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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Chat With Lachi - Recording Artist, Disabled Inclusion Advocate

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Have you ever felt like there was something about you that would keep your voice from certain opportunities, careers or stages? Maybe you're the wrong race, wrong gender, wrong size, too old, too young, too dark, too light, too weird, too loud, too shy. How about being... too blind? Today I talk with Lachi - a highly successful force of nature who fully embraces and USES her blindness to make the entertainment industry a place where the disabled are successful and where universal access is the norm. Wait til you hear where HER voice is successfully performing! After listening, don't be surprised if you feel a fire in your own gut to think outside the box of your perceived limitations, and go after some dream you may have tucked away.

Things we talk about include:

  • How her early successful but unfulfilling occupations led her into making a risky but much more satisfying journey into the creative arts.
  • Her journey from low-vision to no-vision, and why she asked 'how can I use this?'
  • The formation of her amazing foundation 'RAMPD'.
  • Why we should all embrace universal access.
  • Her award-winning Youtube series 'Off-Beat - Going Blind and Just Trying To Stay Fabulous' where she does things like sky dive!
  • How that led to hosting the PBS series 'Renegades', where she filmed the pilot about deaf stuntwoman Kitty O'Neil.
  • I asked her why where others get stopped, seems to be right where she begins her best work. She tells me how she finds her north star in being exactly who she is.

More about Lachi:

Lachi is an award-winning recording artist, songwriter, speaker and inclusion advocate who's collaborated with major and international labels, brands and some of the biggest names in Dance music. Boasting millions of streams, Lachi's music has debuted on national charts, aired on TV, radio and film, and has been featured in Billboard, Forbes, NY Times, Hollywood Reporter and Essence to name a few. 

Legally blind, Lachi advocates to amplify disability culture and promote inclusion, visibility and accessibility in the Music Industry. She co-chairs GRAMMY Advocacy (NY), founded 'RAMPD' (Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities) and independently keynotes and consults major firms, productions and non-profits on Disability inclusion, including the White House, and the Kennedy Center.

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3 Comments :

  • At May 27, 2022 at 10:32 PM , Blogger Elizabeth H. Cottrell said...

    I love that you're shining a spotlight on this talented artist and her inspiring work. I'm proud to share it in hopes it will dispel myths and stereotypes that able-bodied folks too often hold. But more importantly, I hope that spreading the word will reach others with challenges and help them believe in themselves and their ability to overcome them.

     
  • At May 27, 2022 at 10:46 PM , Blogger Judy Rodman said...

    Oh Elizabeth thank you so much... this is the response that both Lachi and I were hoping for!!

     
  • At May 28, 2022 at 9:05 AM , Blogger Denise Wakeman said...

    What an inspiring artist and story! Thank you for introducing me this force of nature.

     

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