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The IAMPOSSIBLE Podcast

The IAMPOSSIBLE Podcast

By The IAMPOSSIBLE Foundation
This is the IAMPOSSIBLE Podcast bringing together Experts, Scientists, Paralympians, Adaptive Sports Professionals, Authors and Disability Advocates to talk all things limb difference, disability and inclusion.

The IAMPOSSIBLE Foundation is a Non profit which aims to increase the visibility and representation of individuals with Limb Differences, create a worldwide community and share information and resources that will equip and empower individuals to challenge perceptions of ability and overcome obstacles.
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Ableism and Adaptive Fashion with Victoria Jenkins
Today Nicole and Shannon are joined by Disability Advocate, Designer and Author Victoria Jenkins to break down the topic of ableism. During their discussion they cover how to identify, address and overcome ableism in daily life whilst showing that once you know better you can do better.  check out Victoria's adaptive clothing brand unhidden over at @unhidden_clothing you can find Victoria over at @victoria_is_unhidden and for her 'Little book of ableism' visit www.unhiddenclothing.com This is the IAMPOSSIBLE Podcast bringing together experts, scientists, Paralympians, adaptive sports professionals, authors and disability advocates to talk all things Limb difference, disability and inclusion.
01:08:59
July 02, 2021
Being the Other Half with Aaron Brennan
Nicole is joined by Husband Aaron as they talk about what her limb difference has brought to their relationship over the last 16 years! Aaron has seen the transformation from young teen hiding behind long sleeves in the height of summer to the founder of IAP and been there every step of the way. They talk about the ups and downs and unpack their experiences around interacting with the general public, learning to drive and Ableism. 
48:60
June 18, 2021
Single Handedly Navigating the World with Sarah Fisher
Today Nicole is joined by Ambassador and Koalaa Limb Buddy Sarah Fisher to talk about the incredible challenge she is taking on in 2023!  They talk about everything from Training, Prosthetics and growing up with a limb difference.  Follow Sarah over at @singlehandlyntw to join her and Woody on their adventures! 
40:32
June 11, 2021
All things Koalaa and #projectlimitless with Founder Nate Macabuag
Today, Nicole is joined by Koalaa founder Nate Macabuag to talk about his journey from attempting to create a prosthetic as a university project to being nominated for Forbes 30 under 30 for his work in creating a whole new approach to prosthetics.  Check out @koalaacommunity for more on his teams work
42:38
May 28, 2021
A whole new world of Prosthetics with IAMPOSSIBLE Ambassador Liz
This is the IAMPOSSIBLE Podcast bringing together experts, scientists, Paralympians, adaptive sports professionals, authors and disability advocates to talk all things Limb difference, disability and inclusion. In this episode Shannon is joined by fellow Support Committee member Liz to talk all things prosthetics. Liz talks of her experiences with prosthetics growing up, her role at Open Bionics and her Hero Arm!  You can check out Liz's Hero Arm experiments over at @bionicfizzy. You can also find Open Bionics over at @openbionics 
30:42
May 21, 2021
Doctors Estimating Quality of life, Termination and Limb Differences with Vanessa McLeod
This is the IAMPOSSIBLE Podcast bringing together experts, scientists, Paralympians, adaptive sports professionals, authors and disability advocates to talk all things Limb difference, disability and inclusion. This Friday Nicole was joined my Vanessa, IAP Ambassador and Mother of two.  Vanessa recently shared an open letter to the doctor who advised her to terminate her pregnancy with her youngest daughter Ivy after the 20 week scan highlighted that Ivy would be born with congenital limb differences. During this episode Vanessa reads aloud her poignant letter, unpacks the situation further and shares her approach to advocating for Ivy moving forward.  There was laughter, tears and a guest appearance of Ivy herself!  To see more of Vanessa's journey follow her over at @vanessamcleod_ To read Vanessa's letter visit https://iampossiblefoundation.co.uk/the-iap-blog/f/to-the-doctor-who-told-me-to-terminate-my-pregnancy 
37:54
May 14, 2021
The Journey to Acquired Limb Difference and Mental Health with Wolfgang Kern
This is the IAMPOSSIBLE Podcast bringing together experts, scientists, Paralympians, adaptive sports professionals, authors and disability advocates to talk all things Limb difference, disability and inclusion. Today Shannon is joined by Wolfgang Kern, a film maker who experienced an accident at work that resulted in an acquired limb difference. He shares his story, the impact on his mental health and both Shannon and Wolfgang find similarities in their limb difference journeys. You can find Wolfgang over at @woifi_film Check out his podcast over at @translatinglovepodcast
32:50
May 07, 2021
Being an Ally to the Disability Community, Representation and the Why Behind Becoming a Childrens Author with Producer Danny Jordan
This is the IAMPOSSIBLE Podcast bringing together experts, scientists, Paralympians, adaptive sports professionals, authors and disability advocates to talk all things Limb difference, disability and inclusion. This week producer and author Danny Jordan talks to Nicole about his journey from TV producer to inclusive childrens author, his promise to his wonderful daughter Emerson and the importance of representation in the media.  We hear more about his first book 'Rae's First Day' which was released at the beginning of April.  Danny also gives us the inside scoop on what's next for The Capables and we cannot wait! There was laughter and tears but one thing is for sure - Danny has so much passion for advocating, being an ally and creating a world where children can see themselves as the hero of the story! Find Danny Jordan on Instagram @dannyjordan & Follow @thecapables for more updates on The Capables Series. 
51:40
April 30, 2021
Bake Off, Disability and Identity with Briony May Williams
This is the IAMPOSSIBLE Podcast bringing together experts, scientists, Paralympians, adaptive sports professionals, authors and disability advocates to talk all things Limb difference, disability and inclusion. Todays guest is The Great British Bake off star and Channel 4 Presenter Briony May Williams! She talks to Shannon about her experience in the public eye, representation of disability in the media, how to manage negative comments and disability as an identity.  You wont want to miss this one!  Go follow Briony over on instagram - @bryonybakes Check out The IAMPOSSIBLE Community - @theiampossiblefoundation Visit www.iampossiblefoundation.co.uk for more on our work and how you can support our cause. 
50:39
April 23, 2021
The Importance of Inclusive Childrens Books with Jessica Parham
This is the IAMPOSSIBLE Podcast bringing together experts, scientists, Paralympians, adaptive sports professionals, authors and disability advocates to talk all things Limb difference, disability and inclusion. Today Jessica Parham talks to Nicole about her book 'Good to be Me', the impact and conversations it is starting in households worldwide and the importance of inclusion and diversity in childrens literature.  She also gives us a some exciting news on her next project! You can follow Jessica on Instagram over at @goodtobemebook 
21:43
April 16, 2021
Dating, Assumptions & Not Being Defined With Lily George
This is the IAMPOSSIBLE Podcast bringing together experts, scientists, Paralympians, adaptive sports professionals, authors and disability advocates to talk all things Limb difference, disability and inclusion. Today our Trustee Shannon Crossland talks to Ambassador Lily George about dating, assumptions and not being defined by her limb difference.  
34:03
April 09, 2021
Mental Health, Sports and Disability with Jude Hamer
This is the IAMPOSSIBLE Podcast bringing together experts, scientists, Paralympians, adaptive sports professionals, authors and disability advocates to talk all things Limb difference, disability and inclusion. Our Guest today is two time Paralympian, World & European Silver Medallist and Adaptive CrossFit athlete Jude Hamer. Jude started playing wheelchair basketball in 2007 and has played 2 Paralympic Games and 9 Championships. Today we talk about training for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, her journey from surgery to Rio 2016 and experiences around mental health. TW: We want to thank Jude for her open and honest discussion around her mental health and put a trigger warning at the start of the episode for those listening that may be impacted by discussions around depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
38:07
April 02, 2021
Becoming A Disability Influencer With Shannon Crossland
This is the IAMPOSSIBLE Podcast bringing together experts, scientists, Paralympians, adaptive sports professionals, authors and disability advocates to talk all things Limb difference, disability and inclusion. Today our Founder Nicole talks to Trustee Shannon crossland about her journey to becoming a influencer within the disability community. In 2019 Shannon started using her Instagram account as a platform to share her journey to body confidence. She joined the IAP team shortly after and over the last 2 years has become a strong and positive voice within the community. She has been featured in publications worldwide from METRO to Forbes whereby she has raised awareness around limb differences and held society accountable for its current treatment of those deemed as different. In 2020 Shannon joined us as a Trustee at IAMPOSSIBLE and is leading the development of the Support Committee.
17:42
March 26, 2021
The IAMPOSSIBLE Podcast
Nicole Brennan, Founder of The IAMPOSSIBLE Foundation, talks about The IAMPOSSIBLE Podcast which debuts on March 26th 2021. 
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February 26, 2021