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The Disabled Debrief With Conscious Being Magazine

By Conscious Being Magazine
Conscious Being Magazine is a publication written for and by disabled women and non-binary people - and this podcast is an extension of that! Over the course of these episodes, we will be discussing subjects such as privilege, chronic illness in the workplace, making space for others, disability in sports - along with the usual chat about things such as books, art, travel, and more. With regular special guests, make sure you tune in to listen each week.
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S2 Ep 5: The Disabled Debrief Podcast: What I Want You To Know About Chronic Illness With Natasha Lipman
When it comes to disability, one of the questions you should be asking friends, family - besides 'what are your access needs?' - is 'what would you like me to know?' Chronic illness is so often misunderstood, and is often beset by stereotypes and stigma; for our first series, a round table discussion about chronic illness was actually one of our most popular episodes.   For this episode we talked to Natasha Lipman, host of The Rest Room Podcast. A former BBC journalist, Natasha can now be found writing about chronic illness and disability on Substack. In this episode we talk about her freelance career, how The Rest Room started as a podcast (and including the pun in the name!), access needs, and everything she wants you to know about chronic illness.   CONTENT WARNING: This episode touches upon subjects such as death and opioid withdrawal. Please exercise caution when listening.  ***  This episode of The Disabled Debrief Podcast is sponsored by Black Crowned Hibiscus Gin. British with an African twist, this is a premium distilled gin, the infusing African and Caribbean botanicals with British Gin - and listeners can now get 10% off with code DDP10. Get your gin here.   ***  Links and resources of what was mentioned in this episode:   Natasha's website: http://natashalipman.com  And her newsletter archive: https://natashalipman.substack.com   Subscribe to her newsletter here: https://natashalipman.substack.com/subscribe?utm_source=menu&simple=true&next=https%3A%2F%2Fnatashalipman.substack.com%2F   Follow Natasha on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natashalipman/?hl=en   Chronic illness and what it means: https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/clinical-policy/ltc/   What is pacing: https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/patient-guide/leaflets/files/11850Ppacing.pdf   The official Conscious Being Magazine website: https://www.consciousbeingmagazine.com   If you liked this episode, please consider tipping our host here: https://ko-fi.com/lydiawilkins 
26:01
June 13, 2022
S2 Ep 4: The Disabled Debrief Podcast: Why We Need Adaptive Fashion With Unhidden's Victoria Jenkins
Sometimes deemed to be a 'frivolous subject', here at Conscious Being Magazine we want to change the conversation on fashion and why it matters. Disability is so often not accommodated for when it comes to consumerism; the Purple Pound quantifies this further, too. For this episode, we talked to Victoria Jenkins of Unhidden Clothing. An award winning business, Unhidden Clothing is adaptive and is designed to fit as many disabled individuals as possible.  In this episode we talk about why adaptive fashion is important, as well as why businesses should now be paying more attention to disabled consumers. Victoria also talks through her design process, her motivations and how she designs particular garments, as well as further plans for the future.  *** This episode of The Disabled Debrief Podcast is sponsored by Black Crowned Hibiscus Gin. British with an African twist, this is a premium distilled gin, the infusing African and Caribbean botanicals with British Gin - and listeners can now get 10% off with code DDP10. Make sure you visit https://blackcrownedgin.com/ ***  Links and other resources referenced in this episode:  The official Unhidden Clothing website: https://unhiddenclothing.com Unhidden on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnhiddenFashion And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/unhidden_clothing/  The power of the Purple Pound: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-39040760 The official Conscious Being Magazine website: https://www.consciousbeingmagazine.com If you liked what you heard today, please consider leaving our host a tip: https://ko-fi.com/lydiawilkins 
17:24
June 06, 2022
S2 Ep3: The Disabled Debrief Podcast: Tourette’s Syndrome & Me With Serena Bhandari
Tourette’s Syndrome is something that we have wanted to create a podcast episode about for a while now, especially following recent media and social media attention. For this episode we talked to content creator Serena Bhandari, who has written for places like The Guardian. In this episode we talk about the route to diagnosis, misconceptions about the condition, other common neurodiverse conditions as well as co-morbidities, and more.  *** [Advert] This episode of The Disabled Debrief Podcast is sponsored by Black Crowned Hibiscus Gin. British with an African twist, this is a premium distilled gin, the infusing African and Caribbean botanicals with British Gin - and listeners can now get 10% off with code DDP10. Make sure you visit https://blackcrownedgin.com/  ***  Links and resources mentioned in this episode:  ‘Here's what I want to tell other students about Tourette syndrome’, Serena’s piece for The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/oct/17/what-i-want-to-tell-other-students-about-tourette-syndrome   Tourette’s Syndrome: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/tourettes-syndrome/ Catch Serena on Twitter: https://twitter.com/saibhandari And on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saibhandari/ The official Conscious Being Magazine website: https://www.consciousbeingmagazine.com  If you like what you hear, please consider leaving our host a tip: https://ko-fi.com/lydiawilkins 
19:44
May 23, 2022
S2 Ep2: The Disabled Debrief Podcast: Finding Self Love As An Activist With Paula Carozzo
If you're an avid TikTok user right now, you are probably aware of Paula Carozzo. Recently profiled by Refinery 29 for her mission to redefine disability, the disability activist and influencer is aiming to do this 'one cane at a time'. As a child Carozzo acquired a form of non-traumatic brain damage, having undergone a routine operation in her native Venezuela. This caused a form of Cerebral Palsy.  Having then moved to the US for treatment related procedures, Carozzo later went on to work in the PR/Corporate world. Feeling unfulfilled, she then went on to be active on Instagram and TikTok. In this episode we talk about activism, what showing up means, the concept of self love and how to find that when you are an activist.  **  Links and other resources mentioned in this episode:  Carozzo's Refinery 29 profile: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/paula-carozzo-activist-disability Catch Carozzo on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pauuzzo/ Her Twitter: https://twitter.com/pauuzzo And, of course, TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pauuzzoo?lang=en  The official website of Conscious Being Magazine: https://www.consciousbeingmagazine.com  And if you liked this episode, please consider tipping our host: https://ko-fi.com/lydiawilkins 
18:54
May 16, 2022
S2 Ep 1: The Disabled Debrief Podcast: An Honest Conversation On Disabled Parenthood With Nina Tame
And we’re baccckkkk for series 2 of The Disabled Debrief Podcast!  Nina Tame is something of a force of nature, and you have probably seen her on Instagram when it comes to her ‘get ready with me to talk about disability’ videos. To kick off the start of series 2 of The Disabled Debrief Podcast, we talked to Nina about a huge range of topics - including but not limited to: disabled parenthood and the need for better representation when it comes to disability and pregnancy; what to do and what not to do to support a wheelchair use; and how therapists can help support disabled patients better.   TRIGGER WARNING: Please note that there are some heavy, dark topics mentioned in this podcast episode, especially when it comes to referencing the pandemic. Viewers are advised to listen with caution.  ***  (AD) This episode of The Disabled Debrief Podcast is sponsored by the Passenger Assistance App. Taking the time and fuss out of requesting assistance when travelling by train, a few simple taps will create your own profile where all your access needs will be stored. This will be sent straight to the train operator, who will arrange assistance for you - and you'll receive updates on the app and via email, too. You can now download the app on Android and iOS now through https://passengerassistance.com. ***  Further reading:   Catch Nina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nina_tame/?hl=en  Read Nina’s thoughts on the BBC about disability and parenting: https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/being-a-disabled-mum/zt37dp3  Hello Lady Lunch also interviewed Nina: https://hellolunchlady.com.au/parenting/parenting-around-the-world-nina/   British people feel uncomfortable talking to disabled people, says Scope: https://www.scope.org.uk/media/press-releases/brits-feel-uncomfortable-with-disabled-people/  The Disability Perception Gap report by Scope: https://www.scope.org.uk/scope/media/files/campaigns/disability-perception-gap-report.pdf   The official website of Conscious Being Magazine: https://www.consciousbeingmagazine.com  And if you like what you heard today, please consider leaving our host a tip: https://ko-fi.com/lydiawilkins 
31:36
May 09, 2022
The Disabled Debrief Podcast - Series 2 Trailer
Conscious Being Magazine was founded for disabled women, by disabled women - and now The Disabled Debrief is back for a second series. In this series we host conversations with women and non binary individuals on topics such as disabled parenthood, finding self love as an activist and more. Coming soon, 
01:41
May 02, 2022
S1 EP 7: Why Disability Representation In Publishing Matters - With The Barbellion Prize
Over the last few years of being in a pandemic we have heard a lot about the need for better representation - and how we can all do better. But what about representation of disability when it comes to publishing?  For this season's finale (sob!) we spoke to 2 representatives from The Barbellion Prize. Founded and dedicated for the furtherance of ill and disabled voices in writing, this is a book related prize. In this episode we talk about why better representation matters and the aim of the prize; how publishing houses can do better; what prospective authors need to support their work, and much more.  *** Series 1 of The Disabled Debrief is sponsored by Diverse Educators. Co-founded by Bennie Kara and Hannah Wilson, #DiverseEd began as a grassroots movement that has the mission to celebrate the diversity, as well as to amplify the voices of those in education. It has evolved into a training provider for the school system on all things DEI. Find out more at diverseeducators.co.uk. Join the conversations on Twitter @DiverseEd2020 https://twitter.com/DiverseEd2020 *** Further resources and things to read with reference to this episode: The Barbellion Prize on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarbellionPrize  The official website: https://www.thebarbellionprize.com How to submit your work for the next ruling, prior to October 31st 2022: https://www.thebarbellionprize.com/how-to-submit-a-work The official Conscious Being Magazine website: https://www.consciousbeingmagazine.com
25:43
March 07, 2022
S1 EP 6: An Episode Special With Cathy Reay
Let’s talk about disability and influencers! As a follow up episode to last week‘s instalment, we want to delve more into the world of being a disabled content creator. Cathy Reay is today’s guess; Cathy is a disabled, queer, polyamorous writer and speaker. You may well have seen her on Instagram; she covers topics such as disability justice, sex and dating, single motherhood and skincare. In today’s episode we talk about the topic of activism and the cost of emotional labour that comes with it, why journalism is an industry lacking in diversity and the accessibility barriers that come with that, ‘influencing‘ and more.  Join us next week for the final episode of series one of The Disabled Debrief Podcast With Conscious Being Magazine. We will be talking to the Barbellion Prize about representation in publishing and why it is important, barriers to being published, and more.  *** Series 1 of The Disabled Debrief is sponsored by Diverse Educators. Co-founded by Bennie Kara and Hannah Wilson, #DiverseEd began as a grassroots movement that has the mission to celebrate the diversity, as well as to amplify the voices of those in education. It has evolved into a training provider for the school system on all things DEI. Find out more at diverseeducators.co.uk. Join the conversations on Twitter @DiverseEd2020 https://twitter.com/DiverseEd2020  ***  Further resources and things to read with reference to this episode:  Cathy’s Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/cathyreaywrites/ Cathy’s portfolio: https://muckrack.com/cathy-reay The official Conscious Being Magazine website: https://www.consciousbeingmagazine.com/ If you liked what you heard, please consider leaving a tip: https://ko-fi.com/lydiawilkins
19:57
February 28, 2022
S1 EP 5: Disability & Content Creation: A Roundtable Discussion
If you use social media, you may be aware of a sudden influx of disabled content creators - and it seems that this has come about almost due to the ongoing pandemic situation. With this in mind, we asked a group of content creators to discuss issues such as payment (and the influencer payment gap!), creativity, managing your support needs, the sometimes controversial topic of being and remaining authentic online, and more. Our guests this week are: (usernames/screen names used first!)   Disabled Eliza: Eliza is a disabled, LGBTQ+ content creator from London. They can be found on platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. You Look Okay To Me: Jameisha Prescod is the founder/creator of You Look Okay To Me, an online space connected to Chronic Illness.   Access By Elvy: Elvy writes about disabled travel and other subjects on her blog, elvysblog.com.   This Line Is Mine: Cheryl is a video creator and they be found primarily creating TikTok content about Autism.   We will be back next week at the same time with a special episode; we will be talking to Cathy Reay about a multitude of topics including activism and emotional labour. Until then, enjoy this week's episode, and let us know what you think!   NOTE: This episode was beset with technical issues - and also had to be reconstructed from scratch hours prior to being released. There are some slight audio issues, but this will be ironed out in the future.  ***  Series 1 of The Disabled Debrief is sponsored by Diverse Educators. Co-founded by Bennie Kara and Hannah Wilson, #DiverseEd began as a grassroots movement that has the mission to celebrate the diversity, as well as to amplify the voices of those in education. It has evolved into a training provider for the school system on all things DEI. Find out more at diverseeducators.co.uk. Join the conversations on Twitter @DiverseEd2020 https://twitter.com/DiverseEd2020  ***  Further reading for subjects mentioned in the duration of this episode:   The official website of Conscious Being Magazine: https://www.consciousbeingmagazine.com  The influencer pay gap: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/reports/a35352031/race-inequality-influencer-pay-gap/  Waiting times for mental health support in the UK: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/aug/29/strain-on-mental-health-care-leaves-8m-people-without-help-say-nhs-leaders   Disability employment stats: https://twitter.com/Jamestaylor2/status/1493588631717621768  Masking definition: https://www.healthline.com/health/autism/autism-masking#definition   If you liked today's episode, please consider leaving a tip for our host via Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/lydiawilkins 
31:30
February 21, 2022
S1 EP 4: Neurodiversity Diagnosis' Later On In Life
What is it like to be diagnosed with a Neurodivergent condition later on in life? And how do you process a new label which arguably has a list of potential connotations with it?  We're back! A few small changes have been going on at Conscious Being Magazine, behind the scenes - and plus, we were also locked out of our podcast editing software. (Eek!) For today's episode, we have 2 guests on to discuss what it was like to be diagnosed later in life - and a range of themes are also discussed, such as grieving on finding out (not in a tragedy was - more that you're processing), why the superpower narrative can be doing more harm than good, and more.  This is a love letter to being neurodivergent by 2 women - our guests are:  Sara Gibbs - Sara Gibbs is a writer, and has recently published her debut book, a memoir, called Drama Queen. She largely works in the comedy sector, and her credits include writing for Dead Ringers, The News Quiz, The Now Show, The Mash Report, and many others. Sara is also a diagnosed Autistic individual.   Hester Grainger - Hester Grainger is a freelance writer and PR expert. (She has also previously written for Conscious Being Magazine!) Alongside her husband Kelly, Hester co-founded and also runs Perfectly Autistic, a neurodiversity consultancy business. She was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 43.   We will be back next week with a roundtable discussion of what it means to be a content creator while also being disabled; 4 guests discuss their respective experiences, such as by using TikTok, building their own platform, and more.   ***  PLEASE NOTE: The Disabled Debrief With Conscious Being Magazine is a safe and free space for guests. This means that guests are unhindered in what kind of language they use - such as if they prefer to call themselves disabled, use person first language, etc. This does not necessarily always reflect the viewpoint of Conscious Being Magazine or the host of this podcast. This podcast episode also contains reference to some subjects that guests may find distressing or upsetting at times - such as when it comes to the subject of 'curing' Autism, a sense of grief on being diagnosed later in life, etc. Please exercise caution when listening.   ***  Series 1 of The Disabled Debrief is sponsored by Diverse Educators. Co-founded by Bennie Kara and Hannah Wilson, #DiverseEd began as a grassroots movement that has the mission to celebrate the diversity, as well as to amplify the voices of those in education. It has evolved into a training provider for the school system on all things DEI. Find out more at diverseeducators.co.uk. Join the conversations on Twitter @DiverseEd2020 https://twitter.com/DiverseEd2020  ***  Further reading of subjects mentioned in the podcast:   Where to buy Drama Queen: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Drama-Queen-Autistic-Unhelpful-Labels/dp/1472274369/ref=sr_1_1?crid=10J28T35831N&keywords=drama+queen&qid=1644802104&sprefix=drama+queen%2Caps%2C308&sr=8-1  Perfectly Autistic's website: https://www.perfectlyautistic.co.uk 
24:42
February 14, 2022
S1 EP 3: What do we do about Eco Ableism?
It's a big question, but is always worth asking anyway; just what do we do about Eco Ableism, and what can we also do to help tackle environmental issues? This episode is a rapid fire conversation starter about just what to do and how to go about it - all the while staying hopeful about the state of the planet.  Today's guests are:   Elizabeth Wright, disability ally ship consultant, speaker and editor of Conscious Being Magazine.   Anna Turns, a environmental freelance journalist and journalism lecturer. Anna's first book, Go Toxic Free, is out now.   Content note: please be advised that this episode does contain reference to upsetting topics and viewer discretion is advised.   ***  Series 1 of The Disabled Debrief is sponsored by Diverse Educators. Co-founded by Bennie Kara and Hannah Wilson, #DiverseEd began as a grassroots movement that has the mission to celebrate the diversity, as well as to amplify the voices of those in education. It has evolved into a training provider for the school system on all things DEI. Find out more at diverseeducators.co.uk. Join the conversations on Twitter @DiverseEd2020 https://twitter.com/DiverseEd2020 ***  Further reading of things mentioned on this podcast:   Go Toxic Free by Anna Turns: https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/go-toxic-free-the-biggest-chemical-pollutants-on-the-planet-and-what-you-can-do-to-help/anna-turns/hardback/9781789293432.html?gclid=CjwKCAiA55mPBhBOEiwANmzoQiKk8IVzcwCGbNC7rYSbbagBvUJQbWfGjt4S354oTx9QrglIQYTDAhoCDY8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds   Anna's website: https://www.environmentaljournalist.co.uk  Climate change, disability, and eco ableism: why we need to be inclusive to save the planet, by Elizabeth Wright: https://www.inspirationalspeakers.co.uk/climate-change-disability-and-eco-ableism-why-we-need-to-be-inclusive-to-save-the-planet/   Elizabeth's website: http://www.elizabethwright.net The official Conscious Being magazine website: https://www.consciousbeingmagazine.com  If you liked this episode, please consider tipping us here: https://ko-fi.com/lydiawilkins
30:27
January 24, 2022
S1 EP 2: Chronic Illness In The Workplace: A Roundtable Discussion
Chronic illness is something that we have all likely heard about, or at least seen on social media - but what is it like to have a Chronic Illness in the workplace? This episode is a roundtable discussion that deals with themes such as productivity, reasonable adjustments, freelance work vs traditional employment, benefits vs drawbacks, and more.   The four guests in this episode are:   Pippa Stacey, a writer/blogger and speaker based in Yorkshire, and founder of Life With Pippa. Pippa is also a member of the charity ASTRID.    Sophie B, a chronically ill and neurodivergent artist, content creator and writer, with bylines in Ablezine, PosAbility Mag, Vogue Italia, among other places.  Punteha van Terheyden, a freelance journalist, and founder of ethical journalism platform Lacuna Voices.    Please note that this episode was beset with technical difficulties, and while this podcast has been edited, there may be the occasional technological glitch. This issue will be resolved in future episodes.    Content warning: please note that this podcast episode may contain upsetting subjects.  *** Series 1 of The Disabled Debrief is sponsored by Diverse Educators. Co-founded by Bennie Kara and Hannah Wilson, #DiverseEd began as a grassroots movement that has the mission to celebrate the diversity, as well as to amplify the voices of those in education. It has evolved into a training provider for the school system on all things DEI. Find out more at diverseeducators.co.uk. Join the conversations on Twitter @DiverseEd2020 https://twitter.com/DiverseEd2020 *** Further reading of things mentioned in this podcast:   ME: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs/ Endometriosis: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/endometriosis/   Autism: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/autism/    Action For ME Booklet: https://www.actionforme.org.uk/uploads/pdfs/employers-guide-to-me-booklet-2016.pdf     Astriid charity information: https://astriid.org/    Pippa’s blog, Life Of Pippa: https://www.lifeofpippa.co.uk/   Punteha‘s ethical platform: https://www.lacunavoices.com/    Visit the official Conscious Being Magazine website: https://www.consciousbeingmagazine.com/    If you liked this episode, please consider leaving a tip on Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/lydiawilkins 
41:30
January 17, 2022
S1 EP1: The Dope Black Disabled Takeover
"Ableism is one unifying adversary for our community and I believe that when we come together beautiful things happen."  "Get yourself a drink because it’s about to be a bumpy ride."  "I also believe that silence is complicity"  Here at Conscious Being Magazine we believe heavily in making space for everyone - and that includes handing the mic over when it's appropriate to do so. This special episode - to kick season 1 off - is The Dope Black Disabled Takeover episode. Kimmy, the host for this episode, talks through a multitude of different topics, including privilege, experiences with biases in healthcare, intersectionality, allyship and more.   Trigger warning: please note that this episode may contain references to upsetting topics.  *** [AD - sponsored advert.] Series one of the Conscious Being podcast is sponsored by Diverse Ed. Diverse Ed is a grassroots movement who's mission is to celebrate the diversity and amplify the voices of those in education. Find out more here: https://www.diverseeducators.co.uk. #DiverseEd *** Further reading and links mentioned in this episode Follow the Dope Black Disabled community on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DbDisabled   And also on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dopeblackdisabled/?igshid=18052z47ex072   Subscribe to the Dope Black Disabled podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/dope-black-disabled-podcast/id1570488035   Get to know the family: https://dopeblack.org   Visit our website: https://www.consciousbeingmagazine.com 
27:16
January 10, 2022
(Pilot Episode) Inside The World Of Sports Reporting With Gemma Louise Stevenson
For the pilot episode of The Disabled Debrief With Conscious Being Magazine, we chat to a true force of nature. Gemma Louise Stevenson is a freelance broadcaster and journalist; she is also a ICU World Champion and an ambassador for Dystonia UK. She is also the host of sports podcast The Constant Cheerleader.  In this episode we talk about the world of sporting while disabled, media diversity and the need for better disabled representation, witching from theatre work to sports journalism, being called "inspirational" for small acts like ordering a cup of coffee, the concept of mourning for an acquired disability such as after a traumatic accident, and more.   Please note that this episode was recorded on so called 'Freedom Day' in the UK - therefore it may contain the occasional dated reference to the Covid 19 pandemic, which may not necessarily be reflective of the current situation at the time of release. Please always consult local restrictions and guidelines where you live.    TRIGGER WARNING: Please note that this episode does make reference to eating disorders and a very brief mention of suicide.    ***  Links referenced in the show and for your leisure:    Dystonia UK website: https://www.dystonia.org.uk   The Constant Cheerleader: https://theconstantcheerleader.podbean.com    Gemma on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gstevensonsport   And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gstevensonsport/    Background to Six The Musical: https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/six-criticised-for-transferring-to-west-end-theatre-without-disabled-access   Conscious Being on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConsciousBMag    And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/consciousbeingmagazine/    Our glossy new website: https://www.consciousbeingmagazine.com If you liked this episode, please consider donating a tip to our podcast host, as right now we don't have a sponsor: https://ko-fi.com/lydiawilkins 
27:10
December 09, 2021
Season 1 - trailer
"Intersectionality is a view of everyone's identity being equal.."  "It's not inspirational because that's what everybody's doing, whether they're non disabled or disabled."  Right now we are missing stories by disabled women that are written and retold by disabled women. The Disabled Debrief With Conscious Being Magazine podcast aims to change that. Coming soon.
00:49
December 07, 2021