Person of The Week

Eddie Ndopu • Sipping Dom Pérignon Through a Straw

Aug. 10, 2023

This week, host Charlotte Alter is joined by the formidable Eddie Ndopu. Recognized as one of the world's most influential disabled individuals, Ndopu has continually broken barriers, including making history this July by delivering the opening keynote address at the UN’s High-Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals in the General Assembly Hall. In their discussion, Eddie shares insights from his new memoir, “Sipping Dom Pérignon Through a Straw: Reimagining Success as a Disabled Achiever,” and candidly explores the loneliness, pressure, and resilience that comes with challenging bias and systemic ableism at the highest levels of power. Tune in for a powerful discussion of defying norms and carving a unique path in the world.

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