with Joanne O'Riordan

With, Joanne O’Riordan 


Welcome to Lennon Courtney Left Alone, with Guests.


For this series, we’re doing things differently. We’ve all been left alone too much this year, so we’ve asked some excellent guests to join our podcast party. 


This week, our guest is sports writer, podcast host and activist, Joanne O’Riordan. Joanne first gained attention for skipping school to confront then Taoiseach Enda Kenny about his proposed plan to reduce disability funding during his election. In April 2012, she spoke before the UN and challenged the body to create technology to help disabled people such as herself. She was named Young Person of the Year at the People of the Year awards in 2012. Joanne is an activist for people with disabilities, a motivational speaker and a sports columnist with The Irish Times. She appears in the 2013 documentary No Limbs No Limits. 


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Until next week, stay safe and thanks so much for listening. 


Sonya and Brendan.  


RESOURCES:


Read about Joanne and her yoga practice here. 


The Rooney Rule


Mobility Mojo


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