Advocate for disabled persons, Shelly Houser, was born without a hip and leg but hasn’t let that slow her down for a minute. A bundle of determination, Shelly’s life is a how-to guide for persons who fight the mental battle of “I cannot.” The proud mother of 3 has had case studies written about her pregnancies and now consults with corporations and organizations on exactly how to bring equality to all disabled persons. She founded Inclusive Consulting Services to bring much-needed light to probably the most ignored piece of the equality conversation.
In this interview with Mary Kurek of Frontrunners Innovate, Shelly shared her journey, some resources, and gave us some examples of how she advocates and advises to achieve quality-of-life upgrades for everyone’s benefit.
Meet Shelly Houser. (38-minute video)
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Video mentioned in the interview: https://inclusiveconsultingservices.com/
Link to medical study on Shelly’s pregnancy: Perinatal Experiences of Women With Physical Disabilities and Their Recommendations for Clinicians Suzanne C Smeltzer, Monika Mitra, Lisa I Iezzoni, Linda Long-Bellil, Lauren D Smith
DOI: 10.1016/j.jogn.2016.07.007 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.
Book Shelly mentioned in the interview by Judy Huemann on disability rights: https://www.amazon.com/Being-Heumann-Unrepentant-Disability-Activist/dp/0807019291
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Global Business Developer for Frontrunner Partnerships (UN SDG #17)