Episode 15: A Little Something Extra with Sarah Gordy
In this episode, we meet with Actress, dancer, model, and motivational speaker, Sarah Gordy! Sarah is best known for her in the British hit drama, The A Word, in a role written for her! As well as BBC shows, she has acted in short films, radio dramas, commercials, and many theatre productions.
In 2018 she became the first woman with Down syndrome to be made an MBE (The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organizations, and public service outside the civil service.) and the first person with Down syndrome to receive an honorary degree from a UK university.
Sarah is one of the principal dancers for Culture Device Dance Project, an experimental dance company for professional dancers with Down syndrome. She has also given talks in schools and gave a talk called “Escape from labels. Be free, be different” at TedX in Hackney, London. Sarah embodies everything it means to be a trailblazer, as she shows the world that there is nothing she can’t accomplish!