“You’re leaving out communities”: intersectional mental health support and advocacy with Allilsa Fernandez

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Welcome to Disability Crosses Borders, a home for the stories where disability, migration and culture meet. I’m Áine Kelly-Costello. Today, I talk to US-based Latinx mental health and disability advocate Allilsa Fernandez about how mental health spaces fail to consider the needs of disabled, Deaf and culturally diverse communities. We talk about her own lived… Continue reading “You’re leaving out communities”: intersectional mental health support and advocacy with Allilsa Fernandez

“I’m not trash”: disabled immigrants confront New Zealand’s discriminatory immigration Policy

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Welcome to Disability Crosses Borders, a home for the stories where disability, migration and culture meet. It’s a brand new podcast and blog. I’m your host, Áine Kelly-Costello, a disabled migrant myself. Find out more, support the show and post your comments at disabilitycrossesborders.com. Today, I talk to two disabled migrants to Aotearoa New Zealand… Continue reading “I’m not trash”: disabled immigrants confront New Zealand’s discriminatory immigration Policy

Transcript: “I’m not trash”: disabled immigrants confront New Zealand’s discriminatory immigration Policy

With many thanks to Philippa Mullins for transcribing this episode. >> Juliana: Honestly, the impact of going through receiving those letters saying, ‘you’re rubbish, you’re not good enough,’ that had a huge impact on my mental health, my self-esteem, on my relationships. >> Eugene: You just begin to ask yourself the question: am I a… Continue reading Transcript: “I’m not trash”: disabled immigrants confront New Zealand’s discriminatory immigration Policy

Why I’m Starting Disability Crosses Borders (Transcript)

Hello! My name is Áine Kelly-Costello. I’m a blind, chronically ill creative and campaigner and I’m starting a new podcast and blog called Disability Crosses Borders. It’s a home for the stories where disability, migration and culture meet. Moving and living between places and cultures can be exhilarating and overwhelming, fruitful and stressful. When we… Continue reading Why I’m Starting Disability Crosses Borders (Transcript)