57 episodes

Real-life friends, Lainie Ishbia from Trend-Able.com, & Estela Lugo from the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation, are real, raw & perfectly imperfect in their informal discussions about the trials & tribulations of living with disabilities. Both women wear leg braces due to chronic neuromuscular conditions and are passionate about helping others feel confident in their own skin.

Embrace It with Lainie & Estela - Smashing Disability Stigmas Launchpad 516 Studios

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

Real-life friends, Lainie Ishbia from Trend-Able.com, & Estela Lugo from the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation, are real, raw & perfectly imperfect in their informal discussions about the trials & tribulations of living with disabilities. Both women wear leg braces due to chronic neuromuscular conditions and are passionate about helping others feel confident in their own skin.

    Embrace It: Episode 57 - Xian Horn, Catalyst for Inclusion

    Embrace It: Episode 57 - Xian Horn, Catalyst for Inclusion

    Join us for an inspiring episode of the Embrace It Podcast as we welcome the radiant Xian Horn, a true catalyst for inclusion. Xian, a joyful half-Asian woman with Cerebral Palsy, wears many hats: teacher, writer, speaker, beauty advocate, blogger, and Exemplar for the AT&T NYU Connect Ability Challenge towards creating Assistive Technology.Named one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women's eNews in 2017, Xian Horn's journey toward reconceptualizing leadership has left a profound...

    • 59 min
    Embrace It: Episode 56 - Alexa & Jaqueline Child, Make Love Accessible

    Embrace It: Episode 56 - Alexa & Jaqueline Child, Make Love Accessible

    Join us for an enlightening conversation with Alexa and Jacqueline Child, the dynamic duo behind Dateability, a revolutionary dating app designed to empower the disabled and chronically ill communities. Founded by sisters, Jacqueline's personal experience with discrimination and hurtful comments on mainstream dating apps due to her disability ignited a spark within them to create a platform that champions inclusivity and understanding.In this podcast episode, we delve into Jacqueline and Alex...

    • 49 min
    Embrace It: Episode 55 - 10 Things We'd Tell Our Younger Selves About Disability

    Embrace It: Episode 55 - 10 Things We'd Tell Our Younger Selves About Disability

    In this heartfelt episode, join Lainie and Estela as they open up about their personal journeys in living with a disability. Delving into the depths of self-reflection, the duo shares an intimate list of insights they wish they could tell their younger selves. From navigating challenges to embracing self-love, this candid conversation unveils valuable lessons, offering a beacon of wisdom for anyone on a similar path. Tune in for a touching exploration of resilience, growth, and the empowering...

    • 33 min
    Embrace It: Episode 54 Pamela Rae Schuller - Channel Your SH*T

    Embrace It: Episode 54 Pamela Rae Schuller - Channel Your SH*T

    In this amusing and heartfelt episode, we explore the pivotal moments that turned a troubled and disabled middle schooler with Tourette’s syndrome into an international comedian and Netflix personality! Join us as Pamela Rae Schuller blends her skills of storytelling and comedy with disability advocacy into this fun and insightful EmBrace It conversation!Follow Pamela on InstagramWatch Pamela’s TEDx TalkWatch Pamela on NetflixBook an EmBRACE It WorkshopLooking for more great tips, hacks, and ...

    • 45 min
    Embrace It: Episode 53 Madeline Niebanck - Stroke of Luck

    Embrace It: Episode 53 Madeline Niebanck - Stroke of Luck

    In this empowering episode, we sit down with Maddi, an extraordinary individual whose journey has been defined by resilience and determination.Graduating from Georgetown University with a passion for Spanish and Justice and Peace Studies, Maddi's life took an unexpected turn when a hemorrhagic stroke left her paralyzed on her left side. Amidst her recovery, she discovered a new passion for fashion, channeling her love for the arts into writing her first book, "Fashion Fwd: How Today's Culture...

    • 38 min
    Embrace It: Episode 52 Dustin Giannelli - Hears Dustin

    Embrace It: Episode 52 Dustin Giannelli - Hears Dustin

    In this inspiring episode, we dive into the remarkable journey of Dustin, who was diagnosed with profound bilateral hearing loss at the young age of five. Despite this life-changing diagnosis, Dustin's story is one of resilience, empowerment, and a determination to spread positivity.From school hearing exams to facing unexpected challenges, Dustin’s experiences have been both unique and universal. We explore the transformative moment in his life when a simple divider during a hearing test cha...

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

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Love this podcast!

This is an incredible podcast and I learn so much and I get so inspired every time I listen! bravo!

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Story on Becky

I enjoyed the Podcast about Becky. I connected a lot with her in so many ways. I have also had the surgery on my left foot. I would love to do it on my right foot, but I will have to be in warm place where I won’t have to drive.

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More of this, please!

Beautiful and positive conversations by strong women!

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