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Disability in the Entertainment Business with Sawsan Zakaria

  1. Disability in the Entertainment Business with Sawsan Zakaria Mai Ling Chan & James Berges 38:06

Our hosts, Mai Ling and James, share some important updates on what is going on in their respective careers before we dive into a discussion with our guest. Sawsan Zakaria chats with Mai Ling about her participation in the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge on multiple occasions. As an actress and model with a neuromuscular disease called spinal muscular atrophy, Sawsan talks about her experiences as an actress with a disability in LA, recounting some of the highs and lows. She also shares her thoughts on how the collective preconceptions about disability are slowly shifting in the industry.

Mai Ling Chan MS, CCC-SLP

Mai Ling is an industry historian, tech startup founder, speech-language pathologist, and executive consultant to disability-focused businesses. She is dedicated to sharing people's stories and helping them create lasting change.

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