1 hr 4 min

Keah Brown Is The Only "Pretty One" Speaking Out Against Ableism Episode 26 The Only One In The Room

    • Personal Journals

Imagine if you were born with a disability. A disability that despite many painful surgeries, still left your right side shorter than your left and your right hand unable to make a fist. Can you picture what school or a simple trip to the mall would be like, needing to stop and rest more that anyone else your age?
Keah Brown, 28 year-old best-selling author, advocate and public speaker, was born with cerebral palsy in Western, New York State. And although Keah’s mother did her best to shield her daughter from the petty cruelties of her peers, eventually one of Keah’s classmates made fun of her at school, bringing a spotlight to her differences. An act which changed the way she saw herself forever.
But what if one day you decided that you were tired of waiting for others to change? Would you be tempted to create disconnect and distance even with those who loved you? Or would you shift your perspective into believing your power lives in the change you create within yourself?
More From Keah Brown:
Read The Pretty One https://amzn.to/3319gsi
Finding Keah Brown:
Twitter & Instagram: @keah_maria
Website: www.keahbrown.com 
If you'd like to ask a question and be featured during the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com.
Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest immediately after the interview. 
*If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes! 
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Imagine if you were born with a disability. A disability that despite many painful surgeries, still left your right side shorter than your left and your right hand unable to make a fist. Can you picture what school or a simple trip to the mall would be like, needing to stop and rest more that anyone else your age?
Keah Brown, 28 year-old best-selling author, advocate and public speaker, was born with cerebral palsy in Western, New York State. And although Keah’s mother did her best to shield her daughter from the petty cruelties of her peers, eventually one of Keah’s classmates made fun of her at school, bringing a spotlight to her differences. An act which changed the way she saw herself forever.
But what if one day you decided that you were tired of waiting for others to change? Would you be tempted to create disconnect and distance even with those who loved you? Or would you shift your perspective into believing your power lives in the change you create within yourself?
More From Keah Brown:
Read The Pretty One https://amzn.to/3319gsi
Finding Keah Brown:
Twitter & Instagram: @keah_maria
Website: www.keahbrown.com 
If you'd like to ask a question and be featured during the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com.
Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest immediately after the interview. 
*If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes! 
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 hr 4 min