Transcript: 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

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Transcript: Disability Advocacy Between Countries and Cultures with Peter Torres Fremlin

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

Transcript: Blind social work students on advocacy, intersections and growing up between cultures with Fatuma Abdi and Jessica Karim]

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]

Afghan disability activist’s message to world: “Don’t forget people with disability in Afghanistan”

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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. Here is a transcript, lightly edited… Continue reading Afghan disability activist’s message to world: “Don’t forget people with disability in Afghanistan”

Transcript: Independent living and disability advocacy from Japan to NZ with Umi Asaka

Content warning: 10:04-11:03; discussion of consequences of the murder of a disabled child; 18:30-21.47: discussion of familial disability shame in the wake of the Sagamihara stabbings (intentional murders of disabled people) Umi it seems like it’s crucial that you’re not dependent on other people to be able to be independent. But in our understanding, we… Continue reading Transcript: Independent living and disability advocacy from Japan to NZ with Umi Asaka

Transcript: Growing up between Korean, NZ and US cultures, with Ju Hyeon Han and Miso Kwak

With many thanks to Lisa Madl for assisting in preparing this transcript. Ju Hyeon Migration actually helped me become who I am today. So I’m actually very, very grateful, despite the trauma, and, for me, the huge financial sacrifice of my parents, I’m very grateful that I was sent to New Zealand as an 11-year-old.… Continue reading Transcript: Growing up between Korean, NZ and US cultures, with Ju Hyeon Han and Miso Kwak

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

>> Allilsa: We have to talk about mental health as a family, we can no longer hide in secrecy. We can no longer be ashamed by this. How can we talk about mental health openly in Latinx culture? But guess what, we are not given those spaces to have those important and valuable conversations. >>… Continue reading Transcript: “You’re leaving out communities”: intersectional mental health support and advocacy with Allilsa Fernandez

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)