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Episode 10 - Cory Lee: Global Jetsetter

Since meeting the expert for all things travel and disability related, Cory and I have spoken a couple of times. It was cool to hear about each others travels, blogs, communities, and so forth. However we hadn’t discussed what life was like growing up with the same condition (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) in different continents. Would schools be the same? Would friendships be the same? Would transport and leisure be the same? So when Cory agreed to be on my podcast, I was excited to...

Duration: 00:25:44

Episode 9 - Jason Wilsher-Mills: Technology and Art for Social Change

After a break over the summer, I’m back with a new podcast episode. This time with a fantastic disabled artist. Jason became disabled from chicken pox. Something I’d never heard of before. Through a journey of ups and downs, he’s doing his dream job. The thing that really fascinated me about Jasons work was his use of technology. He started out creating his art on his ipad. Now he’s onto digital augmentation and sculptures. As awesome are his creations, and intriguing are his...

Duration: 00:29:51

Episode 7 - Storme Toolis: Sexuality and Stereotypes

I first came across Storme Toolis in the Inbetweeners. Although not by name. I just remember the scene by the swimming pool. Where the lads realised they were stealing her family’s sunbed. Making her cry. However I found out she’d already had a far bigger break before… In this episode of The Martyn Sibley Show, we hear all about Stormes journey into acting. The dreams. The risk taking. The support. The set backs. Plus a bit about the future. She’s gone onto work in social education,...

Duration: 00:36:16

Episode 6 - Suzanne Bull - Music Without Barriers

When Suzanne Bull from Attitude is Everything agreed to be on the podcast, I was so excited. I really wanted to know how the progress for accessible music venues had been made. What had been difficult and joyful in getting there. Also what else lay ahead in their plans. It was fascinating to hear how most large venues are so much better now. Also how it’s the smaller venues that need advice and guidance on accessibility. Rome wasn’t built in a day. I hope you enjoy listening to this...

Duration: 00:29:21

Episode 5 - Liz Sayce - Community Participation and Universal Design

Recently I was lucky enough to interview Liz Sayce. Currently transitioning as CEO of Disability Rights UK to new adventures. It was a great time to look both back and forwards at the disability rights movement. In this podcast Liz talks about the early battles. The hard campaigns fought just for disabled people to be heard. Let alone to win political and legal gains. It wasn’t easy, quick or simple. But the original activists did it. Disabled people eventually got their legislative...

Duration: 00:31:48

Episode 4 - Ruth Owen: Transport and Individual Responsibility

Ruth Owen faced the many barriers all wheelchair users come up against in life. The steps. The attitudes. The processes. Ruth also lived in Africa for a while, later working in the UK tech business world, and now is CEO of the disability charity Whizz Kids. In our interview we explore the amazing journey Ruth has been on. Her insights into employment, empowering others, and changing the world for the better are fantastic. The two important areas Ruth advocates for are; inclusive...

Duration: 00:30:58

Episode 1 - Sarah Storey: Passion and Persistence

It seemed apt to try and get the number 1 influential and successful disabled person from the Power 100 list. Well Sarah Storey is about as cool as you can get in the world of people with impairments. Britain’s most decorated female Paralympian, with Queens honours, and a lovely personality. She’s absolutely worthy of the award. But would she be my first podcast guest? Evidently she said yes 🙂 In this interview you’ll hear about Sarah’s medal moments, tough training schedule, and hopes...

Duration: 00:36:04