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Voices Of Experience : Episode 11 - Kaya Kannan

For the 11th episode of Voices Of Experience,  I was joined by Kaya Kannan who is a disability stigma activist.

In this episode, Kaya and I spoke about the stigma she's experienced due to her physical disability. Kaya also explored disability stigma in South Asian communities through her own experiences.

Following our dialogue around her personal experiences,  Kaya and I spoke about what able-bodied individuals such as myself can do to tackle disability stigma in our homes, communities & wider society.

It was such an honour to speak to Kaya, especially in the context of me knowing her for 17 years through secondary school. It's a joy to see Kaya continue on her journey of self-acceptance and we at EBE will be supporting every step of the way.

Further reading & support on disability stigma:

Celebrating disability

Disability Action Alliance


The Disabilities Trust

5 things able bodied people can do to make life easier for disabled people