Episode 2 with Jennifer Longdon

Disability Empowerment Now
Episode 2 with Jennifer Longdon

Jennifer Longdon is one of two elected members of the Arizona House of Representatives serving legislative district 24 which covers Central Phoenix and South Scottsdale. She is a Phoenix-based speaker, writer, and activist. Jennifer worked for three years as the content coordinator, chief writer, and editor of LivAbility magazine, an Arizona-based quarterly lifestyle magazine. Longdon previously served as Chair for the Phoenix Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Council, the State Independent Living Council of Arizona, Arizonans for Gun Safety, and Public Impact Advisory Panel to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. She has been profiled in AZ magazine, the Phoenix New Times, the Washington Post, Salon, Mother Jones, and Rolling Stone.

Longdon is a TEDx and Ignite presenter. She is the recipient of the MASK UNITY award (2013), City of Phoenix Impact Volunteer Award (2013), The MLK Celebration I Have a Dream Award (2014), and the National Association of Social Workers AZ Chapter Citizen of the Year (2014). Paralyzed in a random shooting in 2004, Jennifer is an outspoken advocate for people with disabilities and strengthening laws to curb gun violence.

*Trigger warning* in this episode there are mentions of child sexual abuse, sexual assault, gun violence, and hospital abuse and neglect.

Get the episode transcript HERE.


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