

If you want to follow the Equal Too story and join the conversation, go to htyt.world where you will also find the transcript and video versions of the podcast, along with subtitles and a BSL signed version in the coming days.

For more information on Seneca Women, visit our website senecawomen.com, follow us on social media and download the Seneca Women app free in the App Store.

    The Decade Ahead

    The Decade Ahead

    This episode features Michael Johnson, Clare Balding, Andrew Parsons, Bebe Vio, Sarah Hirshland, Justin King and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 volunteer, Shigeru Kudo. After such bleak times and such uncertainty we reflect on what hosting the Tokyo Games has achieved. We will explore what is in store for the Paralympic Movement across the next decade and what this can help achieve for the wider 15% of disabled people.

    Following the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing in early 2022, the Games head to Paris in 2024, Milano Cortina in 2026 and LA in 2028. Will host cities like Paris become better places for disabled people to live in as a result of hosting the Games? Will holding the Games in LA lead to better representation for disabled talent in Hollywood? Will the Paralympic Games help to change attitudes towards disability? 

    To wrap up the series, Sophie Morgan and Sinéad Burke reflect on what they have learned through the making of this podcast and what this can mean for the future.

    Hosted by Sophie Morgan and executive produced by Sophie Morgan and Sinéad Burke, Equal Too has been created by Harder Than You Think, the award winning team behind Emmy award winning Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix, and P&G Studios. The podcast aims to continue the conversation that the documentary started.
     
    Equal Too: Achieving Disability Equality is a new special six-part series, featured on Seneca's Conversations on Power and Purpose series, that explores the biggest challenges faced by the disabled community and starts a conversation about what is needed to drive equality.

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    • 44 min
    The Hunt for Employment Equality

    The Hunt for Employment Equality

    This episode features Liz Johnson, Charles Catherine, Haben Girma, Esther Verburg, Hank Prybylski, Facundo Chávez Penillas, Christina Mallon, Dan Brooke, Eddie Ndopu and Nilofar Bayat. When Sir Ludwig Guttmann formed the Paralympic movement after World War II, his vision was to use sport to rehabilitate Disabled people back into society to become taxpayers. 70 years later, how much has his vision been achieved? We will talk to experts, brand representatives, entrepreneurs, activists and athletes about their experiences, the challenges and inequality facing Disabled people around the world but also the progress and aspirations for a more equal world moving forward.

    Hosted by Sophie Morgan and executive produced by Sophie Morgan and Sinéad Burke, Equal Too has been created by Harder Than You Think, the award winning team behind Emmy award winning Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix, and P&G Studios. The podcast aims to continue the conversation that the documentary started.
     
    Equal Too: Achieving Disability Equality is a new special six-part series, featured on Seneca's Conversations on Power and Purpose series, that explores the biggest challenges faced by the disabled community and starts a conversation about what is needed to drive equality.

    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    Design For All

    Design For All

    In Episode 4 we’re focussing on how our modern world was not built to include everyone. The big question in this episode is - If the world around us enabled us instead of disabled us, what would that look like? Sophie Morgan speaks to Yoshihiko Kawauchi, Katie Pennick, Dr Victor Pineda, Haben Girma, Michaël Jérémiasz, Sam Latif, Christina Mallon, Esther Verburg and Sinéad Burke to find out what is being done to design a world for everyone.

    Featured among the guests is Yoshihiko Kawauchi, an architect and wheelchair user who championed universal design in Japan, and who advised Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 on the design of venue construction for the Games. We’ll hear from him about his hopes for greater accessibility in Japan. Katie Pennick talks to us about the difficulty of inaccessibility in London, and how accessibility extends beyond just being able to get on public transport. Christina Mallon, head of inclusive design at Wunderman Thompson, works with brands on their inclusive advertising and marketing, and tells us about the revolutionary products she’s worked on. Esther Verburg, head of Sustainable Business and Innovation at Tommy Hilfiger, gives us the lowdown on Tommy’s groundbreaking accessible fashion line. Sam Latif, Company Accessibility Leader at P&G and a blind British woman, tells us how her lived experience and expertise resulted in company wide innovation.

    Hosted by Sophie Morgan and executive produced by Sophie Morgan and Sinéad Burke, Equal Too has been created by Harder Than You Think, the award winning team behind Emmy award winning Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix, and P&G Studios. The podcast aims to continue the conversation that the documentary started.
     
    Equal Too: Achieving Disability Equality is a new special six-part series, featured on Seneca's Conversations on Power and Purpose series, that explores the biggest challenges faced by the disabled community and starts a conversation about what is needed to drive equality.

    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 33 min
    Accurate Representation Matters

    Accurate Representation Matters

    In episode 3 we turn the spotlight on the fashion and film industries to find out why they are still playing catch up on becoming truly representative of the disabled community. We’ll hear from Jameela Jamil, RJ Mitte, Sinéad Burke, Eryn Brown, Keely Cat Wells, Jim LeBrecht, Christina Mallon and Ellie Cole, who each have their story to tell about ableism in fashion and media.

    Jameela Jamil tells us about battling entertainment industry ableism as a performer with an invisible disability, while RJ Mitte tells us about how he purposefully normalized his disability in the early days of his career. We talk to CEO Keely Cat Wells, who was denied an acting job due to her disability, and now runs a talent agency for disabled talent and LA mega talent agent Eryn Brown, who herself has a disability and knows discrimination only too well, and has just started a 1 in 4’ campaign ‘aimed at instigating change in Hollywood. What will it take to change? In fashion - if 15% of the world is disabled, why aren’t 15% of catwalk models? Sinéad Burke who advocates for accessible design in fashion and was the first Little Person to feature on the cover of Vogue, speaks to us about what can be done.

    Hosted by Sophie Morgan and executive produced by Sophie Morgan and Sinéad Burke, Equal Too has been created by Harder Than You Think, the award winning team behind Emmy award winning Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix, and P&G Studios. The podcast aims to continue the conversation that the documentary started.

    Equal Too: Achieving Disability Equality is a new special six-part series, featured on Seneca's Conversations on Power and Purpose series, that explores the biggest challenges faced by the disabled community and starts a conversation about what is needed to drive equality.

    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    How We Change the Law

    How We Change the Law

    Episode two in the series will explore how the rights of disabled people are changing and what more needs to be done to create a more equal world moving forward. Featuring Jameela Jamil, Chantal Petitclerc, Eddie Ndopu, Pilar Jauregui, Deborah McFadden, Haben Girma and Tatyana McFadden, we’ll discuss the legislative progress that has been made but also why some current legislation may not empower or protect disabled people as much as they should.

    In this episode, we talk to sports stars, politicians and activists about their experiences, the laws they are fighting to change, the barriers they are trying to break down and their greatest achievements in this space so far. 

    Hosted by Sophie Morgan and executive produced by Sophie Morgan and Sinéad Burke, Equal Too has been created by Harder Than You Think, the award winning team behind Emmy award winning Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix, and P&G Studios. The podcast aims to continue the conversation that the documentary started.

    Equal Too: Achieving Disability Equality is a new special six-part series, featured on Seneca's Conversations on Power and Purpose series, that explores the biggest challenges faced by the disabled community and starts a conversation about what is needed to drive equality.

    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    The Change We Made

    The Change We Made

    This is the first episode in a series of conversations asking how we achieve equality for disabled people. This episode takes a look back at the history and the legacy of the Paralympic Movement and the impact it has had on host cities and beyond. Featuring Paralympians, Olympians and influential figures in the Paralympic Movement, including Michael Johnson, Tanni Grey Thompson, Xavi Gonzalez, Dai Tamesue, Juan Pablo Salazar, Dan Brooke and actor RJ Mitte. 

    Hosted by Sophie Morgan and executive produced by Sophie Morgan and Sinéad Burke, Equal Too has been created by Harder Than You Think, the award winning team behind Emmy award winning Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix, and P&G Studios. The podcast aims to continue the conversation that the documentary started. 

    Equal Too: Achieving Disability Equality is a new special six-part series, featured on Seneca's Conversations on Power and Purpose series, that explores the biggest challenges faced by the disabled community and starts a conversation about what is needed to drive equality.

    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 26 min

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