Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran
About This Show
If you're passionate about Making a Difference, especially on the Social Justice front, then you're in the right place.
Join me (Greg Curran) as I chat to educators who are Pushing The Edges of Innovation and Social Justice in their schools.
You'll learn how to navigate the bumps along the way; get buy-in from your colleagues and community; challenge the 'business as usual', and bring change to fruition. Plus we'll fuel you for the drive with plenty of inspiration along the way.
Find Show Notes and Resources at: pushingtheedge.org.
Most Recent Episode
Making Sport Accessible for People with Disabilities with Sam De Leve - PTE034
In this episode, we meet dancer, multi-sport athlete and wheelchair user - Sam De Leve. We explore the power of sport and sporting communities to change how disabled people see themselves, their bodies, and their possibilities in life. Also why do access, equipment, and language matter? And what makes a good sports coach? Plus you've probably heard people describing their identities as intersectional. We unpack what that means in the context of Sam's life. And in the Lightning Round we're pushing the edges of labels, intersections in identity, visibility, disruption, disability, and bodies. For full show-notes go to: http://pushingtheedge.org/sports Episode 34 - Quick Guide ▪ Sam introduces themself ▪ What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? ▪ How Sam's disability impacts on the sports they play and the protection needed ▪ The drawcard of sport for Sam ▪ The importance of being around disabled people ▪ Mistaken perceptions about people with disabilities ▪ Sam as a disabled and trans non-binary Jew ▪ What does non-binary mean? ▪ The power of language around disabilities ▪ What teachers need to be mindful of - in respect to language ▪ Defining ourselves through our disability/ies - or not ▪ A funny tale: The sprint to the door ▪ Policies that do tangible harm to the lives of people with disabilities - in the arts, sport and recreation ▪ Access, equipment and dress-codes for people with disabilities and gender diverse people