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May 6, 2019
Ep 50: Disabled Lawyers
Today’s episode is about disabled lawyers with Hamza Jaka (@HamzaAJaka) and Britney Wilson (@labelleverite). Hamza is a recent graduate from UC Berkeley’s School of Law. Hamza shares his experiences requesting accommodations for his LSATs, the gatekeeping nature of the legal profession that excludes students with disabilities, and the overall toll of law school, ableism, and capitalism on disabled law students. Britney Wilson is a proud graduate of Howard University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Britney talks about why she wanted to become a lawyer, her experiences during law school, and her commitment to civil and disability rights. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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43 min
April 21, 2019
Ep 49: Young Adult Literature
Today’s episode is on Young Adult (YA) literature with Marieke Nijkamp (@mariekeyn) editor, author, founder of DiversifyYA and former senior Vice President of We Need Diverse Books. Marieke and I talked in 2018 about her second novel titled Before I Let Go and an anthology she an anthology she edited, titled Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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30 min
April 7, 2019
Ep 48: Care Work
Today’s episode is on care work with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, a writer, cultural worker, teacher, and trainer based in the Pacific Northwest. Leah will discuss her recent book that came out in October 2018 titled, Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice. We talked last fall about the meaning of care work and disability justice and how people practice both in their everyday lives. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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27 min
March 24, 2019
Ep 47: Design with Liz Jackson
Today’s episode is on design with my guest Liz Jackson (@elizejackson), founder of The Disabled List, a design organization that engages in disability as a creative practice. Liz will talk about her work with the design community, how material objects are an important part of our self-identity, the limits of building empathy in design, and a series of design fellowships called WITH that places disabled people with top design studios and creative spaces for three-month fellowships. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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25 min
March 10, 2019
Ep 46: Disability Studies
Today’s episode is on disability studies, an interdisciplinary field that examines disability as a social, cultural, and political phenomenon from variety of approaches. I speak with two scholars, Dr. Sami Schalk (@DrSamiSchalk) and Dr. Subini Annamma (@DrSubini), about their research, the future of disability studies, and what excites them about teaching and generating knowledge as academics. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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31 min
February 24, 2019
Ep 45: Mental Health and People of Color
Today’s episode is on mental health and people of color. My guest today is Dior Vargas (@DiorVargas), a Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist and the creator of the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project. Dior will talk about her photo project which started in 2014 and a new book of photo essays she edited titled, The Color Of My Mind: Mental Heath Narratives from People of Color. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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25 min
February 10, 2019
Ep 44: Disabled Writers with Carly Findlay
Today's episode continues with our ongoing series highlighting disabled writers. My guest is Carly Findlay (@carlyfindlay), a writer, speaker, and appearance activist based in Melbourne, Australia. Carly is the author of a new book titled, "Say Hello," and she'll talk about the process of writing her book, her career, and the politics and pitfalls of visibility. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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31 min
January 27, 2019
Ep 43: Disabled “Fakers”
Today’s episode is about disabled “fakers,” that is, the misconceptions and stereotypes of disabled people exaggerating or faking their disabilities. I talk with Doron Dorfman, incoming Associate Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law, who conducted two case studies on this subject during his time at Stanford Law School. We talk about his research and a little about disability studies at Stanford, and the campus initiative that made it happen. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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29 min
January 13, 2019
Ep 42: Employment
Today’s episode is about is employment with two professors from the University of Illinois at Chicago about their research. First, Rooshey Hasnain will talk about a recent pilot project in partnership with the Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services called ADOPT (Asians with Disabilities Outreach Project Think-Tank). Next, Kate Caldwell (@cycleberry) tells me about her research on disabled entrepreneurs with a project called CEED, Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Education for People with Disabilities. We’re gonna discuss barriers, underrepresentation, structural issues, the need for research and much more. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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36 min
December 30, 2018
Ep 41: Deaf in Prison
Today’s episode is about is about D/deaf people in prison. My guests are Claudia Center (@Claudia_SF) and TL Lewis (@talilalewis). Both Claudia and TL will talk about a case filed by the ACLU on June 20, 2018, on behalf of 14 D/deaf and hard-of-hearing inmates in Coen v. Georgia Department of Corrections. The suit says Georgia is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and the U.S. Constitution’s protections against cruel and unusual punishment because they are denied communication access. TL and Claudia will discuss their role in this case and the major issues facing incarcerated D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people in Georgia and nationally. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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33 min
December 16, 2018
Ep 40: Disabled Writers with Keah Brown
Today’s episode is about disabled writers with Keah Brown (@Keah_Maria), journalist, freelance writer, and creator of the hashtag #DisabledAndCute. Keah will talk about representation of disability in media and pop culture, tips for writers starting out, and a little preview of her upcoming book of essays, The Pretty One, coming out in 2019 from Atria Books. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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29 min
December 4, 2018
Ep 39: Sex Education
Today’s episode is about sex education with Julia Bascom (@JustStimming) and Robin Wilson-Beattie (@sexAbled). Both Julia and Robin talk about what inclusive sex education looks like, bodily autonomy, and the right of all disabled to have pleasure and sexual expression. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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34 min
November 19, 2018
Ep 38: Food Accessibility
Today’s episode is about food accessibility with Shona Louise (@shonalouiseblog), a disabled writer and activist from the UK. We talk about what food accessibility means for disabled people’s independence and health. We also discuss criticisms of pre-cut and prepared foods and the proposed plastic straw ban in the UK. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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27 min
November 4, 2018
Ep 37: Political Participation
Today’s episode is about political participation featuring interviews with two disabled activists. First, I speak with Reyma McCoy McDeid (@RunReymaRun), Executive Director of the Central Iowa Center for Independent Living in Des Moines and a former candidate for state legislature. Next, I speak with Sarah Funes (@SarahFunes), a recent graduate of UC Berkeley who is very active with get out the vote efforts locally in the San Francisco Bay Area. Both Reyma and Sarah discuss what political participation means to them. Reyma shares her experiences running for office in Iowa and the importance of creating structural changes to encourage more disabled people to consider running. Sarah talks about her activism during her time as a college student at UC Berkeley and her current work increasing voter turnout and registration. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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30 min
October 21, 2018
Ep 36: Disabled Entrepreneurs
Today's episode is about disabled entrepreneurs. First, I talk with 3 sisters in business together: Mary, Hannah, Emma Layden (IG: @lovebilinyc). Second, I talk with Tinu Abayomi-Paul (@tinu), a writer and a disabled entrepreneur who provides coaching services to other microbusiness owners. Mary, Hannah, Emma, and Tinu share how they started their businesses and offer a lot of great practical advice if you are considering starting something or just curious. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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33 min
October 7, 2018
Ep 35: Mentoring
Today’s episode is about mentoring featuring two dynamic disabled mentors: Yolanda Vargas (@meekyetmighty) and Judy Heumann (@judithheumann). Both Yolanda and Judy share what mentoring means to them, their experiences mentoring others, and the mentors they had throughout their lives. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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36 min
September 25, 2018
Ep 34: Intersectionality
Today’s episode is about intersectionality featuring a conversation with Sandy Ho (@IntersectedCrip) and Jean-Luc Pierite (@neshoba78). Both Sandy and Jean-Luc will share what intersectionality means to them and their involvement with the Disability & Intersectionality Summit which will take place on October 13, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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34 min
September 10, 2018
Ep 33: Disabled Musicians
Today’s episode features an interview with musician, performer, and songwriter Gaelynn Lea (@GaelynnLea), winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk contest in 2016. Gaelynn talks about her activism, what it’s like on the road, accessibility in music venues as a disabled performer, and her new album Learning How to Stay which came out on September 7th, 2018. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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34 min
August 27, 2018
Ep 32: Disabled Refugees
Today’s episode is about disabled refugees featuring an interview with Dr. Mansha Mirza, Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Along with Dr. Rooshey Hasnain, Mansha is Co-Principal Investigator for a project called PRIDE, Partners of Refugees in Illinois Disability Employment. Mansha will talk about this project, the needs of refugees with disabilities in Illinois, and what we all can do to help welcome refugees in our community. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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27 min
August 13, 2018
Ep 31: Disabled Inventors
Today’s episode is about disabled inventors, featuring an interview with Jane Hartman Adamé (@keelacup), Co-Founder and Co-Inventor of Keela Cup, a new menstrual cup designed for all types of bodies and abilities. Along with Co-Founder and Co-Inventor Andy Miller, Jane designed Keela Cup using what she calls disability-driven design. You’ll hear Jane talk about the origins of Keela Cup, the importance of controlling your own narrative, and how her recent diagnosis of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome changed the trajectory of Jane’s life and career as an entrepreneur. This interview was originally recorded at StoryCorps on February 2, 2018 as part of the Disability Visibility Project. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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31 min
July 30, 2018
Ep 30: Film Criticism
Today’s episode is about film criticism with two disabled film critics, Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film) and Angelo Muredda (@amuredda). Kristen and Angelo discuss how they became film critics, the challenges of being a disabled film critic, and why film criticism is so slow to change when it comes to inclusion of disabled people in the profession. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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32 min
July 17, 2018
Ep 29: Robotics
Today’s episode is about robotics featuring an interview with Kavita Krishnaswamy, a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Kavita will share how she got into robotics and the access barriers she faces in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) as a student and researcher. As a person with spinal muscular atrophy, Kavita will also talk about the potential of robots providing assistance and greater independence for people with disabilities. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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32 min
July 2, 2018
Ep 28: Disabled People in STEM
Today’s episode features disabled people in STEM with guests Liz Henry (@lizhenry), Jennison Asuncion (@Jennison) and Josh Miele (@BerkeleyBlink). Liz, Jennison, and Josh share how they got into tech, their STEM educational experiences, and their recommendations on how the tech community can improve the recruitment and retention of disabled people. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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31 min
June 17, 2018
Ep 27: Chronic Pain
Today’s episode is on chronic pain with guests Alecia Deon (@AConjureWoman) and Sarah Blahovec (@sblahov). Alecia shares her experiences getting prescription medications and accessing healthcare as a person with sickle cell anemia. Sarah talks about some of the major misconceptions about living with pain and recent efforts by pharmacies and the government to limit prescription painkillers. Both Alecia and Sarah describe the stigma and shame that pain patients face and the numerous hurdles they encounter when seeking pain treatment. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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35 min
June 3, 2018
Ep 26: Future of Independent Living
Today’s episode is on the future of independent living with my guests Eli Gelardin (@EliGelardin) and Allie Cannington (@AllieCannington). Independent Living is a philosophy and a movement driven by people with disabilities that started in the 1960s. As a result, Centers for Independent Living formed to provide peer-based services with hundreds currently all over the United States. Eli and Allie will describe what CILs do and their role in disability communities across the country and world. They’ll also discuss current challenges and their vision for the future of independent living. Disability Visibility is a production of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Text transcripts and links for each episode are available at: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast-2/ Twitter: @DisVisibility Support this podcast: patreon.com/DVP
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33 min
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