Disabled & Queer Pride with Spencer West

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.

Follow Spencer on TikTok and Instagram @spencer2thewest

The podcast version of this interview is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or on my website: https://judithheumann.com/disabled-queer-pride-with-spencer-west-2/

Spencer West is a successful global keynote speaker, content creator, and activist. He is known for summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, opening for Demi Lovato’s 2014 World Tour, starring in the documentary Redefine Possible: The Story of Spencer West, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, and author of the best selling book Standing Tall: My Journey. He has over 3-million Tik Tok followers and has appeared countless times in the media including, ABC News, Buzz Feed, 60 Minutes, CTV, BBC News, TMZ, CNN, Forbes, and The Globe & Mail, CBS This Morning, Bloomberg, and was a featured guest on Season 2 of Karamo The Podcast, hosted by Karamo Brown.

Related Links…
Spencer’s Website: www.spencer2thewest.com/
Every Body Curious: everybodycurious.com
Spencer x Crest Pride Campaign: www.instagram.com/tv/Cey-nhwgRki/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

To keep up with Judy (which may be impossible, she is very fast) follow her @theheumannperspective on Instagram and @judithheumann on Twitter.

Judy Heumann is an internationally recognized leader in the disability community and a lifelong civil rights advocate for disadvantaged people. She served as the first Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State from 2010 – 2017 under the Obama Administration. Recently, Judy has been building "The Heumann Perspective" as a podcast and accessible YouTube channel to broaden and spur discussions on the intersectionality of disability.

More Judy:
Watch Netflix Documentary "Crip Camp" for free here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFS8S…
"Being Heumann" Book: https://www.indiebound.org/book/97808​…
Comedy Central segment: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/2p86bg/​…
TedTalk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABFpT​…

Intro music by Lachi: https://www.lachimusic.com/index.html
Outro music by Gaelynn Lea: https://violinscratches.com/

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Originally published as Disabled & Queer Pride with Spencer West at Judy Heumann

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