This podcast came about when I needed a new purpose. I had to shut down the photography studio I built for 10 years . I also had people come up to me shaking with pent up rage as they pointed to me then to the disabled sign when I would park in the handicap zone.
I am creating this podcast with the very fond and optimistic hope that it will help.
Help build tribes and those me too moments.
Help others be kinder and more gentle with each other.
Help educate the public that there are some rather awful diseases and disorders that need attention and funding.
Help, on a very personal level, to get city planners to really consult with disabled wheelchair users. I promise you that many cities cross walks are disability X Games for me.
Growing up, I had an uncle who had polio and spent his entire life in a wheelchair. Seeing what he went through made me a staunch ally for people with disabilities from a very early age. Then, shortly before I turned 30, I received my golden ticket into the realm of invisible disabilities when the bones in my feet decided they wanted to crush the nerves running through them.
My hope is that, through this podcast, I can help people to not feel as isolated when dealing with the daily ups and downs of living with an invisible disability.
You are not alone. We're there with you, every step, hobble, stumble, or spin of the wheels.