Welcome to Disability Crosses Borders, a podcast and blog featuring stories where disability, migration and culture meet. I’m Áine Kelly-Costello and today, I talk to two disabled queer South Asian scholars studying in the US. If you like unpacking the language we use to make sense of our place in the world on multiple axes… Continue reading Culture, Community and Care with Jiya Pandya and Kim Fernandes
Jiya Pandya and Kim Fernandes are queer, disabled South Asian immigrants to the US. Through their scholarship and activism, they’ve thought deeply about finding language for the multiple, messy ways that layers of privilege and oppression interact, as well as how we can show up in caring community for each other. Jiya studies histories of… Continue reading Culture, Community and Care with Jiya Pandya and Kim Fernandes
With many thanks to Erica Chiandotto for her assistance in preparing this transcript. Intro Jiya Recognizing that I have limited spoons and limited energy, what does it mean for, for me to prioritize care immediately where I am with all of these people that give me a sense of home, that aren’t all in one… Continue reading Transcript: Culture, community and care with Jiya Pandya and Kim Fernandes
Peter Torres Fremlin works in international cooperation for disabled people and has lived abroad extensively. Following his life’s trajectory, we cover how Peter found his love for the field, disability rights between countries, living your values as an international consultant, and more. Enjoy. Subscribe to Disability Debrief. Follow Peter on Twitter. Share this episode Read… Continue reading Disability Advocacy Between Countries and Cultures with Peter Torres Fremlin
From Bangladesh to Brazil to Egypt and back to the UK, Peter shares and reflects on his international disability advocacy trajectory.
With many thanks to Raven Wilson and Mary McCrae for their assistance in preparing this transcript. Intro Peter: In some ways, just disability is already in a travel adventure in itself. It’s a kind of constant complex interaction that also changes your experience of travel, and changes the places that you go and the ways,… Continue reading Transcript: Disability Advocacy Between Countries and Cultures with Peter Torres Fremlin
You’re listening to Disability Crosses Borders, featuring stories where disability, migration and culture meet. I’m Áine Kelly-Costello and today I talk to two blind social work students first Fatuma Abdi, and second Jessica Karim. I chose to interview them one at a time as they’ve grown up between totally separate cultures and have distinct life… Continue reading Blind social work students on advocacy, intersections and growing up between cultures, with Fatuma Abdi and Jessica Kar
Fatuma was an asylum seeker, Jessica the daughter of immigrants. Both found paths into social work.
Fatuma I have first hand experience of being a foreigner and also having a disability. I had to check the rights that I have. I had to talk to the school, you have to fill in some disability forms. It was not so easy. It was hard. Jessica Being a person that was blind, and… Continue reading Transcript: Blind social work students on advocacy, intersections and growing up between cultures with Fatuma Abdi and Jessica Karim]
Samiulhaq Sami is a disability rights advocate living in Kabul, working nationally and internationally. He fears for his life and the well-being of his family. He also wants governments and donors to pay attention to the compounding challenges people with disabilities are experiencing in Afghanistan, especially under Taliban rule. Transcript Organisations of persons with disabilities… Continue reading Afghan disability activist’s message to world: “Don’t forget people with disability in Afghanistan”