The Heumann Perspective

Join Judy Heumann, an internationally recognized bad-ass disability activist, in conversation with disabled changemakers and their allies

34:46 2022-11-09
The transcript for this episode is available here. About Molly Joyce Composer and performer Molly Joyce has been deemed one of the "most versatile, prolific and intriguing composers working under the vast new-music dome" by The Washington Post. Her ...
43:36 2022-10-19
The transcript for this episode is available here. For our second episode of NDEAM, Judy interviews Kate Kalcevich and Carrie Morales. They both work for Fable, a company based in Toronto working on accessibility testing. Kate and Carrie disucss their ...
42:53 2022-10-05
The transcript for this episode is available here. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and our first episode of this month is with Meg O'Connell. She is the founder and CEO of Global Disability Inclusion working with companies on imp...
11:53 2022-10-03
I'm sharing a special episode from another podcast, A Slight Change of Plans, from Pushkin Industries. In this preview, civil rights icon Ruby Bridges shares what it was like to be the first African-American student to attend an all-white elementary schoo...
40:39 2022-09-21
This episode, Judy chats with journalist and podcaster, Lauren Ober. They discuss Lauren's new podcast called The Loudest Girl in the World. This is a narrative limited series podcast about Lauren's journey to discovering she is autistic at the age of 42....
42:48 2022-09-08
Next week, September 12th to 16th, is Disability Voting Rights Week. Learn more about it through this episode with Lilian Aluri from AAPD's REV UP Campaign, Dessa Cosma from Detroit Disability Power, and YT Bell from the Leadership Conference on Civil and...
44:03 2022-08-25
The transcript for this episode is available here. This episode is sponsored by Fable Pathways. Learn more here. This episode Judy interviews Chelsie Hill, the founder and CEO of Rollettes. Judy and Chelsie talk a lot about their time together at the R...
40:16 2022-08-11
The transcript for this episode is available here. This episode, Judy chats with the CEO of Girl Scouts Nation's Capital, Lidia Soto-Harmon. They discuss how the Girl Scouts are prioritizing inclusion and encouraging advocacy. Enjoy this trip down memory ...
41:11 2022-07-28
This episode, Judy interviews José André, a disabled piano prodigy. Jose is a self-taught musician who has performed internationally since the age of six. Enjoy Judy and José's discussion about his deep love of music and journey thus far. Plus, you'll ...
28:05 2022-07-13
To celebrate Disability Pride Month, this special episode elevates the voices of our listeners. We asked "What does disability pride mean to you?" and received submissions from all over the world. Enjoy hearing some of them in this podcast episode and sta...
40:19 2022-06-29
CONTENT WARNING: Please be advised that this episode mentions suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, and psychiatric hospitalization. This episode, Judy interviews Dior Vargas. Dior is a Queer Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist. Judy and Dior discus...
38:55 2022-06-15
This episode, Judy chats with Spencer West about his role in improving representation, the intersections of being gay and disabled, as well as the access differences he has discovered going from growing up in the U.S. to now living in Canada. The trans...
39:09 2022-06-01
This episode, Judy interviews Joshua Basile. They discusses Josh's experience acquiring a disability and his journey to becoming an advocate in many areas. He shares his goals for disabled people to thrive, not just survive by creating community, improvin...
43:57 2022-05-11
This episode, Judy chats with Ann Cody and Cheri Blauwet. Ann and Cheri are both retired Paralympic athletes who have filled many different roles as leaders in the area of sports and disability. Judy, Ann and Cheri discuss the importance of including disa...
36:55 2022-04-27
This episode, Judy interviews model, actor, producer, and advocate, Nyle DiMarco. Judy and Nyle chat about his journey from studying to become a math teacher, to winning America's Next Top Model and Dancing with the Stars, to creating his own production c...
42:32 2022-04-13
To honor the 45th anniversary of the 504 Sit-In that took place in 1977, Judy chats about the importance of teaching and learning about the history of the 504 Sit-In. The transcript for this episode is available on Google Docs. Dennis Billups is...
41:27 2022-03-30
This episode, Judy interviews actress, model, and social media content creator, Lauren 'Lolo' Spencer. Lolo and Judy chat about Lolo's impressive career path and aspirations, as well as her experience acquiring a disability as a teenager. Follow ...
39:25 2022-03-17
This episode, Judy interviews James Ian, and Zack and Zarek Elizondo. The three worked together with many others to create the song and music video SPACES, which was sponsered by Genentech as a part of the SMA My Way program, which was built to support an...
40:30 2022-03-02
This episode, Judy chats with her long-time friend, Colleen Starkloff. Colleen has expertise in many areas that are working towards fully integrating disabled people into society and enabling them to live independent, meaningful lives. The transcript f...
48:04 2022-02-17
This episode, Judy chats with Leroy Moore and Keith Jones, the co-founders of Krip Hop Nation. Enjoy their discussion with Judy about the work they're doing, together and individually, as artists and activists. The transcript for this episode is availa...
41:48 2022-02-02
CONTENT WARNING: Please be advised that this episode includes conversations involving suicide, bullying, anti-semitism, and PTSD. This episode, Judy interviews Brandon Farbstein. They discuss their many shared experiences of public speaking, Judaism,...
42:13 2022-01-19
This episode, Judy interviews Jillian Mercado. Jillian is a model, actress and activist. Judy and Jillian chat about her life and career, as well as her experience of being the representation she always yearned to see growing up. At the end of this episod...
38:11 2022-01-05
We're kicking off 2022 with a special edition episode! Kylie Miller, the producer of The Heumann Perspective, steps in to interview Judy and her co-author, Kristen Joiner. Together, they wrote "Being Heumann: An unrepentant memoir of a disability rights a...
31:49 2021-12-15
This episode, Judy chats with Pauline Castres about the relationship between environmental justice and disability. Pauline defines eco-ableism, describes how disabled people are disproportionately impacted by climate change, shares takeaways from COP26, e...
36:57 2021-12-01
This episode, Judy chats with the co-founders of Inevitable Foundation, Richie Siegel and Marisa Torelli-Pedevska. The Inevitable Foundation is a new non-profit organization dedicated to funding and mentoring professional disabled screenwriters. Their ult...
29:20 2021-11-10
This episode, Judy is joined by Kathi Wolfe. Kathi is a writer who works in both journalism and poetry. She often writes about topics involving the LGBTQ+ and disability communities. Judy and Kathi discuss her journey to poetry, characters she's created, ...
33:54 2021-10-27
Judy converses with Andrea Dalzell, also known as The Seated Nurse. She is a Registered Nurse committed to ensuring that healthcare is informed by disability. She advocates for the inclusion of disabled healthcare providers, as well as better care for dis...
27:03 2021-10-13
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Judy chats with Diego Mariscal and Hannah Frankl about their work supporting entrepreneurs with disabilities. Learn more about 2Gether-International at 2gether-international.org. Learn mo...
39:00 2021-09-28
This week, Judy is joined by Susan Reinhard. They chat about how vital it is to include disability in the conversation around aging and including aging in the conversation around disability as disability is a natural part of life and that people's disabil...
40:20 2021-09-15
In this episode, Judy chats with two bad-ass disabled, Asian American researchers and long-time friends, Teresa Nyugen and Sandy Ho Register for the 2021 Disability Intersectionality Summit by going to their Twitter page! Follow the Disability Intersectio...
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