The Power of Language – Why words matter

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Language is fluid, ever-changing, and it’s crucial for all of us to evolve alongside it.

In the second episode of Stronger Voices Together, we delve into the crucial area of language and its impact on inclusivity, particularly for those with learning or access needs. Throughout this episode, Lucy and our podcast guests explore the power of words and labels, acknowledging the fluidity and personal nature of language use and that there’ is no universal solution to the challenge of inclusivity.

Jess and Emily both share their personal stories of lived experiences with language, highlighting the importance of listening to and learning from others. The issues and educational gaps concerning language are confronted and actionable steps for embracing inclusive language are offered, with insights on the social versus medical model of disability.

Join us as we navigate the nuances of language and its role in fostering a more inclusive society.

Trigger warning: This episode contains language that some people may find offensive.

This episode is dedicated to Jon French, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Face Front Theatre who sadly passed away in January 2024.


Watch Episode Two of Stronger Voices Together below

Episodes are available on the following streaming platforms:

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Credits

Created by John Lyon’s Charity

Hosted by Lucy Edwards 

Produced by Through the I 

Animation by vecteezy.com  

Guests

Part One: Emily, Ambassador for icandance, and Jess, Actress from Face Front, Inclusive Theatre Company

icandance

Face Front Inclusive Theatre

Testimonial: College Park School, Bayswater

College Park School

Part Two: Juliet Diener, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of icandance, and Ray Downing, Artistic Director & Co-CEO of Face Front

icandance

Face Front Inclusive Theatre

Resources

Graeae Language Guide

Transcript