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Around one billion people in the world have some kind of disability. This podcast provides a platform where we can hear stories from amazing disability advocacy champions both with and without disabilities. There are two separate sub-series embedded in the Traipsin' Global On Wheels Podcast -- the general disability advocacy focused series and a separate series focusing on how climate change affects people with disabilities. The two sub-series are described in detail below. The TGOW Disability Advocacy Podcast is a series brought to you by Traipsin’ Global on Wheels. It is dedicated to highlighting the impressive people involved with disability rights advocacy today. Guests range from Paralympians to senators to Guinness World Record holders. Every guest offers a unique, entertaining, and invaluable look into the modern disability community. The aim is to spread inspiring stories and messages, and thus, hopefully provide the impetus for others to take action themselves. Change does not happen without first better understanding the myriad of existing problems. It also requires a collaborative effort where ideas are exchanged, and stories are shared. The TGOW Podcast Hour aims to satisfy those two requirements by offering a platform to those who are working towards a more inclusive, fair, and equal world. Get involved in the movement today by pressing play! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Environmental Issues through a Disability Lens is also brought to you by Traipsin’ Global on Wheels. It focuses in depth on climate change and its coexisting relationship with disability. Join us as a variety of climate activists, politicians, and scientists weigh in on the progress of climate change activism and how we can and should move forward in combatting this constant threat. The disability community is more likely to be affected by the repercussions of climate change than many other demographics. This makes it vital that questions are asked, and answers are given. In this series, we hope to have pressing questions and concerns answered, while also generating curiosity and establishing a launching point for activism of your own. The world is ours collectively, and we must work together. But first, we need to listen and hear one another’s ideas, because to solve a collective problem, you need collective input. If you have any questions/inquiries about the podcast please email traipsinglobalonwheels@gmail.com

Around one billion people in the world have some kind of disability. This podcast provides a platform where we can hear stories from amazing disability advocacy champions both with and without disabilities. There are two separate sub-series embedded in the Traipsin' Global On Wheels Podcast -- the general disability advocacy focused series and a separate series focusing on how climate change affects people with disabilities. The two sub-series are described in detail below. The TGOW Disability Advocacy Podcast is a series brought to you by Traipsin’ Global on Wheels. It is dedicated to highlighting the impressive people involved with disability rights advocacy today. Guests range from Paralympians to senators to Guinness World Record holders. Every guest offers a unique, entertaining, and invaluable look into the modern disability community. The aim is to spread inspiring stories and messages, and thus, hopefully provide the impetus for others to take action themselves. Change does not happen without first better understanding the myriad of existing problems. It also requires a collaborative effort where ideas are exchanged, and stories are shared. The TGOW Podcast Hour aims to satisfy those two requirements by offering a platform to those who are working towards a more inclusive, fair, and equal world. Get involved in the movement today by pressing play! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Environmental Issues through a Disability Lens is also brought to you by Traipsin’ Global on Wheels. It focuses in depth on climate change and its coexisting relationship with disability. Join us as a variety of climate activists, politicians, and scientists weigh in on the progress of climate change activism and how we can and should move forward in combatting this constant threat. The disability community is more likely to be affected by the repercussions of climate change than many other demographics. This makes it vital that questions are asked, and answers are given. In this series, we hope to have pressing questions and concerns answered, while also generating curiosity and establishing a launching point for activism of your own. The world is ours collectively, and we must work together. But first, we need to listen and hear one another’s ideas, because to solve a collective problem, you need collective input. If you have any questions/inquiries about the podcast please email traipsinglobalonwheels@gmail.com

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Around one billion people in the world have some kind of disability. This podcast provides a platform where we can hear stories from amazing disability advocacy champions both with and without disabilities. There are two separate sub-series embedded in the Traipsin' Global On Wheels Podcast -- the general disability advocacy focused series and a separate series focusing on how climate change affects people with disabilities. The two sub-series are described in detail below. The TGOW Disability Advocacy Podcast is a series brought to you by Traipsin’ Global on Wheels. It is dedicated to highlighting the impressive people involved with disability rights advocacy today. Guests range from Paralympians to senators to Guinness World Record holders. Every guest offers a unique, entertaining, and invaluable look into the modern disability community. The aim is to spread inspiring stories and messages, and thus, hopefully provide the impetus for others to take action themselves. Change does not happen without first better understanding the myriad of existing problems. It also requires a collaborative effort where ideas are exchanged, and stories are shared. The TGOW Podcast Hour aims to satisfy those two requirements by offering a platform to those who are working towards a more inclusive, fair, and equal world. Get involved in the movement today by pressing play! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Environmental Issues through a Disability Lens is also brought to you by Traipsin’ Global on Wheels. It focuses in depth on climate change and its coexisting relationship with disability. Join us as a variety of climate activists, politicians, and scientists weigh in on the progress of climate change activism and how we can and should move forward in combatting this constant threat. The disability community is more likely to be affected by the repercussions of climate change than many other demographics. This makes it vital that questions are asked, and answers are given. In this series, we hope to have pressing questions and concerns answered, while also generating curiosity and establishing a launching point for activism of your own. The world is ours collectively, and we must work together. But first, we need to listen and hear one another’s ideas, because to solve a collective problem, you need collective input. If you have any questions/inquiries about the podcast please email traipsinglobalonwheels@gmail.com

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Episodes

Episode 62: Aaron 'Wheelz' Fotheringham | wheelchair motor cross athlete

1/19/2021
Aaron was born in 1992 with spina bifida, a developmental birth defect caused by the incomplete closure of the embryonic neural tube. At his birth, doctors had predicted that Fotheringham wouldn’t be able to sit independently. Aaron is known to be the pioneer of WCMX (wheelchair motor-cross).

Duration:00:13:31

Episode 61 : Dr. Erin Stuckey | Epidemiologist for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

1/12/2021
Dr. Erin Stuckey is an epidemiologist and Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focusing on polio eradication. They contribute to the last mile of Polio eradication by working with government and NGO partners to increase coverage of routine immunization and other essential health services in areas at high risk for polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Motivated to address health inequity worldwide, Erin is a Foreign Policy Interrupted Fellow and has over fifteen years of...

Duration:00:11:59

Episode 60: Sylvia Longmire | Founder of Spin the Globe

1/5/2021
Sylvia Longmire is an award-winning accessible travel writer, a service-disabled Air Force veteran, and the former Ms. Wheelchair USA 2016. She travels around the world, usually solo, in her power wheelchair to document the accessibility of her destinations through articles, photography, and video. Sylvia is also the owner of an accessible travel agency, President of the nonprofit scholarship fund The PreJax Foundation, and a staunch advocate for accessibility in Central Florida. She is a...

Duration:00:15:49

Episode 59: Amy Trigg | British Actress

12/29/2020
In this episode, British actress Amy Trigg shares what it’s like to be in the performing arts as a wheelchair user and to be one of the first actresses to play a role in Shakespeare plays. Amy also illuminates us with her understanding of why true representation of people with disabilities in the media is so crucial

Duration:00:09:24

ENVS Episode 19: Prof. Eugene Pandala | Indian Architect

12/22/2020
Eugene Pandala is an Indian architect, known for building with values of environmental sustainability. He studied Masters in Urban Design from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and his Fellowship in Heritage Conservation at University of York and at Fort Brockhurst (English Heritage Training Centre) in U.K. Pandala while studying at Delhi School of Planning and Architecture met the legendary architect Hassan Fathy, and was inspired to build with mud.In 2011, Lalith Kala Academy...

Duration:00:10:34

ENVS Episode 18: Laura Garcia | CEO of Global Greengrants Fund

12/15/2020
Laura is a Mexican feminist who has advocated for human rights, social justice, and civil society throughout her career. Before joining Global Greengrants, Laura served for seven years as the Executive Director of Fondo Semillas, a Mexican nonprofit organization that finances grassroots organizations to achieve gender equality. Laura has vast experience in grassroots philanthropy, human rights, and movements for social justice, and she has co-created networks to promote community...

Duration:00:20:36

ENVS Episode 17: Roie Galitz | Wildlife Photographer and Environmental Diplomat

12/8/2020
Roie Galitz is an award-winning, NYC based, wildlife photographer and entrepreneur. For over a decade, he has been exploring and documenting our planet’s wildlife and nature, from the Arctic to the Antarctic. His intimate and innovative work was presented in local and international exhibitions, featured in exclusive magazines and honored with over 70 international awards, including the prestigious Picture of the Year for reportage of Science and Natural History. With equal passion and...

Duration:00:15:28

ENVS Episode 16: Tammy Duckworth | Senator of Illinois

12/1/2020
Sen. Tammy Duckworth is the junior Democratic senator from Illinois. She has served since Jan 3, 2017. Duckworth is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023 unless re-elected. Since her recovery at Walter Reed, Duckworth has dedicated her life to public service, advocating on behalf of disability rights and Veterans. She served as the Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs where she implemented many first-in-the-nation programs for Veterans, especially in...

Duration:00:13:47

ENVS Episode 16: Tammy Duckworth | Senator Of Illinois

11/16/2020
Since her recovery at Walter Reed, Duckworth has dedicated her life to public service, advocating on behalf of disability rights and Veterans. She served as the Director of Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs where she implemented many first-in-the-nation, programs for Veterans, especially in the areas of health care, mental health, housing and employment. She also initiated a new grant program, awarding lottery funds to non-profits working on Veterans disability, homelessness,...

Duration:00:19:32

ENVS Episode 15: Jeff Merkley | Senator of Oregon

10/8/2020
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley has been serving Oregon in Congress since 2009. Born in the timber town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Senator Merkley is the son of a millwright and the first in his family to attend college. He earned an undergraduate degree from Stanford and graduate degree in Public Policy at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In 1991, he returned to Oregon to lead Portland's Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit that empowers low-income families...

Duration:00:45:53

ENVS Episode 14: Elizabeth Wright | Paralympian and Climate Advocate

10/3/2020
Elizabeth was born in Sydney, Australia, with a birth defect called "Congenital Limb Deficiency," meaning she is missing half her right arm, half her right leg, and a missing finger on her left hand with two finger's fused together. At the age of 13 Elizabeth decided she wanted to swim at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. With determination and focus she started her swimming career, resulting in her achieving her Paralympic dreams, having competed at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games and the...

Duration:00:48:33

ENVS Episode 13: Julian Mocine-McQueen | Co-founder of Million Person Project

10/1/2020
Julian Mocine-McQueen is an Oakland Ca. native raised in rural Northern California. He brings years of organizing, facilitation and training experience to his role as the co-founder, Training Director and Lead Facilitator for the Million Person Project. The Million Person Project exists to support leaders to harness the power of personal narrative to serve the most important movements of our time. In addition to his work with the Million Person Project, Julian utilizes story to help...

Duration:00:47:44

ENVS Episode 12: Vanessa Nakate | Uganda Climate Activist

9/29/2020
Vanessa Nakate is a climate activist from Uganda. She was the First Fridays For Future climate activist in Uganda and founder of the Rise up Climate Movement in order to amplify the voices of activists from Africa. Her work includes raising awareness to the danger of climate change, the causes and the impacts. She led the campaign for Save Congo rain forest which is facing massive deforestation. This campaign later spread to other regions from Africa to Europe. She is also working on a...

Duration:01:01:40

ENVS Episode 11: Jen Wang | Ph.D. Behavioral and Data Scientist

9/24/2020
Jen Wang has over a decade's worth of experiences applying interdisciplinary approaches to address issues of environmental sustainability. Originally from the Canadian prairies, she's since worked around the globe while at organizations such as the World Bank and the UK Behavioral Insights Team. She's also launched several organizations across North America to promote interdisciplinary cross-pollination and creativity, has led teams across public, academic, and private sectors, and continues...

Duration:01:00:15

ENVS Episode 10: Congressman Jim Langevin of Rhode Island

9/22/2020
Born April 22, 1964, Langevin is the first quadriplegic to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. At the age of 16, Langevin was injured while working with the Warwick Police Department in the Boy Scout Explorer program. A gun accidentally discharged and a bullet struck Langevin, leaving him paralyzed. This is how Rep. Langevin recalled that moment, “I was in the locker room of the police station one afternoon getting ready to go on my shift. Two police officers were looking at a new...

Duration:00:45:31

ENVS Episode 9: Gene Baur | Founder and President of Farm Sanctuary

9/17/2020
Gene Baur is President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary, America’s premier farm animal sanctuary and advocacy organization. Hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by TIME magazine, for more than 30 years, Baur has traveled extensively around the country, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and our current food system. Credited with initiating passage of the first U.S. laws to prohibit cruel farming confinement methods, winning the...

Duration:00:59:51

ENVS Episode 8: Bob Inglis | Former Congressman

9/15/2020
Bob Inglis is the Executive Director of republicEn.org. He was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992, having never run for office before. He represented Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, from 1993-1998, unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings in 1998, and then returned to the practice of commercial real estate law in Greenville, S.C. In 2004, he was re-elected to Congress and served until losing re- election in the South Carolina Republican primary of 2010. In 2011, Inglis...

Duration:00:55:53

ENVS Episode 7: Jhannel Tomlinson | Jamaican Youth Climate Activist

9/10/2020
Jhannel Tomlinson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geography and Geology, UWI, Mona whose research for the past four years, has sought to assess the capacity of Community-based Organizations in eastern Jamaica to effectively support climate action. In addition to her academic work, she is a youth climate activist who is a member of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), Jamaica, Country representative for YPARD Jamaica, and co- founder of Young People for Action on Climate...

Duration:00:39:46

ENVS Episode 6: Alex Ghenis | Founder of Accessible Climate Strategies

9/8/2020
Alex Ghenis is the founder of Accessible Climate Strategies and a consultant on climate resilience for people with disabilities. As the world changes, people with disabilities must be prepared for what's ahead: Alex provides information and services to government, organizations and individuals to ensure our well-being. Alex was previously a Policy and Research Specialist at the World Institute on Disability, where he managed the New Earth Disability initiative, and he continues to support...

Duration:00:50:39

Episode 58: Chella Man | Genderqueer actor, model, YouTuber

9/4/2020
Chella Man emerged in 2018 as one of the best LGBTQ+ advocates on the internet, as the deaf, trans, artist known as Chella Man documented his entire transition on social media to his combined audience of nearly 500K. Launching his channel in an effort to empower and educate people about gender dysphoria, the model has become a forefront voice for equity and genderqueer activism. Becoming the first deaf trans model to sign with IMG in 2018, Chella was also named to the Out100 list by GLAAD....

Duration:00:27:34