Year 10 student Evie created her very own podcast, 'Talking in the Dark' to raise awareness about blindness, visual impairment and disability in general, in a happy and light-hearted way. Evie was born with a condition called bilateral anopthalmia, meaning her eyes didn’t develop, and as a result Evie now wears prosthetics. Through the podcast Evie aims to get rid of the stigma and stereotypes around disabilities whilst having fun conversations at the same time! During the interviews Evie will talk to people from all walks of life, including, at times, people with physical conditions like hers, getting to know all about them and the lives that they lead.

Episode 17

(AD: In the image there is a purple background with two distinct photographs on either side. The photograph on the right-hand side is of Evie who is sat behind a grey desk. Evie has shoulder length red hair and is smiling. She is wearing school uniform. The photograph on the left-hand side is of Annalisa Dinnella. In the photograph Annalisa is sat smiling at the camera. She has shoulder length blond hair with a fringe. Annalisa is wearing purple hooped earrings and a long-sleeved turquoise top).

This week on Talking in the Dark, Evie had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Annalisa Dinnella, the incredibly talented writer of TV and Radio who has worked on such brilliant and ground-breaking shows as Sex Education and Ralph and Kate.

Annalisa has Retinitis pigmentosa and through this sparkling conversation she describes her life as professional writer and a busy mother of two children, explaining some of the challenges she has faced over the years working in such a demanding industry, as well as the importance she places on representing the disabled community that she loves so much in her work.

A big thank you to Annalisa for coming on the podcast it was an utter joy and privilege to meet you.

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