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E69: Heavy Metal, Circus Acts and Labor Rights w/Kim Kelly

By DGWL / 2023-01-03
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This episode was so much fun to say the least. Kim Kelly, badass author, labor journalist, former VICE staffer, circus act, roadie and everything in between, shared her experience with putting ectrodactyly on a performing stage and traveling across towns as what sideshows called the “Lobster Girl.” Then writing about the beauties and flaws of heavy metal turned into labor rights and disability justice pieces and recently led to a book tour for her newest book, ‘FIGHT LIKE HELL: The Untold History of American Labor.’

Tune in!

Find the book here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Fight-Like-Hell/Kim-Kelly/9781982171056

Follow Kim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/grimkim

Host for this episode:

Marybeth B. (@merrbertt)

Marcia D. (@movewithmarcia)

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1000 Smiles – Impossible Dream 2022 Summer Tour Recap

By Impossible Dream Catamaran / 2022-12-26
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To DONATE click: https://the-impossible-dream-inc.networkforgood.com/projects/147588-preparing-the-impossible-dream-for-2022

The Impossible Dream has completed her 8th Summer Tour of the East Coast!   We partnered with 61 disability groups, creating access to the water for over 1000 disabled persons and visited 18 ports including Baltimore, Boston and Brooklyn.

As with any long journey, the Impossible Dream has worked hard and is in need of some tender loving care.  Impossible Dream catamaran is the heart and soul of our organization. She has faithfully powered our dreams for 9 years!

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E68: Wheelchair Users are People Too w/Moriah

By DGWL / 2022-12-05
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Marcia & Marybeth meet Moriah, a wheelchair user with polio that was adopted from India as a child. We discuss discrimination based on physical disability, culture shock as a child in a new country, and all the silly assumptions made by able bodied people that grind our gears. Grab a glass of wine and get ready for a good old fashioned vent session.

Host for this episode:

Marybeth B. (@merrbertt)

Marcia D. (@movewithmarcia)

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E67: Adaptive Tools for Lifting & Living

By DGWL / 2022-11-07
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We’re talking adaptive tools, trinkets, doodads, equipment, and more to help us disabled girls, gays, & theys do life and lifting. Some of the tips and tricks we’ve tried for ourselves, or we’ve seen our own podcast guests use. There are so many options to make life a little easier and lifting more accessible, we hope that something here works for you!

Equip Products – https://equipproducts.com/
Active Hands – https://www.activehands.com/
Mute Sports Equipment – https://www.mutesportsequipment.com/
T-Pull Door Closer – https://t-pull.com/
Abilitease https://www.instagram.com/abilitease/, http://www.abilitease.com/
FREE Tech Owl PA https://www.instagram.com/techowlpa/
Apple vision accessibility https://www.apple.com/accessibility/vision/
Stephanie Renburg – https://www.instagram.com/stephanierenberg/
Kym Dekyrel – https://www.instagram.com/kympossiblexoxo/

Host for this episode:

Marybeth B. (@merrbertt)

Marcia D. (@movewithmarcia)

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E66: Self-Care Without Breaking the Bank

By DGWL / 2022-10-10
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Managing self-care might seem so cliche in today’s age of mental health awareness, but it’s one thing to say it and it’s another to act on it. We discuss the steps we take to find ourselves in the middle of life chaos, while the world is in dumpster fire flames, and doing so without breaking the bank. Not many of us have the privilege to escape, go on a backpacking trip through Europe to try and find peace, or move our home to the Hamptons, when living gets hard. How do we adjust our movement with mental health and illness changes? What does that look like for you? Do you put up boundaries for yourself and others?

Books and resources discussed:

Set Boundaries, Find Peace. Nedra Glover 

Kat Lopez – Peer Support & Grief Worker

Accountability Mapping – Free Resources

Accountability Mapping Instagram

Host for this episode:

Marybeth B. (@merrbertt)

Marcia D. (@movewithmarcia)

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E65: Just the Two of Us

By DGWL / 2022-09-12
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In this episode, we welcome ourselves back from a two or so month hiatus… After Marybeth’s wedding and long summer things, we discuss the lots that’s happened and what’s to come. Marcia is no longer physically dead, we learn that she’s allergic to the world (everything indoors and outdoors), long-COVID conference happenings, she’s writing a book and needs your help! Marybeth with a move and upgrade in home, new stay at home husband (with no kids ha), and fun family blending.

Also, have y’all heard about the new IPF bench rules for powerlifting? What are your thoughts?

Host for this episode:

Marybeth B. (@merrbertt)

Marcia D. (@movewithmarcia)

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E64: “The Film Industry Is Ableist” w/Melina Nakos

By DGWL / 2022-07-11
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In this episode, Melina joins Marybeth to discuss life on the set as a queer, disabled director and producer. How can we make more sets, stages, and venues more accommodating for PWDs? How is this translated in the hiring or casting process? Where have we made headway and what needs more work?

“I believe storytelling is inherently a mode of activism and being able to stand, through my work, for inclusion and positive representation is something that drives me in my whole career… Your voice matters. Creatives who are disabled need to be 10x as good as their abled counterparts to get half the opportunities. Through all of that, the thing that has saved me is knowing, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I have something to say and a story to tell that is vital for audiences to hear.” Listen for more!

Host for this episode:

Marybeth B. (@merrbertt)

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E63: Grief, Boundaries & Relationships with Kat Lopez

By DGWL / 2022-06-13
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CW Grief, Death, Loss

On this episode, Marcia and Marybeth meet with Kat, a queer polyamorous Xicanx femme and chronically ill survivor. They discuss all things boundaries, communication, grief, and relationships in this eye opening episode. . As a doula and facilitator, one of kat’s goals is to help folks frame reciprocal relationships from a place of curiosity and intention. So disabled babes take this episode to explore your relationship with grief, your relationship with yourself, and your relationship with others.

Kat’s Offerings & Services

https://www.katlopez.com/

Kat’s Podcast “Babes with Boundaries”

https://spoti.fi/3xHIxU6

Host for this episode:

Marcia D. (@thatdoc.marcia), Marybeth B. (@merrbertt)

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E62: There's “Rheum to Rise” with Ashley

By DGWL / 2022-05-16
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TW: Food, Disordered Eating. On this episode, Ashley of RA Warrior Fitness sits down to discuss all the things Faith, Food, and Fitness. She shares how her journey with eating habits, learning to love movement, and mindset changes has led to better management of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Thanks to the pandemic, she pivoted her career and founded RA Warrior Fitness to help other spoonie sisters do the same.

https://www.rawarriorfitness.com/

Host for this episode:

Marcia D. (@thatdoc.marcia), Marybeth B. (@merrbertt)

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E61: A New Normal After VAD

By DGWL / 2022-04-18
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In this episode, Rachel joins us to share her experience recently navigating life as a powerlifter, speech language pathologist and dog mom immediately after a right vertebral artery dissection. Thanks to the VAD facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/94854960694) and communities like @disabledgirlswholift it’s been a lot easier for her to understand her symptoms and the bittersweet need to rediscover passions and REST.

Hosts for this episode:
Marcia D. (@thatdoc.marcia), Marybeth B. (@merrbertt)

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