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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific

May 11th 2022: Fearlessly Different

Differences are what make humans endlessly evolving, and interesting. But often people who are different are shunned, oppressed and misunderstood. Mickey Rowe was seen as different both because of being legally blind and because he is autistic. Getting the world to believe he had unique and powerful skills to offer took a superhuman effort. His different abilities were less limiting than other people's inability to give him what he needed to excel. Despite these formidable odds, he succeeded, refusing to accept what others thought. This led to a deep understanding and empathy for other groups

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Mickey Rowe

Mickey Rowe (he/him) has had a prolific and varied career as an actor, director, consultant, and public speaker. He was the first autistic actor to play Christopher Boone, the lead role in the Tony Award winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. He has also appeared as the title role in the Tony Award-winning play Amadeus and has taken on many other roles. He has been featured in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Playbill, The Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, and Forbes as well as on NPR, CNN, and PBS. Mickey was the founding artistic director of National Disability Theatre, which works in partnership with Tony Award-winning companies such as La Joll
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones 16/08/2022 02:00 16/08/2022 03:00 Good Grief with Cheryl Jones https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones Differences are what make humans endlessly evolving, and interesting. But often people who are different are shunned, oppressed and misunderstood. Mickey Rowe was seen as different both because of being legally blind and because he is autistic. Getting the world to believe he had unique and powerful skills to offer took a superhuman effort. His different abilities were less limiting than other people's inability to give him what he needed to excel. Despite these formidable odds, he succeeded, refusing to accept what others thought. This led to a deep understanding and empathy for other groups of people who are counted out, a commitment he lives out in everything he does. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio ecards@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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