18 episodes

Disabled and Proud is the show brought to you by top adaptive athlete Brooke Millhouse bringing listeners a different perspective on disability, each week this podcast highlights an awesome disabled guest speaking about their own disability; why they are proud to be disabled and why they are proud to be themselves.

The conversations in this show will look at what challenges these amazing people face socially, mentally, physically and life in general. This show is raw, open, honest, funny, welcoming and educational. This podcast is an opportunity to show the world that there is beauty in disability; it is not to be feared, gawked at, pitied but to be celebrated - this is the place to revel in the splendour of the disabled whilst learning and growing as a collective.

Disabled & Proud does exactly what is says on the tin! And whilst we are creating this space for disabled people to be unashamedly themselves, without need to conform for society, this is also not about toxic positivity. This show will be shining a big, bright light on disability without it being “Paralympic or pity”.

As you will hear disability is WHOLE, COMPLETE & PERFECT and whilst the topic of disability can be quite heavy - and we definitely don't shy away from the bad days - this podcast is also about having fun too! Our aim is to play a part in reclaiming the word disability - turning it from inadequacy to perfection!

Disabled and Proud Brooke Millhouse

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Disabled and Proud is the show brought to you by top adaptive athlete Brooke Millhouse bringing listeners a different perspective on disability, each week this podcast highlights an awesome disabled guest speaking about their own disability; why they are proud to be disabled and why they are proud to be themselves.

The conversations in this show will look at what challenges these amazing people face socially, mentally, physically and life in general. This show is raw, open, honest, funny, welcoming and educational. This podcast is an opportunity to show the world that there is beauty in disability; it is not to be feared, gawked at, pitied but to be celebrated - this is the place to revel in the splendour of the disabled whilst learning and growing as a collective.

Disabled & Proud does exactly what is says on the tin! And whilst we are creating this space for disabled people to be unashamedly themselves, without need to conform for society, this is also not about toxic positivity. This show will be shining a big, bright light on disability without it being “Paralympic or pity”.

As you will hear disability is WHOLE, COMPLETE & PERFECT and whilst the topic of disability can be quite heavy - and we definitely don't shy away from the bad days - this podcast is also about having fun too! Our aim is to play a part in reclaiming the word disability - turning it from inadequacy to perfection!

    E16: Accepting Adaption is the Key to Success with Sophie Elwes

    E16: Accepting Adaption is the Key to Success with Sophie Elwes

    This week on Disabled and Proud Brooke Millhouse is joined by international para-athlete Sophie Elwes.
     
    Sophie has a spinal cord injury after a fall from a balcony, but she did not let this stop her from living a life filled with excitement and adventure. After adjusting to life with her spinal cord injury she went on to represent Great Britain in adaptive skiing and waterskiing, and overcame many physical and mental hurdles along the way.
     
    Sophie speaks on her experience being a disabled athlete and how her disability has made her push herself to prove, not only to herself but also to others, that having a disability doesn’t affect your ability to participate in activities.
     
    In this episode you will hear: 
    Overcoming a traumatic injury ​Competing in adaptive skiing and waterskiing Why Sophie made a career change  
    Enjoyed this show? Tell us your favourite moment by connecting with Brooke via https://www.instagram.com/disabledandproudpodcast/
     
    About This Show: 
    Disabled and Proud is the show that brings listeners a different perspective on disability. Each week this podcast highlights an awesome disabled guest speaking about their own disability; why they are proud to be disabled and why they are proud to be themselves. 
     
    The conversations in this show will look at what challenges these amazing people face socially, mentally, physically and life in general. This show is raw, open, honest, funny, welcoming and educational. 
     
    Disabled & Proud does exactly what is says on the tin! And whilst we are creating this space for disabled people to be unashamedly themselves, without need to conform for society, this is also not about toxic positivity. This show will be shining a big, bright light on disability without it being “Paralympic or pity”. 
     
    As you will hear disability is WHOLE, COMPLETE & PERFECT and whilst the topic of disability can be quite heavy - and we definitely don't shy away from the bad days - this podcast is also about having fun too! Our aim is to play a part in reclaiming the word disability - turning it from inadequacy to perfection!

    • 45 min
    E15: Britain's strongest disabled man with Dave Walsh

    E15: Britain's strongest disabled man with Dave Walsh

    This week on Disabled and Proud Brooke Millhouse is joined by Dave Walsh, who has Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. This means his MS will never get better, just progressively worse.
     
    Through his transition from being able-bodied to having a disability, Dave learned that your dreams and aspirations don’t have to end. The way to achieve your dreams is by learning how to adapt.
     
    Dave used to take part in able-bodied Strongman competitions until he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He came across someone competing in Disabled Strongman and found a great community there, which got him hooked on adaptive lifting. He now competes in his wheelchair in the seated category and is #1 Disabled Strongman in Britain.
     
    In this episode you will hear:
    How Dave adapted to living with Multiple Sclerosis  What Adaptive sports are available How he became the #1 British Strongman Disabled Man What it's like to find employment when you are disbaled  
    Enjoyed this show? Tell us your favourite moment by connecting with Brooke via https://www.instagram.com/disabledandproudpodcast/
     
    About This Show: 
    Disabled and Proud is the show that brings listeners a different perspective on disability. Each week this podcast highlights an awesome disabled guest speaking about their own disability; why they are proud to be disabled and why they are proud to be themselves. 
     
    The conversations in this show will look at what challenges these amazing people face socially, mentally, physically and life in general. This show is raw, open, honest, funny, welcoming and educational. 
     
    Disabled & Proud does exactly what is says on the tin! And whilst we are creating this space for disabled people to be unashamedly themselves, without need to conform for society, this is also not about toxic positivity. This show will be shining a big, bright light on disability without it being “Paralympic or pity”. 
     
    As you will hear disability is WHOLE, COMPLETE & PERFECT and whilst the topic of disability can be quite heavy - and we definitely don't shy away from the bad days - this podcast is also about having fun too! Our aim is to play a part in reclaiming the word disability - turning it from inadequacy to perfection!

    • 34 min
    E14: You are the best thing since sliced bread with Samantha Renke

    E14: You are the best thing since sliced bread with Samantha Renke

    This week on Disabled and Proud Brooke Millhouse is joined by Samantha Renke who has a condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as Brittle Bone disease, which is a genetic condition characterised by bones that break easily.
     
    She does not let her condition get in the way of her living a full life. She is an actress, disability activist, writer, inclusion and equality consultant, and keynote speaker.
     
    Samantha is also a columnist for the Metro and has written articles on what it is like to be disabled, as well as the financial and social costs of being disabled. She has also written a book “You Are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread” which is about the lessons she has learned in life and why, irrespective of the obstacles you might face, you can do whatever you want.
     
    In this episode you will hear:
    About Samanatha’s disability What issues she's faced in life as a disabled person Why she wrote her book How you can be an ally for the disabled community  
    Enjoyed this show? Tell us your favourite moment by connecting with Brooke via https://www.instagram.com/disabledandproudpodcast/
     
    About This Show: 
    Disabled and Proud is the show that brings listeners a different perspective on disability. Each week this podcast highlights an awesome disabled guest speaking about their own disability; why they are proud to be disabled and why they are proud to be themselves. 
     
    The conversations in this show will look at what challenges these amazing people face socially, mentally, physically and life in general. This show is raw, open, honest, funny, welcoming and educational. 
     
    Disabled & Proud does exactly what is says on the tin! And whilst we are creating this space for disabled people to be unashamedly themselves, without need to conform for society, this is also not about toxic positivity. This show will be shining a big, bright light on disability without it being “Paralympic or pity”. 
     
    As you will hear disability is WHOLE, COMPLETE & PERFECT and whilst the topic of disability can be quite heavy - and we definitely don't shy away from the bad days - this podcast is also about having fun too! Our aim is to play a part in reclaiming the word disability - turning it from inadequacy to perfection! 

    • 59 min
    E13: The Con$cious Kid Brand

    E13: The Con$cious Kid Brand

    This week on Disabled and Proud Brooke Millhouse is joined by Marlon from TCK Brand. He was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that means the spine and the spinal cord do not develop completely. His condition comes with neurological difficulties such as having a hard time learning or focusing on things. Marlon does not let his disability stop him from enjoying his life; he is currently studying at university and is running his own fashion brand TCK.  
     
    The disabled community is the largest minority group but they are also the most underrepresented. Marlon wants disabled people to have more visibility in media and clothing which is why his brand is made specifically for the disabled community by the disabled community. 
     
    In this episode you will hear: 
    How Marlon’s disability affects his life Why he started TCK Brand What to do to become comfortable with your disability Ways to better include the disabled community in activities  
    Enjoyed this show? Tell us your favourite moment by connecting with Brooke via https://www.instagram.com/disabledandproudpodcast/
     
    Connect with Marlon and the amazing work he is doing with TCK Brand via https://tckbrand.com/
     
    About This Show: 
     
    Disabled and Proud is the show that brings listeners a different perspective on disability. Each week this podcast highlights an awesome disabled guest speaking about their own disability; why they are proud to be disabled and why they are proud to be themselves. 
     
    The conversations in this show will look at what challenges these amazing people face socially, mentally, physically and life in general. This show is raw, open, honest, funny, welcoming and educational. 
     
    Disabled & Proud does exactly what is says on the tin! And whilst we are creating this space for disabled people to be unashamedly themselves, without need to conform for society, this is also not about toxic positivity. This show will be shining a big, bright light on disability without it being “Paralympic or pity”. 
     
    As you will hear disability is WHOLE, COMPLETE & PERFECT and whilst the topic of disability can be quite heavy - and we definitely don't shy away from the bad days - this podcast is also about having fun too! Our aim is to play a part in reclaiming the word disability - turning it from inadequacy to perfection! 

    • 44 min
    E12: Gaining A New Perspective with Georgia Stannard

    E12: Gaining A New Perspective with Georgia Stannard

    This week on Disabled and Proud Brooke Millhouse is joined by Georgia Stannard who became an amputee at the age of 22 after she was hit by a bus.
     
    Georgia is so much more appreciative of her body once she became an amputee. Every day is different. She had to adapt and alter her life and be patient as she was less able to do things.
     
    Georgia had to overcome the fear of being disabled and get used to how her life is going to change and will be different as she now only has one leg. 
     
    In this episode you will hear: 
    How Georgia lost her leg What effect becoming disabled at 22 had on her life Georgia’s change of perspective once she became disabled   
    Enjoyed this show? Tell us your favourite moment by connecting with Brooke via https://www.instagram.com/disabledandproudpodcast/
     
    About This Show: 
    Disabled and Proud is the show that brings listeners a different perspective on disability. Each week this podcast highlights an awesome disabled guest speaking about their own disability; why they are proud to be disabled and why they are proud to be themselves. 
     
    The conversations in this show will look at what challenges these amazing people face socially, mentally, physically and life in general. This show is raw, open, honest, funny, welcoming and educational. 
     
    Disabled & Proud does exactly what is says on the tin! And whilst we are creating this space for disabled people to be unashamedly themselves, without need to conform for society, this is also not about toxic positivity. This show will be shining a big, bright light on disability without it being “Paralympic or pity”. 
     
    As you will hear disability is WHOLE, COMPLETE & PERFECT and whilst the topic of disability can be quite heavy - and we definitely don't shy away from the bad days - this podcast is also about having fun too! Our aim is to play a part in reclaiming the word disability - turning it from inadequacy to perfection! 

    • 50 min
    E11: The Key Is Mindset with Mark Ormrod MBE

    E11: The Key Is Mindset with Mark Ormrod MBE

    This week on Disabled and Proud Brooke Millhouse is joined by Triple amputee Mark Ormrod MBE a former Royal Marine, Invictus Games Athlete author and motivational speaker.
     
    Mark speaks about how being disabled in the modern world means he doesn’t miss out on things and he excitedly shares that there is so much opportunity and assistance for disabled people to take part in activities and sports. 
     
    As you will hear in the show, there is now also a lot of representation in the media for disabled people with models, influencers, sports stars and TV personalities slowly but surely getting more of the right attention, and good job too! 
     
    However Mark keeps it real in this show and shares that despite all the increasing representation etc. there are still issues with classifications of disability while competing in sports.
     
    In this episode you will hear: 
    How Mark dealt with becoming disabled at 24 years old Marks transition from being in the Royal Marines to becoming an Invictus games athlete and motivational speaker Mark’s views on disability classification in competitive sports    
    Enjoyed this show? Tell us your favourite moment by connecting with Brooke via https://www.instagram.com/disabledandproudpodcast/
     
    About This Show: 
    Disabled and Proud is the show that brings listeners a different perspective on disability. Each week this podcast highlights an awesome disabled guest speaking about their own disability; why they are proud to be disabled and why they are proud to be themselves. 
     
    The conversations in this show will look at what challenges these amazing people face socially, mentally, physically and life in general. This show is raw, open, honest, funny, welcoming and educational. 
     
    Disabled & Proud does exactly what is says on the tin! And whilst we are creating this space for disabled people to be unashamedly themselves, without need to conform for society, this is also not about toxic positivity. This show will be shining a big, bright light on disability without it being “Paralympic or pity”. 
     
    As you will hear disability is WHOLE, COMPLETE & PERFECT and whilst the topic of disability can be quite heavy - and we definitely don't shy away from the bad days - this podcast is also about having fun too! Our aim is to play a part in reclaiming the word disability - turning it from inadequacy to perfection!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

MollyMMP ,

Educational and inspirational!

This podcast is extremely interesting. It sparks confidence and inspiration in those who are disabled and provides awareness and knowledge to those who are not. It’s so great to hear people speak so openly about their disabilities and I think this podcast will be a great help to many people!

sophieemor ,

Absolutely love this a great listen

Absolutely love this podcast. It’s not just for the disabled community but a must listen for the pre-disabled community. Learning so much through hearing others share their lives and realising how much we have in common.

The Peppers ,

Inspirational 🤩

Founds these podcasts so honest, inspirational and thought provoking. It was great to hear how different people see their disabilities and how they have moulded themselves as a result in a very positive way. I hope these are seen by people who are not confident or sure of who they are and used as tool to find their own unique path.

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