How Author and Podcast Host Win Charles Uses Her Voice to Advocate for People with Cerebral Palsy

A field trip to Washington, DC, when she was in the 8th grade change everything for Win Kelly Charles. When the Aspen, Colorado native saw the broadcast studios at NPR, she knew that she wanted to be a journalist.   Today, Win — who is host of Butterflies of Wisdom podcast — uses her voice as an […]
May 26, 2017
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Elayne Fluker

Elayne Fluker is author of "Get Over 'I Got It' (HarperCollins) and host of the "Support is Sexy" podcast, which has over one million downloads. She facilitates customized workshops for corporations and organizations to create psychologically safe, supportive cultures for ambitious, high-achieving women so they can stress less, thrive more and be fulfilled in work and life.

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How Author and Podcast Host Win Charles Uses Her Voice to Advocate for People with Cerebral Palsy

A field trip to Washington, DC, when she was in the 8th grade change everything for Win Kelly Charles. When the Aspen, Colorado native saw the broadcast studios at NPR, she knew that she wanted to be a journalist.

 

Today, Win — who is host of Butterflies of Wisdom podcast — uses her voice as an advocate for people with cerebral palsy and raises awareness about their capabilities. On this episode Win, who is a tri-athlete and who loves snowboarding, shares the ways people underestimate individuals with CP, how she learned to thrive despite her disability and why she feels it’s important for people with disabilities to share their stories.

 

 


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On this episode you’ll learn:

  • What people misunderstand about people with cerebral palsy.
  • Ways to turn grief into action.
  • The importance of having an advocate.
  • Why it’s crucial for people with disabilities to share their stories.
  • Why it’s important for content creators to listen to their audience’s wants and needs.

 

FOLLOW WIN CHARLES AT…

Twitter: @Winkellycharles

 

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Butterflies of Wisdom podcast

NPR

Hillary Clinton

Cerebral palsy

Brain aneurysm

Meningitis

Muscle tone with cerebral palsy

Americans with Disabilities Act

Team Hoyt

Ainsley’s Angels

Kyle Pease Foundation

Libsyn

 

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I, Win: My Journey with Cerebral Palsy in a Non-Disabled World by Win Kelly Charles (2012)

 

 

 

 

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Elayne Fluker

Elayne Fluker is author of "Get Over 'I Got It' (HarperCollins) and host of the "Support is Sexy" podcast, which has over one million downloads. She facilitates customized workshops for corporations and organizations to create psychologically safe, supportive cultures for ambitious, high-achieving women so they can stress less, thrive more and be fulfilled in work and life.

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