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Inclusion Europe radio is the podcast
created by Inclusion Europe.
In the new episode of Inclusion Europe Radio
our communication trainee, Myrto Delkou,
interviewed Houston Vandergriff
and his mother, Katie Vandergriff.
Houston is 23 years old and was
born with Down Syndrome.
Houston is a travel photographer and has won
awards for his photographs.
Myrto, Houston and Katie talked about
what it is like to live and to work as
a person with a disability.
Houston and his family have
travelled in many countries.
Houston likes to take photos
of cities, people and flowers.
Houston also makes a lot
of friends in the countries he visits.
Houston is also on social media.
Many people follow Houston
on Instagram and on TikTok.
There is a TikTok video on Houston’s account
that was seen by more than 10 million people.
In the video Houston says that because he was
born with Down Syndrome the doctors told
his parents that he would not be successful.
Houston is very successful now and his
family is very proud of him.
Katie and Houston also told Myrto
that the support of families is very important.
Katie said that having a family member
with Down Syndrome can be very nice.
Houston recently started an online shop
where he sells prints of his photography.
Houston also works at a thrift store
and his coworkers love to work with him.
Houston and Katie want people with disabilities
to know that they can do a lot of things
and that they should not listen to people
who don’t believe in them.
Houston and Katie say that if we include everyone
in our society, then everyone wins.
Houston is very close with his family.
His dad is his best friend.
Before the interview ended, Katie said that
she hopes we can make a change in the world
by talking about disabilities.
Houston’s website is downsandtowns.com
You can listen to the interview here:
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