21 episodes

What's the Difference Podcast features the stories of people living life with a wide variety of disabilities, navigating the health care system, careers, family and romantic relationships. Created by host Jackie Rosen and supported by Tru Faces, the aim of the podcast is to promote advocacy, smash stigmas and put an end to ableism in mainstream culture.

Got a question or comment? Interested in being on the show? Contact us at whatsthedifferencepodcast@gmail.com or drop us a line on one of our socials!

What's the Difference Podcast Jackie Rosen and Tru Faces

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

What's the Difference Podcast features the stories of people living life with a wide variety of disabilities, navigating the health care system, careers, family and romantic relationships. Created by host Jackie Rosen and supported by Tru Faces, the aim of the podcast is to promote advocacy, smash stigmas and put an end to ableism in mainstream culture.

Got a question or comment? Interested in being on the show? Contact us at whatsthedifferencepodcast@gmail.com or drop us a line on one of our socials!

    Integrated vs. Inclusive Sport for People with Disabilities

    Integrated vs. Inclusive Sport for People with Disabilities

    In this first episode of season three, Jackie and her new Tru Faces co-hosts Emilee Schevers, Jess Eaton and Jenna Kedy discuss the issues with segregated sports for people with disabilities, and weigh the pros and cons of integrated versus inclusive sports.
    Liked this episode? Leave us your thoughts by visiting us on Instagram or Facebook, by email at whatsthedifferencepodcast@gmail.com or on our YouTube Channel, and don’t forget to click to subscribe! Thanks for tuning in! 
    More information on Tru Faces can be found on their website, Instagram or Facebook, or on YouTube!
    RECORDED: March 29, 2023 
    FIRST AIRED: April 17, 2023 
    AUDIO PRODUCTION: Jackie Rosen

    • 32 min
    Changing the Conversation on Body Shaming and Disabilities

    Changing the Conversation on Body Shaming and Disabilities

    IN THIS EPISODE: Body shaming: it’s something many of us are no stranger to and for some of us, it starts at a very young age and can have a serious or life-threatening impact on our well-being. For individuals with disabilities – where many of us already have very little control over our bodies – it can be a double punch. Jackie and Mizz Sarah welcome returning guest Nikki Crowe as well as the CNIB’s Keya Osborne to discuss how size shaming impacted their respective journeys dealing with breast cancer and vision loss. The panel touches on some of the cultural origins of fat stigma, the differences between that and skinny shaming, and how medical professionals can better connect to people living with eating disorders and body dysmorphia. 

    Please note this episode discusses eating disorders and may be triggering to some individuals. 

    Liked this episode? Leave us your thoughts by visiting us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @PodcastWTD, by email at whatsthedifferencepodcast@gmail.com or on our YouTube Channel. Just search for “What’s the Difference Podcast” and don’t forget to click to subscribe! Thanks for tuning in! 

    RECORDED: May 24, 2021 

    FIRST AIRED: November 21, 2021 

    AUDIO PRODUCTION: Illicit Sound Radio

    • 47 min
    FORMULA vs BREASTFEEDING: Choices for Differently-Abled Parents

    FORMULA vs BREASTFEEDING: Choices for Differently-Abled Parents

    IN THIS EPISODE:  Deciding how to feed your baby – and the process of feeding them – is never easy. Add a disability into the mix and that can bring challenges that able-bodied individuals may never encounter throughout their parenting journey. Jackie and Mizz Sarah speak with Mallory Whitmore AKA @theformulamom about choice when it comes to infant feeding and how the push towards breastfeeding can be harmful for some women and their families. Mallory, who lives with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), also shares why it’s important for parents of different abilities to have options when it comes to giving birth, and how hospitals and other medical professionals can better meet the needs of their patients throughout the pregnancy and postpartum months.

    Liked this episode? Leave us your thoughts by visiting us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @PodcastWTD, by email at whatsthedifferencepodcast@gmail.com or on our YouTube Channel. Just search for “What’s the Difference Podcast” and don’t forget to click to subscribe! Thanks for tuning in!

    RECORDED: June 21, 2021

    FIRST AIRED: September 28, 2021

    AUDIO PRODUCTION: Illicit Sound Radio

    • 40 min
    DISABLED PEOPLE NEED GREATER REPRESENTATION IN FILM AND TV

    DISABLED PEOPLE NEED GREATER REPRESENTATION IN FILM AND TV

    IN THIS EPISODE:  The film and television industry still has plenty of catching up to do when it comes to hiring and showcasing the work of people with disabilities. In fact, disabled actors, producers, editors and writers are among the least represented of all minority groups when it comes to screentime. What's more, we still see able-bodied actors playing the roles of disabled characters way too often. Emily Schooley, a Toronto-based actor, filmmaker and all-around badass joins Jackie and Sam to discuss the current problems within the industry, what continues to hold people like us back and who's actually getting it right.

    Liked this episode? Leave us your thoughts by visiting us on Instagram or Twitter @PodcastWTD, Facebook @whatsthedifferencepodcast, by email at whatsthedifferencepodcast@gmail.com and through our website whatsthedifferencepodcast.ca. Thanks for tuning in!

    RECORDED: March 20, 2021

    FIRST AIRED: September 1, 2021

    AUDIO PRODUCTION: Illicit Sound Radio

    • 31 min
    BEING BULLIED WHEN YOU HAVE A DISABILITY

    BEING BULLIED WHEN YOU HAVE A DISABILITY

    IN THIS EPISODE:  Growing up with both visible and invisible disabilities, Jackie and Mizz Sarah didn’t exactly have the easiest time when trying to fit in amongst their peers. Although their experiences were different, they were both consistently bullied both inside and out of the classroom and even online, at a time when they were either ignored or told to “suck it up.” Jackie and Sarah look back on their school years and discuss how times are changing and how they’ve made peace with their past. They also provide advice to children, teens and adults who are being bullied today, both at school and in the workplace.

    If you’re a victim of bullying, please know you are never alone and there are many ways you can get help. Do not hesitate to reach out to the following:

    Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645

    Crisis Text Line: “HOME,” “START” or “HELLO” to 741741

    US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

    Kids Help Phone (Canada): 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868

    Liked this episode? Leave us your thoughts by visiting us on Instagram or Twitter @PodcastWTD, Facebook @whatsthedifferencepodcast, by email at whatsthedifferencepodcast@gmail.com and through our website whatsthedifferencepodcast.ca. Thanks for tuning in!

    RECORDED: January 22, 2021

    FIRST AIRED: June 7, 2021

    AUDIO PRODUCTION: George Quarcoo

    • 38 min
    I have Multiple Sclerosis and I'm planning a pregnancy!

    I have Multiple Sclerosis and I'm planning a pregnancy!

    IN THIS EPISODE:  Dani-Elle Dubé has been ready for motherhood for a while, but living with Multiple Sclerosis is she able to carry a pregnancy? We hear about Dani’s journey through numerous tests, treatments, doctor’s appointments and well-researched plans in order to prepare her body to grow a human, which is more than possible despite her diagnosis. Dani tells us about what it’s like to live with MS, her medical team helping her step-by-step along the way and how people with disabilities can advocate for themselves when planning a family, as she hopes to welcome her own child into the world in the next 1-2 years.

    To read Dani’s article in Today’s Parent magazine, please click here (https://www.todaysparent.com/getting-pregnant/trying-to-conceive/chronic-illness-and-pregnancy/)

    May is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month! To learn more about MS, please visit the MS Society of Canada (https://mssociety.ca)

    Liked this episode? Leave us your thoughts by visiting us on YouTube, Instagram at @whatsthedifferencepodcast, Facebook at @whatsthedifferencepodcast, or by email at whatsthedifferencepodcast@gmail.com, and through our website whatsthedifferencepodcast.ca. Thanks for tuning in!

    RECORDED: April 9, 2021

    FIRST AIRED: June 3, 2021

    AUDIO PRODUCTION: George Quarcoo

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Tygher12 ,

Well done

Very interesting with good flow between the hosts. Looking forward to more episodes delving into various experiences.

noodioo ,

🔥🔥🔥🔥

So excited for future episodes! Can’t wait to hear about love, relationships, and sex as well as school, from elementary to university! Sam sounds super hot too 🙊 she can fight me any day

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