Invisible Not Broken - Chronic Illness Podcast Network

7/2/2022

Noah: Spina Bifida* Reading & Empathy* New House ADA* Airlines & Wheelchairs

Noah: Spina Bifida*Scifi Fantasy & Escape* Reading & Empathy* New House ADA* Airlines & WheelchairsNoah and I chat about some of my favorite topics from airlines and wheelchairs* Dr Who and other sci fi shows and how they handle disability* Universal Design * School and disabled Access * Reading Fiction and Building EmpathyInvisible Not Broken is a chronic illness and disability podcast Invisible Not Broken with Monica MichellePlease share with friends and your community Subscribe to our newsletter and the podcastName*Noah MussayPronounshe/himWebsite and handles you want published*@NoahMussay (Twitter), @JulieWestEvents (Twitter I run for work)What is the name of your disorder, When did it present?Spina Bifida. It presented fairly early in my mom's pregnancy, so I was born with it. I also have Arnold Chiari Malformation, hydrocephalus, and scoliosis.What do you want people to know about your daily life?My daily life is relatively unextraordinary. I work. I play video games, I read, and I obsess over Big Brother and Doctor Who. My disability does affect my daily life, and I definitely worry about how I will deal with the struggles it presents when I'm on my own, but I genuinely like my life.What frightens you?I'm frightened by the fact that there are bigger hurdles that I have to face as a disabled person, and although I have a great support system, I sometims fear that I can't rely on myself for that support, and I don't have the benefit of hindsight to know that I can make it work on my own.What is your favorite purchase under $100Mobility aid: My grabber, which I use to grab things that fall or are too high. Less serious answer: Last summer, I purchased an audiobook, which is an in-depth analysis of Season 3 of Big Brother.Anything you want to cover or promote?I definitely think talking about my adoescence would be interesting. I was never an outgoing child, but I had friends in elementary school. Then, in fifth grade, I had a medical situation arise that made it, so I had to be pulled out of school for the rest of the year. When I got returned to school the following year, I felt different and closed off, and it became very hard for me to make friends, and I became a bit resentful that nobody seemed to want to be my friend. It made for a very isolating middle school through high school experience.
4/1/2021

Roundtable - Ableism (Part 1) with Monica, Eva and Jason

Ableism comes in all shapes and sizes AND we experience it both internally and externally. Monica (Explicitly Sick), Eva (Humancare), and Jason (Discomfort Zone) talk about how they have experienced and dealt with ableism personally as well as give advice on what could work for others…plus other stuff around chronic illness and crap :pTRANSCRIPT HERE (it's not fab, but hopefully it does the job, sorry!)Finding the people that won't tell you you're crazyAll about mobility aids and our perceptions of them vs. the perception of othersgadgets that help us (ex: reMarkable tablet - not a paid promo, just love it!)“Do I deserve this?” - what we ask when we spend money on ourselvesGaslighting Travel adaptationsAbleism in healthcareEquitable vs. Fair (“everyone gets the same” vs. “everyone gets what’s needed”)3 last pieces of advice (1 hour in)“Taking care of yourself is not losing ground ex) if you decide you need a wheelchair, you are not taking a step back, you are not losing power. I wish someone told me that a decade ago” - Monica“Battle ableism first starts with how you receive things yourself. there is a lot you can do internally that will help you battle that in your outside world.” - Eva“Gaslighting is tough - especially with family and personal relationships. There are certain times when it can be really intense, and at times you need to give yourself distance from that person… it may be the right decision to cut them out of your life… [at the same time] it’s often people who are incredibly well-intentioned and good people…so take that into consideration.” - JasonStay tunes for Ableism - Part 2! (Which will include Dr. Lee)How have you experienced ableism - internally and externally? Let us know what works for you in our Facebook Group!**ALSO, BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!Monica and Jason are both seeking your stories on gaslighting. These stories could be a part of a long-form audio story or in Monica's Magazine. Send us an email at contact@invisiblenotbroken.com with a written or oral summary of your story. In the subject line, please write "gaslighting stories" as well as your country of residence._____PLEASE SHARE 😍 RATE & REVIEW 👍DON’T FORGET TO LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE TO EACH OF OUR PODCASTS :EXPLICITLY SICKWITH MONICAHUMANCAREWITH EVADISCOMFORT ZONEWITH JASONSEX AND CHRONIC ILLNESSWITH DR. LEECHECK OUT OUR OFFICIALINVISIBLE NOT BROKEN FACEBOOK PAGEAND OUR INSTAGRAMS!@HUMANCARE_PODCAST@DRLEEPHILLIPS@DZONEPODCAST@EXPLICITLYSICK@INVISIBLENOTBROKENBE KIND. BE GENTLE. BE BADASS.
2/15/2021

Announcement from HumanCare: Call for stories!

Hello Humancare community. I have a very special announcement. I am finally launching a new collaborative segment of the podcast, a project I've been dreaming of putting out there for years now, and it requires your participation to come to life:Humancare Stories.An awareness and conflict resolution project.The Humancare Stories segment will be a collection of anonymously contributed stories from listeners like you, about negative interactions experienced within the context of healthcare – whether that be an interaction with a patient, provider, loved one, or stranger.For example, submitted stories could be about a disheartening dialogue with a doctor, an offensive conversation with a romantic partner, or even an infuriating exchange with someone in a waiting room. Essentially any person-to-person interaction related to one’s health journey.After the submission of a story through voice recording, these stories are validated and dissected before being published on the Humancare podcast. (All submissions, will be reviewed although only a select few stories will be chosen to be published.)For those that are, these episodes will begin by playing the original recording of the story.Then as the host, I will analyze “what happened” from both a factual and experiential viewpoint.From there, I will present to you, the listeners, thought-provoking reflection questions paired with insights from a board of advocates, as well as tools and suggested resources– all of which aim to stimulate a potentially different way of looking at the story told that best serves both parties involved.The purpose is to be both supportive and proactive.It isn’t about choosing sides. It isn’t about being right or wrong.It’s about shedding the labels. It’s about removing the ego.It's about seeing one’s self as human, seeing that other person as human – as awful as the interaction may have been - and finding a common ground as two humans.I am looking to encourage listeners, like you, to adopt tools to mentally, emotionally and physically prepare you for similar situations in your lives going forward.I hope to provide you with alternative options in terms of actions and reactions so that you can feel a greater sense of control going forward.I believe that if we individually shift our approach to these often angering, upsetting, frustrating interactions, that we can collectively and collaboratively shift the broken relationship dynamics within healthcare as a whole.Again, it isn’t about choosing sides. It isn’t about blame or shame. No one wins in these interactions. No one.The way we approach these difficult conversations need to change.You know it. I know it. We all know it.At the end of the day, relationships in the context of healthcare are between two humans just like any relationship.And that’s ultimately the purpose of this project:to humanize healthcare first through humanizing our stories.If you are open to sharing your story with the community, text “I want to share my story” to 585-484-0232. From there I will send you the submission requirements.While I will need to be in contact with you to receive your recording, all stories will be published anonymously.Thanks again for being supporters of the Humancare podcast and our mission to humanize healthcare.