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Welcome to the new official Advocate Like a Mother™ Podcast from Michelle Sullivan and Ashley Montano. Here to educate, empower, and inspire mom's to find their voice on behalf of their child with a different ability.

Advocate Like a Mother Podcast Michelle Sullivan & Ashley Montano

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9, 70 Ratings

Welcome to the new official Advocate Like a Mother™ Podcast from Michelle Sullivan and Ashley Montano. Here to educate, empower, and inspire mom's to find their voice on behalf of their child with a different ability.

    S01 Episode 11 - Season Finale LIVE Show with Ileana Sosa and Kendall Renee

    S01 Episode 11 - Season Finale LIVE Show with Ileana Sosa and Kendall Renee

    Hey everyone! Thank you for joining us for our Season Finale LIVE Show with Ileana Sosa and Kendall Renee. We had such an amazing time together at Bella Blooms, sharing our journeys together and meeting many of you face to face.

    This has been such an incredible first season, and as I mentioned early on in this journey I really never imagined doing a podcast, but felt so deeply called to share my story and journey with you all. It has been so encouraging to see you support the show and own your advocacy.

    Sign up for the email list on the website for news on season 2 and other updates from us along the way. Again, thank you to so many of you that made this show happen. This season's co-host Ashley and entire The Montano family, my husband Eric and my kids for being so supportive, all of our sponsors; The Glory Days, Speech Blubs, Delivering Fancy, and Functional Formulas. And of course, our producer, editor and engineer, Andy Lara with http://www.andylikeswords.com for making all of the technical things happen.

    See you all next time!
    - Michelle Sullivan

    http://www.advocatelikeamother.org

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    S01 Episode 10 - Changing the Face of Beauty with Katie Driscoll

    S01 Episode 10 - Changing the Face of Beauty with Katie Driscoll

    Hey Everyone! Today’s episode is all about representation in advertising. We sat down with Katie Driscoll, founder of Changing The Face of Beauty.

    Katie has 6 kids - she had 5 boys and then her daughter Grace came along. Grace has a magical extra chromosome and Grace is also the inspiration behind Changing The Face of Beauty.

    Katie shares with us how she stared this amazing organization from the ground up. Katie continues to advocate for change in advertising because 1 out 5 people has a disability, but that number is not represented in ads/media.

    Let’s help change that! If you see a company including people of all abilities in their ads, will you let them know you notice and that you appreciate it? If you are a talent agency, please hire people of all abilities so everyone is represented.

    • 50 min
    S01 Episode 9 Pt. 2- Abuse in the Disability Community with Natalie Weaver

    S01 Episode 9 Pt. 2- Abuse in the Disability Community with Natalie Weaver

    Today’s episode is part two of a series all about abuse in the disability community.

    On today's episode we sat down with Natalie Weaver. Natalie's daughter Sophia has a facial difference and has endured an unspeakable amount of hate online. Natalie has even received death threats. 

    Natalie shares with us how she used to hide at home with Sophia and what happened in her life that turned her into the advocate she is today. 

    Natalie is a powerhouse advocate and does not back down. She stood up to Twitter along with an army behind her and was able to get them to include disability in their abuse reporting tool, in response to the many hateful and violent comments she has gotten when she posts photos of Sophia. 

    She is now standing up to Instagram. Natalie said that the abuse she and Sophia has received on Instagram is 3x what she has received on Facebook and Twitter combined. And she's only been on Instagram less than a year. When she reported a comment that said "drown her," Instagram responded that the comment doesn't violate community guidelines. 

    Will you stand with Natalie? Let's join her in this fight. Follow her on Instagram @nataliecweaver and tag @instagram along with @zuck and @mosseri and ask them to include disabilities in their abuse reporting tool until they can't ignore us any longer. 

    To any parent who's child has experienced abuse, you are not alone. We are here to help encourage you, and to help find your community.

    Michelle

    CONNECT WITH OUR SHOW
    INSTAGRAM | www.instagram.com/advocatelikeamother
    TWITTER | www.twitter.com/advocatelikeamom
    EMAIL | Hello@advocatelikeamother.org
    PATREON | www.patreon.com/advocatelikeamother

    • 43 min

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4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

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Love this podcast for parents raising our exceptional kids! Your pod on accessible playgrounds is inspiring and ❤️❤️❤️ Keep up the awesome work of inclusion!

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