Ever wondered if you were disabled or not? Maybe you have newly lost your mobility or you're fed up with all the advice that tells you your life is over and you want an honest guide to living your best life. Am I Disabled Now? is just for you. Each week Hannah from Not Your Grandma's interviews prominent people in the chronic illness and disability world, covering everything from community, fitness and working. Each guest also discusses their experiences with becoming disabled.
Episode 5 - Babe with a Mobility Aid
How do you use mobility aids and still feel like you? Often the images we see of people using mobility aids are dreary and it looks like their life is over but that’s so far from reality. This week’s guest is Annika from @LittlePineNeedle who started the amazing #BabeWithAMobilityAid movement. We talk about coming to terms with loss of mobility, buying your first mobility aid and what it feels like to start claiming the word disabled.
Episode 4 - Ableism
What is ableism and how does it apply to me? This weeks guest, Nina from @Nina_Tame talks all things ableism. From how we deal with it while out and about to unpacking internalised ableism and the work we have to do when we first become disabled.
Episode 3 - Working
When do you tell your boss your sick? How do you even fit in working with a chronic illness? This weeks guest Jameisha from @youlookoktome talks all things working and disability. From asking for accommodations and the guilt that can come from that, we cover it all.
Episode 2 - Community
At one point or another we’ve all taken to the internet to find out more about being disabled but how do you find the right community for you? Eva from the Instagram account @wheely_good_time talks with us about her experiences of becoming disabled and fall the things they forget to tell you, like how to actually use your wheelchair.
Chronic Illness and Fitness
Ever wondered how you really fit exercise into chronic illness? Spoiler alert it’s not as easy as doctor’s make it out to be. This week’s guest Ali Hemsley gives us the low down on what it’s really like going from bed bound to gym bound. We also delve deep into what it’s like loosing your mobility and that first time you step out the door with your mobility aid.
Am I Disabled Now? - Theme Song
Massive thanks to @billybbee and their partner @dorian.christian.gray over on Instagram for making me the BEST theme tune ever.