A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed for the Neighbuzz podcast. It was a special bonus episode focused on disability. Neighbuzz is hosted and produced by Vaya Pashos, who I’ve been chatting to on Twitter for years. It was so good to finally meet in real life! I love Neighbuzz because it’s more than just recapping the show. It’s bloody funny, and Vaya and her team often talk about serious current affairs such as consent, victim blaming and of course, diverse casting. It’s also really well produced.
I put Vaya and my friend Kate Hood in touch – Kate recently joined the Neighbours cast for a month. Sancia Robinson – who played Elaine, a quadriplegic woman in 2013 – also joined us for the podcast. Sancia currently works as a casting director and I truly think our discussion will influence the way she makes decisions about diverse casting.
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|Kate and Sancia bonded straight away. They chatted like old friends.|
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