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 19

(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 Francesca Martinez. In the photograph Francesca is looking upwards smiling at the camera. She has short brown hair, red lipstick, and is wearing a turquoise sweat shirt).

This week on Talking in the Dark, Evie has a truly inspiring conversation with the incredible actress, comedian and writer, Francesca Martinez.

Francesca was born with cerebral palsy and talks to Evie about many topics including; growing up ‘wobbly’, how she began her acting career in Grange Hill, and the huge role comedy has played in her life. Francesca also speaks about the gift of having loving parents and the thrill of writing, and performing in, her ground-breaking play ‘All of Us’, at the National Theatre in 2022.

A massive thank you to Francesca for agreeing to come on the podcast, it truly was wonderful to meet you. Viva the ‘Wobbly Revolution!’

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