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?”
Embodying Change with Bri M.
This bonus mini episode finds me at the beach with my thoughts. Listen in to get to know more about what the ocean has taught me about my 7 year journey with MS.
"The Ancestors Woke Me Up" feat. Leroy Moore
Leroy F. Moore, noted activist and poet and founder of Krip-Hop Nation (a global platform for disabled musicians) comes on the show to talk krip-hop and what his Black disabled ancestors mean to him.
My Vulnerability is Buff! feat. Lilac Vylette Maldonado
Lilac Vylette Maldonado is a cultural worker and zinester. She comes on this episode to talk about self-authorship and how she creates herself everyday. We talk about life as a Latinx, trans, Two-Spirit femme and the disability community that holds her dearly during this time of upheaval.
Gettin' Extra Blind Wit' It! feat. Thomas Reid
Thomas Reid is a blind advocate and a podcasting maverick who loves talking about his kids. Hailing from the Bronx, he brings that attitude and audacity to each of his episodes. We talk about a range of issues from adjusting to blindness to the significance of being multiply marginalized in today's society.
Our Companion Animals, Our Selves feat. Kay Ulanday Barrett
What can a companion animal mean to a disabled person of color? Turns out a hell of a lot! Listen in as I have a lively talk with acclaimed Pilipinx, trans, disabled poet Kay Ulanday Barrett about their dog Biggie. This episode is so real, there were many tears had in the studio. Bring your tissues and your heart, you'll need them!
"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!
Thank you for amplifying our voices
I'm still working out in therapy my childhood trauma associated with learning thanks to untrained and/or racist teachers and employers. I have found coping skills, but I'm a work in progress. Your podcast will help me get there. Keep it up!
I love this podcast! It puts into words things I think about and don’t necessarily know how to articulate. I really appreciate the amplification of disabled BIPOC voices. ❤️
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!