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Rosie Jones on refusing to be defined by her disability Therapy Works

    • Mental Health

Rosie Jones who has cerebral palsy is known primarily for her comedy appearances and stand up, she is also an established writer, actor and author.
This is a great episode, open your ears, your mind and let go of many assumptions that we all make about being able bodied and having a disability; this conversation will inspire and fascinate you. 
We discussed :

Rosie’s great strength is her ‘constant optimism’, which has been a big part of her success in life personally and professionally – and how exhausting it is.

You will hear how for Rosie having a disability means she has to overcome everyone’s assumptions first, before they connect with her. For her, having cerebral palsy is not 1% of who she is. 

Rosie talks about how incredible her parents were and how she had to educate them to extend their expectations of her – she is always breaking down other people’s limits that they assume and impose on her. 

How humour is a brilliant connector and barrier breaker – humour can mean we, in that moment, have a shared reality.

How therapy enabled her to reconfigure who she was, what she wanted and how to get it. 

We have a lively discussion about her sexiness, dating and her decision to come out as gay at age 28.


Having never spoken to Rosie before, I cried, laughed and became a huge fan in a nanosecond. If you listen to this episode, I have no doubt you will too.

Find Rosie:
Instagram: @josierones
Website: https://rosiejonescomedy.com/
Books: https://www.waterstones.com/author/rosie-jones/1013806
Tour: https://rosiejonescomedy.com/live/

Find Julia:
Website: https://juliasamuel.co.uk/
Instagram: @juliasamuelmbe
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This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/THERAPYWORKS and get on your way to being your best self.
Produced by Georgie Rutherford
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Rosie Jones who has cerebral palsy is known primarily for her comedy appearances and stand up, she is also an established writer, actor and author.
This is a great episode, open your ears, your mind and let go of many assumptions that we all make about being able bodied and having a disability; this conversation will inspire and fascinate you. 
We discussed :

Rosie’s great strength is her ‘constant optimism’, which has been a big part of her success in life personally and professionally – and how exhausting it is.

You will hear how for Rosie having a disability means she has to overcome everyone’s assumptions first, before they connect with her. For her, having cerebral palsy is not 1% of who she is. 

Rosie talks about how incredible her parents were and how she had to educate them to extend their expectations of her – she is always breaking down other people’s limits that they assume and impose on her. 

How humour is a brilliant connector and barrier breaker – humour can mean we, in that moment, have a shared reality.

How therapy enabled her to reconfigure who she was, what she wanted and how to get it. 

We have a lively discussion about her sexiness, dating and her decision to come out as gay at age 28.


Having never spoken to Rosie before, I cried, laughed and became a huge fan in a nanosecond. If you listen to this episode, I have no doubt you will too.

Find Rosie:
Instagram: @josierones
Website: https://rosiejonescomedy.com/
Books: https://www.waterstones.com/author/rosie-jones/1013806
Tour: https://rosiejonescomedy.com/live/

Find Julia:
Website: https://juliasamuel.co.uk/
Instagram: @juliasamuelmbe
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This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/THERAPYWORKS and get on your way to being your best self.
Produced by Georgie Rutherford
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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