Introduction

“Demystifying Disability” with Emily and Ellen Ladau

“Demystifying Disability” with Emily and Ellen Ladau

From left to right: Ellen Ladau, a white woman with short brown hair and glasses who uses a motorized wheelchair. Judy Heumann is in the center. Judy is a white disabled woman with short brown hair and uses a motorized wheelchair. On the right is Emily Ladau, a white disabled woman with long brown hair, glasses and uses a motorized wheelchair.

Judy is chatting with Emily and Ellen Ladau, who are a mother-daughter duo that have the same physical disability. Emily and Ellen talk to Judy about their evolving relationship, working on Emily’s upcoming book and their journey into activism.

Emily Ladau is a white woman with long curly brown hair. She uses a motorized wheelchair and is wearing a floral dress.

About Emily Ladau

Emily is a passionate disability rights activist, writer, storyteller, and digital communications consultant whose career began at the age of 10, when I appeared on several episodes of Sesame Street to educate kids about life with a physical disability. I’m the Editor in Chief of the Rooted in Rights Blog, co-host of The Accessible Stall Podcast, and author of Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally.

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