Sofia Righetti

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With a bachelor’s degree in philosophy of medicine and a master’s degree in philosophy, Righetti graduated with highest honours in the Rights of People with Disabilities at the University of Bologna and subsequently in Disability Studies, Feminist Disability Studies and Critical Disability Studies, obtaining postgraduate courses on gender studies and queer studies.

She is an expert in disseminating the intersectionality shared by disabled people, the LGBTQIA+ community, racialized people, fat people and non-human animals.

She works with companies, universities, state bodies, healthcare professionals, schools and private individuals on the correct representation of disability, holding courses and workshops on diversity, disability studies, the doctor-patient relationship, and on appropriate language use.

She has written for Corriere della Sera about disability and, thanks to one of her articles, the Treccani dictionary officially introduced the word ‘abilismo’ in 2021.

She is a story consultant for Amazon Prime Video’s 2022 series Prisma, as well as creator and producer of three podcasts: Streghe [Witches], which was among the top 25 most-listened-to podcasts on Spotify, as well as Bad Crip Girl and Stregoneria e Attivismo [Witchcraft and Activism].

She is a scholar of the figure of the witch and witchcraft, as well as occult and esoteric philosophies. In 2014, she was national champion of Paralympic alpine skiing, winning gold in giant slalom and silver in special slalom.