28 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 Lainie & Estela from The Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation & Trend-ABLE Blog For People With Disabilities.

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 35 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 28 - Katina Kontarakis, Love Your Guts

    Embrace It: Episode 28 - Katina Kontarakis, Love Your Guts

    At 34 years old, Katina found herself hitting rock bottom after a 17 year battle with anorexia & bulimia. After reaching out for help and enrolling in Overeaters Anonymous, she began learning how to eat healthily and reversing years of physical and emotional damage.  Today, Katina is a certified nutritionist & Reiki practitioner helping hundreds of people love their guts and heal themselves with food. Join us for this eye-opening conversation jam-packed with practical tips and steps for eating our way to wellness & happiness!
    Connect with Katina on Instagram. Connect with Katina on her website. Visit Friendly Shoes - Use code "EmbraceItFriendly" for 10% offLooking for more great tips, hacks, and blogposts? Visit: Trend-Able.comFind more on Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and patient resources on: HNF-cure.orgFollow us on IG! @embraceit_podcast | @trend.able | @cmtwegotthisPlease leave us a review and help others find us! 

    • 50 min
    Embrace It: Episode 27 - Hiring for Diversity, Arthur Woods & Susanna Tharakan

    Embrace It: Episode 27 - Hiring for Diversity, Arthur Woods & Susanna Tharakan

    We all want to feel safe and seen at our jobs, but how do we build inclusive cultures that reflect the full spectrum of humanity? Arthur Woods & Susanna Tharakan deliver an insightful and practical roadmap in their groundbreaking new book, Hiring for Diversity. Join us as we dive deeper into the current challenges facing the disability community and the steps needed to create impactful change for all types of employees and organizations. 
    Buy 'Hiring for Diversity' on AmazonConnect with Arthur & Susanna on LinkedInLearn more about MathisonVisit Friendly Shoes - Use code "EmbraceItFriendly" for 10% offLooking for more great tips, hacks, and blogposts? Visit: Trend-Able.comFind more on Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and patient resources on: HNF-cure.orgFollow us on IG! @embraceit_podcast | @trend.able | @cmtwegotthisLeave us a review and help others find us! 

    • 35 min
    Embrace It: Episode 26 - Tovah Fine, You GROW, Girl

    Embrace It: Episode 26 - Tovah Fine, You GROW, Girl

    What can houseplants teach us about processing trauma & disability? Apparently, a whole lot! Tovah Fine is an artist and disability advocate living with Charcot-Marie-Tooth and a knack for turning empty spaces into fern-tastic havens for healing. Join us as we turn over a new leaf and reexamine mobility aids, progression, therapy, and shame.
    Follow Tovah on IGVisit Friendly Shoes - Use code "EmbraceItFriendly" for 10% offLooking for more great tips, hacks, and blogposts? Visit: Trend-Able.comFind more on Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and patient resources on: HNF-cure.orgFollow us on IG! @embraceit_podcast | @trend.able | @cmtwegotthisLeave us a review and help others find us! 

    • 33 min
    Embrace It: Episode 25 - Jillian Curwin, Always Looking Up

    Embrace It: Episode 25 - Jillian Curwin, Always Looking Up

    "Height is just a number, not a limit." These are the words Jillian Curwin lives by as she navigates the world as a little person with dwarfism. Diagnosed with Achondroplasia at birth, Jillian shares her empowering journey growing up in a world not built to her size and how her advocacy work is breaking barriers on the fashion editorial pages of Vogue Italia & Harpers Bazaar. Join us as we ask some BIG questions and share a few brow-raising stories in this fun and eye-opening episode!
    Follow Jillian on IGVisit Jillian's Blog Listen to Jillian's PodcastLooking for more great tips, hacks, and blogposts? Visit: Trend-Able.comFind more on Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and patient resources on: HNF-cure.orgFollow us on IG! @embraceit_podcast | @trend.able | @cmtwegotthis

    • 45 min
    Embrace It: Episode 24 - Hope Hoffman, Ableism & Hope

    Embrace It: Episode 24 - Hope Hoffman, Ableism & Hope

    As a lifelong advocate, Hope Hoffman has been writing bills towards inclusion since high school and has gone head-to-head with discriminatory employers. In this candid episode, Hope shares her personal journey growing up with Spina Bifida and the recent amputation of her foot. Don't miss this insightful discussion as we break down the root causes and impact of ableism and dive deeper into the history of the word "handicapped".


    Follow Hope on IGLooking for more great tips, hacks, and blogposts? Visit: Trend-Able.comFind more on Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and patient resources on: HNF-cure.orgFollow us on IG! @embraceit_podcast | @trend.able | @cmtwegotthis

    • 49 min
    Embrace It: Episode 23 - Catarina Rivera, Blindish Latina

    Embrace It: Episode 23 - Catarina Rivera, Blindish Latina

    Catarina is the daughter of Cuban & Puerto Rican parents and grew up wearing hearing aids from a young age. Just before starting college at the age of 17, she began losing her vision and started a whole new journey as a disabled adult navigating the world on her own. Now she helps others do the same while smashing stigmas and educating individuals and companies about DEI (Disability Equity Inclusion).  Join us as we talk about dating, role models, inclusion, and more!
    Follow Catarina on IGLearn more about Catarina's workshops and training on her websitewww.linkedin.com/in/catarinarivera
    https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@blindishlatina
    www.twitter.com/catarinarivera
    www.facebook.com/BlindishLatinaLooking for more great tips, hacks, and blogposts? Visit: Trend-Able.comFind more on Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and patient resources on: HNF-cure.orgFollow us on IG! @embraceit_podcast | @trend.able | @cmtwegotthis

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

BryFD ,

So appreciate this podcast!

I am a 54 year old man living with CMT. I recently had a surgery and while in recovery listened to the Embrace It podcast. My first podcast for that matter. Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed it! In the introduction they talk about the podcast being for women and fashion and that’s nice but I got a lot out of it too and it was fun to hear them talk about the same issues that I face. It was especially nice to hear how funny they were and made me feel a little less alone on the journey.

BeMo43 ,

Glad to find this

I’m newly disabled & loving this show. The guests are inspiring & positive, helping me reframe how I think about myself & my situation. It’s also helping me become more aware of the challenges others have overcome. Highly recommend!

kth10 ,

Thank you.

My 4 year old son is newly diagnosed and I am finding your podcast very helpful in dealing with his difficulties as well my emotions with everything. Thanks ♥️

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