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Olivia Shivas, Rebecca Dubber and guests tackle the big questions about life with a disability. Sex, religion, mobility carparks - and how to fend off outrageous questions. Made with the support of NZ On Air.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 58 Ratings

Olivia Shivas, Rebecca Dubber and guests tackle the big questions about life with a disability. Sex, religion, mobility carparks - and how to fend off outrageous questions. Made with the support of NZ On Air.

    7. The eternal curse of sad piano music: Disability and media

    7. The eternal curse of sad piano music: Disability and media

    Olivia, Becs and producer Grace discuss the representation of disability in the media, and ask: couldn’t you find any better music for that news story about that lady in a wheelchair?

    Guests: Grace Stratton and Nas Campanella

    • 39 min
    6. Your world sucks, so we’re rebuilding it for us: Disability and leadership

    6. Your world sucks, so we’re rebuilding it for us: Disability and leadership

    The world is not designed for disabled people, and rebuilding it is going to take strong leadership. In this episode, Olivia and Becs interview two leaders with a disability - Green MP Golriz Ghahraman and Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero.

    Guests: Golriz Ghahraman and Paula Tesoriero

    • 34 min
    5. Nope, I don’t want you to pray for me, thanks: Disability and faith

    5. Nope, I don’t want you to pray for me, thanks: Disability and faith

    The first rule of disability club is that if you sit in a wheelchair long enough, someone is going to come over and offer to pray for you. The tricky bit is figuring out how to reply. Olivia and Becs hear from Latifa Daud on her journey with Muslim faith and disability in New Zealand; and they meet an amputee who lost her leg in a dramatic way.

    Guests: Latifa Daud and Rhiannon Peters

    • 36 min
    4. Why are you so obsessed with my sex life? Disability and dating

    4. Why are you so obsessed with my sex life? Disability and dating

    Sex, dating and relationships are already complicated, but even more so in a world that judges disabled people so harshly. Olivia, Becs and guests discuss whether or not to include your wheelchair in Tinder photos, and guest Tim Young shares what to do when your catheter bag fills up on a first date.

    Guests: Loren Savage, Timothy Young and Henrietta Bollinger

    • 40 min
    3. Unapologetically me: Disability and self-image

    3. Unapologetically me: Disability and self-image

    Olivia and Becs hear from guests who are smashing perceptions of disability - from having to prove your intelligence when you are non-verbal, to redefining masculinity as a bloke in a wheelchair. They also find out how much money you should spend on shoes when you can't even walk.

    Guests: Mamie Rose Macdonald, Chelsea Pita, Geneva Hakaraia-Tino and Shakti Krishnan

    • 43 min
    2. Please don't break my wheelchair! Disability and travel

    2. Please don't break my wheelchair! Disability and travel

    Olivia and Becs take flight to Dunedin and find out if an iconic New Zealand tourist attraction is accessible to wheelchair-users. On the way, they catch up with Japanese disability advocate Umi Asaka, who has travelled to 20 countries as a wheelchair-user with brittle bones.

    Guests: Umi Asaka, Grace Stratton, Ella Martin

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

KLai09 ,

Excellent

Interesting and insightful stories that’s very well put together. Looking forward to listening to more episodes as they come out!

NjF ,

Great find

I really love this podcast as I have a disability and been able to hear from people with all sorts of disabilities and their experiences, I can relate. Like when a stranger makes a comment directly to them, I have had that same sort of thing said to me. I find it interesting hearing what their perspective is on how they took that comment. I could go on and on. I look forward to hearing the next podcast.

A M Berends ,

Amazing

Really well presented, and lots of food for thought. Can’t wait to listen to the episodes as they’re released.

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