As an internationally known motivational speaker, advocate, and consultant, Becky Curran Kekula has revolutionized diversity and inclusion on a worldwide scale. Becky currently serves as the Employment Chair for Little People of America (LPA), is a member of the Board of Advisors for the National Center For Disability Journalism (NCDJ) at Arizona State University, and has worked in the Equity & Inclusion department at Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Born with achondroplasia, the most common type of short-limbed dwarfism, Becky’s mission is to squelch any misconceptions of those who have a difference. Through her motivational speaking engagements, her multitude of television appearances, her website, and her blog, Becky, a renaissance woman, educates the world.
In the interview with Different & Able staff, Erin Spampinato, Becky discusses tips for treating people with disabilities fairly and respectfully. Becky’s astuteness and empathetic nature is prevalent in the video. She strives to educate those who misunderstand people that have a difference. With a broad mindset, Becky, lets others with difference know they are not alone; especially those in the little people community. Becky has stated, “Treat people with dwarfism like other members of the society. Treat us as full and participating members. Provide us with the same opportunities.” Here at Different & Able, we could not agree more.