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 50

Some children’s book characters stay in our hearts forever and thinking of them can make us feel happy when we are sad and hopeful in the darkest of days. This week’s guest is a world-renowned children’s author who has provided us with one of the most beautiful and endearing characters of all time…the Gruffalo.

This week on Talking in the Dark Evie speaks with best-selling children’s author and playwright, Julia Donaldson. During this wonderful interview Evie learns all about Julia’s life and work covering topics such as Julia’s childhood and the books and poems that left an impression on her, how studying and busking in France informed her writing career, and the fascinating origins of the Gruffalo story.

This was a beautiful conversation with an incredible guest and we thank Julia for her great time and insight.

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