Putting People First: The Harmful Effects of Language

We’re extremely excited to feature Mimi Dunbar’s Disability Discussions podcast mini series entitled, Putting People First: The Harmful Effects of Ableism, Language, and Objectification on our blog! A senior project for graduation from Jackson Hole Community School, the three-part series is a must listen for public consumption for understanding disability a bit more.

Please press play above to hear Mimi’s second episode on language (a 27:02 minute listen) where she interviews Jackson Hole locals to gain a better understanding of the People First Language and what people with disabilities prefer. Please share it with your family and friends, or anyone who you think may benefit from it. Check back next week for the next episode on inspiration porn.

Image Description: Kurt (on the bottom right) propels his sled during a hockey game proudly wearing a yellow and black Pittsburgh Penguins jersey. Kurt is a hockey player and a person with a intellectual disability.

The Harmful Effects of Language Transcript

Find the transcript of this episode on language as a PDF here.