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Spoonie Authors Podcast Episode 9: Coping with a New Disability with Rue Sparks
Podcast

Spoonie Authors Podcast Episode 9: Coping with a New Disability with Rue Sparks

Don’t like the podcast format? You can also view the podcast on YouTube. (Closed captions are available for the YouTube video; transcript can be found below video.) Transcript Transcripts done by CJ Clougherty, @PadfootPGH Dianna: Hello, and welcome to The Spoonie Author’s Podcast: a podcast where we explore a different disabled author’s stories each week. I … Continue reading

Internalized Ableism, Week 8: Ableist in My Mind
chronic pain / internalized ableism / mental health / Spoonie Challenges

Internalized Ableism, Week 8: Ableist in My Mind

So, today, I decided enough was enough—I was doing the dishes. We have a dishwasher, so you would think it would be a breeze. Unfortunately, my particular injury makes bending painful, especially that halfway bend to load something above floor level. Then, in my infinite wisdom, I decided not to stop part-way through for a … Continue reading

Internalized Ableism, Week 7: I’m Not Disabled
chronic pain / Getting support / internalized ableism / mental health / Spoonie Challenges

Internalized Ableism, Week 7: I’m Not Disabled

Most of my health problems have been with me since childhood. I was diagnosed with a learning disability at eight years old. I acquired insomnia, anxiety, depression, and PTSD in my prepubescent years. I developed a repetitive strain injury at fifteen. Yet it was not until last year that I really felt comfortable claiming the … Continue reading

Spoonie Authors Podcast Episode 8: Amara J. Lynn
Podcast

Spoonie Authors Podcast Episode 8: Amara J. Lynn

Don’t like the podcast format? You can also view the podcast on YouTube. (Closed captions are available for the YouTube video; transcript can be found below video.) Transcript Transcripts done by CJ Clougherty, @PadfootPGH Dianna: Hello and welcome to The Spoonie Authors Podcast, a podcast where we explore different disabled author’s stories each week. I’m your … Continue reading

Spoonie Authors Podcast Episode Seven: Exploring Romance with Elizabeth Barone
Podcast

Spoonie Authors Podcast Episode Seven: Exploring Romance with Elizabeth Barone

Don’t like the podcast format? You can also view the podcast on YouTube. (Closed captions are available for the YouTube video; transcript can be found below video.) Transcript Transcripts done by CJ Clougherty, @PadfootPGH Dianna: Hello, and welcome to The Spoonie Authors Podcast: a podcast where we explore a different disabled author’s stories each week. I … Continue reading

Internalised Ableism, Week 6: One Habit of a Highly Defective Person Who Isn’t Defective
Autism / Body positivity / internalized ableism

Internalised Ableism, Week 6: One Habit of a Highly Defective Person Who Isn’t Defective

One of the more insidious forms of internalized ableism is when we look at others and beat ourselves up for not being able to do what they are doing. What makes it particularly insidious is that it is easy to miss that we are engaging in internalized ableism. What makes it so insidious is that … Continue reading

Spoonie Authors Podcast Episode Six: Robot Sex, Corsets, and More with Dr. Rebecca Gibson
Podcast

Spoonie Authors Podcast Episode Six: Robot Sex, Corsets, and More with Dr. Rebecca Gibson

Don’t like the podcast format? You can also view the podcast on YouTube. (Closed captions are available for the YouTube video; transcript can be found below video.) Transcript Transcripts done by CJ Clougherty, @PadfootPGH Dianna: Hello, and welcome to The Spoonie Author’s Podcast: a podcast where we explore a different disabled author’s stories each week. I … Continue reading