64 minutes | Feb 23rd 2021

103. An Important Conversation About The Black Disabled Lives Matter Movement w/Elena Fong

We’ve talked a lot about the Black Lives Matter movement this past year, and today we’re learning more about the Black Disabled Lives Matter movement from Elena Fong. She is a wife, mother of two children (one with Down syndrome), and an advocate navigating this space as a mixed race woman. Elena is not afraid to stand up for justice and has made it her mission to educate her community on the intersection of race and disability, particularly when it comes to police brutality. We’re so thankful she’s here to walk us through some startling statistics, what defunding the police actually means, and how to turn anger into action. We’re also chatting about how parenting her daughter has revealed more about her identity than ever before. You don’t want to miss out on this insightful conversation! Follow Elena Fong on Instagram: @lifewithwynterandnova and be sure to check out her “Black Disabled Lives Mural” highlight! See more work from Jen White Johnson here. LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! CHECK OUT HEATHER’S NEW BOOK Preorder “Different, A Great Thing To Be” by Heather Avis --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
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