40: Episode 40 - Unlocking Access and Inspiring Action with Sophie Morgan

MDA Quest Podcast

Apr 19 2024 • 49 mins

In this Quest Podcast episode, we chat with world-renowned advocate, entrepreneur, TV personality and producer, Sophie Morgan. She devotes her time and expertise to create inclusive spaces for those with disabilities and deliver advice, inspire action, and make us feel closer together while sharing stories of resilience and positivity. Sophie is a co-founder of Making Space Media, a production company that focuses on increasing representation in TV and film, and a leader in the global disability rights campaign “Rights on Flights”. She joins us to share her experiences, expertise, and advice.

Transcript

Guests:

Sophie Morgan is a 38-year-old BAFTA nominated TV presenter, producer, writer, disability rights advocate, and artist. Paralyzed in an automobile accident when she was 18 years old, Sophie became one of the first female wheelchair users globally to host on television and is transforming the representation of disability on screen. Sophie can be seen anchoring live sports, including the Paralympics, fronting in her own prime-time travel series and hard-hitting current affairs documentaries, and as a regular panelist for ITV’s Loose Women. She recently co-founded Making Space Media with Keely Cat Wells. Making Space Media, a production company that focuses on increasing representation in TV and film, recently contracted with Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine. Named one of the top 10 influential disabled people in the UK, her advocacy work includes serving on the advisory boards for Human Rights Watch, speaking at the United Nations, spearheading the global disability rights campaign “Rights on Flights”, serving as a Can-Am global ambassador, writing a monthly column for Conde Nast Traveler, and much more.

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Host:

Mindy Henderson is MDA’s Vice President of Disability Outreach & Empowerment & Editor-in-Chief of Quest Media, and the host of this podcast. She was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, type 2 when she was 15 months old and has been a life-long partner to MDA. Mindy is also a motivational speaker and a writer, and author of the book, The Truth About Things That Suck.

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