APEX Express

APEX Express – November 19, 2020 Spotlight on Disability

A weekly magazine-style radio show featuring the voices and stories of Asians and Pacific Islanders from all corners of our community. The show is produced by a collective of media makers, deejays, and activists.

On tonight’s spotlight on disability, Anuj Vaidya interviews Arun Cherian, the founder of RiseLegs and RiseArt – a Bangalore-based company that makes low-cost high-end prosthetics out of cane, and uses the leftover materials for high-end design, sets and furniture. For Arun, however, prosthetics are not at the center of his company, people are – and he shares his holistic vision around questions of mobility and disability in this conversation.


Later in the show, Preeti Mangala Shekar converses with noted feminist disability rights activist Nidhi Goyal, around her organization Rising Flame, and the research they recently produced on how the covid pandemic has impacted disabled women and girls.


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