A Life Less Ordinary with Sophie Elwes

#8 Sophie Morgan - Mentorship, dealing with ableism and changing the world

June 29, 2020 Sophie Elwes / Sophie Morgan Season 1 Episode 8
A Life Less Ordinary with Sophie Elwes
#8 Sophie Morgan - Mentorship, dealing with ableism and changing the world
Show Notes

Sophie Morgan is a TV presenter, award-winning disability advocate, artist and entrepreneur who became paralysed at the age of 18 in a car accident. Since then Sophie has carved out an impressive career as a TV presenter covering a range of topics, as well as presenting Channel 4's coverage of the Paralympic Games for both London and Rio. Sophie is passionate about creating change for people with disabilities and campaigns to enable this; she supports multiple charities, is an ambassador for various companies, amongst many other things. Sophie talks about the importance of mentorship and role models, overcoming her disability in the public eye and her love of travel and adventure. They share their grievances about the need to be gracious when people come across patronising and discuss the juxtaposition of being disabled - being 'inspirational' whilst being vulnerable.