7 episodes

Welcome to POWER NOT PITY, where we explore the lives of disabled people of color everywhere! Through storytelling, commentary and analysis, the podcast aims to amplify the lived experiences and perspectives of disabled people.

In an effort to break down the systemic barriers that keep disabled people of color silenced, this show serves as a vehicle to dismantle ableism with grace, humor and downright determination.

So... “What’s your disabled power?”

POWER NOT PITY Bri M.

    • Society & Culture

Welcome to POWER NOT PITY, where we explore the lives of disabled people of color everywhere! Through storytelling, commentary and analysis, the podcast aims to amplify the lived experiences and perspectives of disabled people.

In an effort to break down the systemic barriers that keep disabled people of color silenced, this show serves as a vehicle to dismantle ableism with grace, humor and downright determination.

So... “What’s your disabled power?”

    "Podcasting for Disability Justice: A Werk It! Presentation"

    "Podcasting for Disability Justice: A Werk It! Presentation"

    Want to learn how to make your podcast more accessible? Dive into this episode! Recorded at the 2019 Werk It! Podcast Festival, Bri M. discusses how you can foster more accessibility in podcasting. Come for the cheesy jokes, stay for the call and response!

    • 22 min
    Awakening Our Powers feat. Ade Raphael

    Awakening Our Powers feat. Ade Raphael

    Join me in the studio with musician and visual artist, Ade Raphael! As a stage 4c nasopharyngeal carcinoma cancer survivor, her diagnosis happened in 2015 but she knew long before (which is a problem that many disabled people find themselves dealing with). Listen in as we discuss our collective Blackness and the strength that is borne out of struggle.

    • 37 min
    Infinite Lives feat. Eman Rimawi

    Infinite Lives feat. Eman Rimawi

    Eman Rimawi is a double amputee with an aggressive form of lupus. She is Black, Palestinian and a disability rights organizer with the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Listen in as we talk about her journey through 12 years of her condition, Blackness and pain, and the many lives of Chun-Li!

    • 48 min
    Finding That Rhythm feat. Amali Maxine Philipps

    Finding That Rhythm feat. Amali Maxine Philipps

    Amali Maxine Phillips is a kid with a lot of POWER! Want to see how I know? Listen in as Amali describes her life with CP and how poetry fuels her creativity. At once a published poet, she is also a DJ. We discuss her poetry, her inspirations, her writing process, and what life is like with cerebral palsy.

    Listen in as she describes her superhero!

    Find the transcript here: www.powernotpity.com/episode4.html

    • 21 min
    What If? feat. Rivers Solomon

    What If? feat. Rivers Solomon

    What if we could imagine an accessible world? In this episode, Rivers Solomon, author of an Unkindness of Ghosts, discusses what an accessible future could look like. Listen in as we talk about afrofuturism and disability, their diabetes and the strength that can come from being a disabled Black, queer alien moving through today's society.

    • 27 min
    When Tiny Tim Meets the Magical Negro feat. Kristen Lopez

    When Tiny Tim Meets the Magical Negro feat. Kristen Lopez

    Kristin has been a freelance film critic for almost a decade. She predominantly writes for Awards Circuit, and is in charge of both their classic film and book columns. She is also the owner and operator of the premiere classic film site, Journeys in Classic Film. She has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a rare disorder that is characterized by fragile bones that break easily. She lives in Sacramento and has two dogs. Listen in as we discuss a myriad of topics, but most importantly, we talk about horror films and how they intersect with disability culture. ​

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

Kay Ulanday ,

Disabled + People of Color

I believe this podcast is groundbreaking and uplifts perspectives that really are ignored. But more than that too, Bri as a host creates a marvelous foundation for Disabled perspectives that engage multiple people and ideas. I've never listened to a podcast that engages all of these ideas and community members from writer, activism, artistic, academic, and everyday people who have ideas about how Disability is resilient. It also highlights howAbleism affects people in intense ways and in beautiful ways. I'm so glad this podcast is in the world. Honestly, it challenges us right now during a political climate to really grow and fundamentally not just be curious, but have humor, hope, and intentionality. Thanks Bri for Power Not Pity!

Sasquatch208 ,

Critical for examining your own bias

This podcast has forced me to ask myself some hard questions. I’m so grateful for the voices and perspectives on this podcast. Thank you, Bri, for creating this platform and sharing these stories.

JSargasso ,

Absorbing

The guests are very interesting and Bri M manages to bring out their story so that listener gets a greater understanding of what it means to be disabled, to be made to feel less than a person and still find your power.

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