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The 19th Celebrates

Disability Pride Month

Originally aired on July 12, 2023
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The 19th Celebrates series works within communities to amplify their stories and highlight the successes and ongoing fights for representation.

For Disability Pride Month, we were thrilled to welcome Raven Sutton, a disability advocate and influencer, and Carson Pickett, a defender for Racing Louisville FC, to discuss the state of people with disabilities in our culture. The 19th’s caregiving reporter, Sara Luterman, interviewed them about their careers, how people with disabilities are increasingly in the spotlight and how they’re telling their own stories.

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Christine Aurigemma
Senior Manager, Diversity Sourcing, Pfizer (Sponsor)
Sara Luterman
Caregiving Reporter, The 19th
Carson Pickett
Defender, NWSL’s Racing Louisville FC
Raven Sutton
Disability advocate and influencer

Carson Pickett is a defender for the NWSL’s Racing Louisville FC. She was born without a left forearm, and became the first player with a limb difference to play for the U.S. Women’s National Team. 

Raven Sutton is a disability advocate and influencer. She made history by becoming the first deaf contestant to compete on Netflix’s popular game show “The Circle.” 

Moderator: Sara Luterman is The 19th’s caregiving reporter. They previously worked as a freelancer covering disability policy, politics and culture.

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