Disability Visibility

25 EpisodesProduced by Alice Wong: Disability Activist, Media Maker, Consultant

Conversations on disability politics, culture, and media.

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Ep 53: Disabled Editors

June 16th, 2019


Today’s episode is features a conversation with two disabled editors and writers: Elsa Sjunneson-Henry and Dominik Parisien. Elsa and Dominik were guest co-editors in chief of Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, an …

Ep 52: Podcasting

June 2nd, 2019



Today’s episode is all about podcasting with two disabled podcasters: Bri M. and Thomas Reid. Bri is the creator of the Power Not Pity podcast and Thomas is the creator of Reid My Mind. Both Bri and Thomas share why …

Ep 51: Disabled Artists

May 19th, 2019

Title: Kevin Haywahe, Assiniboine First Nation, 1990, pigment print on archival paper. By Jeff Thomas: “The photo I have attached is from my powwow portrait series ‘Strong Hearts.’ My aim is to take an iconic image of …

Ep 50: Disabled Lawyers

May 6th, 2019


Today’s episode is about disabled lawyers with Hamza Jaka and Britney Wilson. Hamza is a recent graduate from UC Berkeley’s School of Law. Hamza …

Ep 49: Young Adult Literature

April 21st, 2019


Diverse representation in literature is incredibly important for young people in their formative years and today’s episode is all about Young Adult …

Ep 48: Care Work

April 7th, 2019


Today’s episode is on care work with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, a writer, cultural worker, teacher, and trainer based in the Pacific …

Ep 47: Design with Liz Jackson

March 24th, 2019



Today’s episode is on design with my guest Liz Jackson, co-founder of Project Thisten and founder of The Disabled List, a design organization that engages in disability as a creative practice. Liz will talk about her …

Ep 46: Disability Studies

March 10th, 2019


Today’s topic is disability studies featuring a discussion with two scholars, Dr. Sami Schalk and Dr. Subini Annamma. Disability studies is an …

Ep 45: Mental Health and People of Color

February 24th, 2019


Today’s episode is about mental health and people of color. My guest today is Dior Vargas, a Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist and the creator …

Ep 44: Disabled Writers with Carly Findlay

February 10th, 2019


Today I talk with Carly Findlay, author of a new book titled Say Hello published by Harper Collins. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Carly is a …

Ep 43: Disabled “Fakers”

January 27th, 2019


Today’s episode is about disabled “fakers,” that is, the misconceptions and stereotypes of disabled people exaggerating or faking their disabilities. I talk with Doron Dorfman, incoming Associate Professor of Law …

Ep 42: Employment

January 13th, 2019


Today’s episode is about is employment with two professors from the University of Illinois at Chicago about their research. First, Rooshey Hasnain will talk about a recent pilot project in … Continue Reading Ep 42: …

Ep 41: Deaf in Prison

December 30th, 2018


Today’s episode is about is about D/deaf people in prison. My guests are Claudia Center and TL Lewis. Both Claudia and TL will talk about a case filed by the … Continue Reading Ep 41: Deaf in Prison

Ep 40: Disabled Writers with Keah Brown

December 16th, 2018


Today’s episode is about disabled writers with Keah Brown, journalist, freelance writer, and creator of the hashtag #DisabledAndCute. Keah will talk …

Ep 39: Sex Education

December 4th, 2018


Today’s episode is about sex education with Julia Bascom and Robin Wilson-Beattie. Both Julia and Robin talk about what inclusive sex education looks …

Ep 38: Food Accessibility

November 19th, 2018


Today’s episode is about food accessibility with Shona Louise, a disabled writer and activist from the UK. We talk about what food accessibility means for disabled people’s independence and health. … Continue Reading Ep …

Ep 37: Political Participation

November 4th, 2018


Today’s episode is about political participation featuring interviews with two disabled activists. First, I speak with Reyma McCoy McDeid, Executive …

Ep 36: Disabled Entrepreneurs

October 21st, 2018


  Today’s episode is about disabled entrepreneurs. First, I talk with 3 sisters in business together: Mary, Hannah, Emma Layden about their business, love♡bili♡nyc, an apparel company that promotes disability awareness …

Ep 35: Mentoring

October 7th, 2018


  Did you know that the third Wednesday of every October is Disability Mentoring Day? This day is connected to month-long activities for the National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Today’s episode … Continue …

Ep 34: Intersectionality

September 25th, 2018


  Today’s episode is about intersectionality with Sandy Ho and Jean-Luc Pierite. Jean-Luc works at the Fab Foundation, a non-profit based in Boston and is the President of the Board … Continue Reading Ep 34: …

Ep 33: Disabled Musicians

September 10th, 2018


  Today’s episode features an interview with musician, performer, and songwriter Gaelynn Lea, winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk contest in 2016. Gaelynn talks about her activism, what it’s like on … Continue Reading Ep 33: …

Ep 32: Disabled Refugees

August 27th, 2018


  Today’s episode is about disabled refugees featuring an interview with Dr. Mansha Mirza, Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Along with Dr. Rooshey Hasnain, Mansha is Co-Principal … Continue …

Ep 31: Disabled Inventors

August 13th, 2018


  Today’s episode is about disabled inventors, featuring an interview with Jane Hartman Adamé, Co-Founder and Co-Inventor of Keela Cup, a new menstrual cup designed for all types of bodies … Continue Reading Ep 31: …

Ep 30: Film Criticism

July 30th, 2018


Today’s episode is about film criticism with two disabled film critics, Kristen Lopez and Angelo Muredda. Kristen and Angelo discuss how they became film critics, the challenges of being a … Continue Reading Ep 30: Film …

Ep 29: Robotics

July 17th, 2018


Today’s episode is about robotics featuring an interview with Kavita Krishnaswamy, a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Kavita will share how she got … Continue Reading …

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