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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

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    • 5.0 • 18 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!

    Gaining A New Perspective with Georgia Stannard

    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
    The Key Is Mindset with Mark Ormrod MBE

    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
    E10: Visual representation for the physical manifestation with Ashley Eakin

    E10: Visual representation for the physical manifestation with Ashley Eakin

    This week on Disabled and Proud Brooke Millhouse is joined by Ashley Eakin. Ashley is a director and writer in Hollywood who is at the forefront of disability representation. We speak about her short "Single" & "Forgive us our tresspasses", which are on Netflix. Forgive us our tresspasses is about Aktion T4 a regime that was implemented by Hitler in 1939 which saw the murder of 300,000 disabled people and the sterilization of a further 400,000. This secret program developed gas chamber technology used in concentration camps in WW2. She talks openly about being a disabled woman, how she has found it a struggle for the majority of her life and how her chronic condition is rare. In 2017, her video on SoulPancake "That Moment" went viral regarding her disability, and from there saw her work be guided towards disability representation. Finding a community for her was so vital and how having this community and showing up for them has become a large factor in her life. She talks about the process of writting and shooting forgive us our tresspasses and how the story came about, the shooting of it . This conversation is so powerful when talking of representation and how seeing the physical representation is so important.
    In this episode you will hear: 
    About sushi syndrome About connecting in the disability community  the positives of social media Medical diagnosis of disability and societal diagnosis of disability Expressing emotions 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! 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    E9: Lets talk sh*t... Literally with Ant Andrews

    E9: Lets talk sh*t... Literally with Ant Andrews

    This week on Disabled and Proud Brooke Millhouse is joined by Ant Andrews. Ant is incredibly open regarding his disability. He no longer has a large intestine, which means he wears a stomach bag. I had so many questions regarding his disability and his stomach and he answered each one with such grace. He is potentially the first guest who also asked me questions regarding my disability. I loved having Ant on the show. He is really open about how this can be quite an embarrassing disability, but he wants to help fight the stigma that can come with an invisible disability. 
    In this episode you will hear: 
    Ant talks from the perspective of someone who was not born with a disability. His doctors and medical practitioners said he's  considered disabled now and can qualify for disability benefits. Brooke shares how fitness became a big part of her life and her journey as a disabled person. She talks about not thinking about getting back into fitness as a ‘me’ thing but as a ‘we’ thing - she sees herself as an example for other people who look like her to look to. Conditions affect people in different ways. They cover the imposter syndrome that came with comparing their struggles with others and feeling that they didn’t have it as bad as others. The various immunosuppressants and medications the doctors would convince Ant to take. He speaks about how complicated his drug regimen became throughout his treatment. Having a disability doesn’t define you as a person and should not be the only thing people see when they see you. People with disabilities are still people with lives and personalities. 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! 
    Key Takeaways:
    Conditions affect each person differently; you shouldn’t compare your struggles and experiences with another person’s. Despite how the media portrays it, having a disability can have its perks. Resources
    Brooke Millhouse Instagram

    • 51 min
    E8: Spilling the AccessibiliTEA with The Rolling Explorer

    E8: Spilling the AccessibiliTEA with The Rolling Explorer

    This week on Disabled and Proud Brooke Millhouse is joined by Jessica Ping-Wild. Jessica Ping-Wild is a model, actor, dancer, singer, creator, influencer, writer, and blogger. In June 2020, she founded The Rolling Explorer, a blog dedicated to sharing her experiences as a disabled young woman living in the 21st century. Jessica is very well versed in disability and how it can affect life. She has CHILDs syndrome, an incredibly rare condition, which roughly 60 people worldwide have. CHILDs is a genetic syndrome that causes issues with skin and limb differences on one side of the body. Jessica contrasts how disability is viewed in America versus England and the differences she has noticed. We also speak about her IG series "accessibiliTEA" on how accessible some venues are or are not as well as her take on Tik Tok dances. This is a great conversation about the reality of disability. 
    In this episode you will hear: 
    Jessica refers to her disability as a rare disease. Jessica talks about CHILDs Syndrome and how it affects the very few people with it. It mostly affects females and information on CHILDs isn’t readily available. The differences between how the UK and the US view disability. Brooke and Jessica contrast how each society treats their disabled citizens and how the media portrays disability in both countries. She shares that her career path choice was not affected by her rare disease. She also shares her goals of creating an accessible travel blog and of travelling the world. They both talk about society's overall view on disability and absurd questions and comments they’ve both gotten. 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 said 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! 
    Key Takeaways: 
    Different countries view disability differently based on their societal goals, their media and how advanced general knowledge on disability is. CHILD’s syndrome is a very rare disease that roughly only 60 people worldwide have. Resources 
    Jessica Ping-Wild LinkedIn | Instagram
    Brooke Millhouse Instagram

    • 39 min
    E7: Are you faking it?

    E7: Are you faking it?

    This week on Disabled and Proud Brooke Millhouse is joined by James Sutliff, a Certified Disability Specialist Coach and Personal Trainer at James Sutliff Personal Trainer & Disability Specialist Coach. James has dystonia, which affects his speech and his hands. This episode was POWERFUL. It wasn't until he pushed harder for answers that he got referred to specialists and found out his dystonia was caused by continuous concussion & head bangs whilst playing rugby over the years. Not having a diagnosis quite literally ruined him - he had no money, no job, no savings until he got his diagnosis. He talks about how much he loves his job working with disabled people and training them, and how being disabled has made him into the person that he is. 
    In this episode you will hear: 
    The journey to getting a diagnosis for James. He shares his experience of not having a diagnosis for 5 years and how things changed for him after being diagnosed. James talks about what it’s like for him to live with Dystonia. He shares how life is different for him than that of the average person and how he manages it. How James’ disability affected his previous career. He talks about how he lost his career as a plumber/heating engineer and how not having a real diagnosis at the time affected him. His current career as a personal trainer. He has found this career path to be the best for him. James’ advice to people who have similar experiences, persons with disabilities and anyone in general. He says pushing for answers is the best way to navigate life. 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 it 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! 
    Key Takeaways:
    No matter the obstacle, not giving up is the only way to see through to your goal. Even though James’ years without a diagnosis negatively affected his life, he still found a way to live comfortably. Resources
    James Sutliff LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
    Brooke Millhouse Instagram 

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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.

Siostarleaders ,

Thought provoking and brilliant

This podcast is thought provoking and addresses some really Crucial elements of disability.
It covers the importance of raising awareness. It provides an insight into the barriers people with disabilities may face day to day. The podcast considers how this could change for the better yet it has a light feel to it with humour. I loved the discussion with Lou about self perception it demonstrated ‘vulnerability’ and how this can be transformed into something amazing!

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