06 Jan Representation Matters…Isabelle Jani-Friend
Isabelle Jani-friend is a freelance journalist and campaigner focusing on health and disability. Determined not to let her Cystic Fibrosis hold her back, Isabelle has used her disability to help build a career for herself and raise awareness about important issues such as equal access to healthcare and medication. She is also passionate about giving underrepresented groups a voice, and has written a number of articles on invisible illnesses and workplace discrimination which have been published across media outlets such as the Guardian, Independent and Lucuna Voices. In this episode of ‘Representation Matters’ Isabelle Jani-Friend discusses her experiences of living with an invisible disability, the challenges that people with protected characteristics face when it comes to entering the world of work, and what employers working with underrepresented individuals need to be more aware of.
You can take a look at Isabelle’s health and lifestyle blog here: https://isabelledipti.com/
Isabelle Jani-Friend’s journey so far as a freelance journalist.
The struggles and realities of living and job-hunting with an invisible disability.
The misrepresentation of disabled people: dispelling ‘disability’ as a dirty word.
What organisations and society need to do to be more accessible and inclusive to those with invisible disabilities and other protected characteristics.
Hosted by Zakiya Ilyas @zakiyailyas (instagram)
Guest: Isabelle Jani-friend
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