Best friends Justin Hancock, a disability advocate and activist, and Rebecca Mitts, an anxious bisexual, join forces to create community, have challenging conversations, and provide comedy (fool's) gold! Justin experiences day-to-day life with cerebral palsy, and Rebecca journeys with anxiety and depression.
PWP 9: Let the Trans Community Flourish
In this episode, Justin and Rebecca talk about the anti-trans legislation currently being presented, passed, and fought against throughout the US. Though we did do research, this episode is primarily our response to these bills and how they are hurting the trans communities, trans kids, and just the US at large. Policies like these are so often done under the guise of "protecting" children, when they are actually hurting them. It's a very heated episode, and Rebecca turns into a literal goblin at the end.
PWP 8: Carerecieving-The Good, The Bad, & The Spectacularly Weird
In this episode, Justin returns to give his experience as a carereciver. He speaks on the struggles, the joys, and the weird moments that come from it. Rebecca has obviously been apart of some of those weird moments. We are so glad he is back, though Lisa was a wonderful palsie by proxy.
PWP 7: Caregiving and Casseroles
In this episode, Justin is still recovering from surgery (he is doing well!) so his wife, Lisa, becomes the "palsie by proxy!" We dive into caregiving from the perspective of a spouse, a mother, and a friend. Caregiving is a labor of love where both the caregiver and carereciever should recognize each other's humanity and vulnerabilities, as we should in every relationship. So, bring a casserole to your local caregiver today; they probably need it.
PWP Guest Announcement
Justin had a routine surgery March 26, so we will be having a very special guest to speak in his stead. We hope and pray for a speedy recovery!
PWP 6: Call Me By WHAT Name?
In this episode, Justin and Rebecca take inspiration from their wives’ work with disability advocacy, and dive into one of the most powerful tools in their belt: language. We figure out what’s so bad about “differently abled,” or “handicappable” and why some within the LGBTQ+ community do not use the word “queer.” We can only speak for ourselves, and what we understand within our own communities. Do not take what we say here and use it to hurt others.
Special Guest: Rebecca’s washing machine! Because she hasn't figured out how to record clean audio, apparently.
PWP 5: Hobbits and Mental Health
In this episode, Justin and Rebecca delve into the tough topic of mental health and trauma using Frodo’s journey, from Lord of the Rings, as a guide. Rebecca speaks about her own struggles in darkness and Justin provides a light of hope in the midst of it.
TW: suicide mention, trauma
Awesome podcast, great people!
I started listening to this podcast right after it came out and I have to say that I really enjoy it. The style is fun and mostly lighthearted but the issues are serious and the experiences are real. I appreciate that both Justin and Rebecca present their thoughts and experiences in an approachable manner where it feels “okay” if you have made a mistake or not understood something in the past as long as you are learning from those experiences. Highly recommended!