A Wholehearted Shift into Discomfort with Sarah Kirwan


December 4, 2020

12 PT



Sarah is an Iowa transplant, who spent 15-years in Los Angeles, and now calls Santa Maria home. For the last decade, her professional work and research has focused on healthcare administration, communications, training, and policy. And her personal life has revolved around disability advocacy and activism. Sarah was diagnosed with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis in 2011, and Superior Semi-Circular Canal Dehiscence, a rare inner-ear disease, in 2019. If Sarah is familiar with anything, it’s with the feeling of discomfort, and she challenges herself to take comfort in that each day. “At first, everything was out of my control; everything was uncomfortable. And, I rebelled against that because I felt powerless. Those experiences, however, taught me that I have the power to consciously and wholeheartedly shift into these uncomfortable spaces, and trust my vulnerability and intentions when I’m in them, which changed my mindset, approach, and experience.”

Sarah is the founder and CEO of Eye Level Communications, LLC (Eye Level), a disability and woman-owned small business.