34 The Hill I Wanna Die On (episode page)
Description: In today’s episode, I talk to Keah Brown about her writing, growing up disabled with an able bodied twin sister, visibility and intersectionality, get real about learning to be nice to ourselves, not seeing herself as a black disabled woman represented in media, and what Keah plans to do about it.
Hey there and welcome to In Sickness + In Health, a podcast about the intersections with chronic illness, disability, healthcare, and mortality. My name is Cara Gael; I’m not a doctor or medical professional, I’m just a person and a patient who really wants to talk about this stuff more.
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In today’s episode, I talk to Keah Brown about her writing, growing up with an able bodied twin sister, learning to be nice to ourselves, visibility, not seeing herself as a black disabled woman represented in media, and what Keah plans to do about it.
In this week’s bonus episode we talk about mental health, writing to connect, and working remotely as a bridge to employment for some people with disabilities.
Before we get in to the interview, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has donated via PayPal and Patreon to help me with production costs. It is a huge help, and really helps me keep the podcast coming, and improve quality where I can, while I still try to figure out the intricacies of recording people in their natural environments, either in person or via Skype. Most recently, I was able to replace my headphones, which have always been too heavy for my head and aggravated my neck problems! So special shout outs to:
Katie, Chelsea, Kristine, and Jennifer, who have all made generous one-time donations via PayPal.
And to Stanford, Laura, and Katie for becoming Patrons over at Patreon, which enables small recurring donations on a per episode basis.
I long neglected our Patreon, but I’ll be using it a lot more now. There are different pledge levels that come with different rewards, and I’ll be sending those out soon to those who have already pledged. Patrons who support the podcast also get access to the Patron Only feed, on which I’ll be sharing some more behind the scenes stuff in the months to come.
If you want to help out by donating or in some other fashion—and I’m always looking for people to help with interview transcription!—check out insicknesspod.com/donate for links to our paypal and patreon pages, including a video in which I describe exactly how Patreon works.
You can also find resources and more from us at insicknesspod.com and on social media @insicknesspod. Find Keah and her writing online at KeahBrown.weebly.com and on Twitter @KeahMaria. Check out the episode page for links to some of the stuff we talk about in this episode.
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Thanks for listening to this episode of In Sickness + In Health. Find links to the stuff we talked about in this episode on the show page. As always, find resources and more from us at insicknesspod.com, and on social media @insicknesspod. Find Keah and her writing online at KeahBrown.weebly.com and on Twitter @KeahMaria.
And don’t forget to be excellent to yourselves and each other.