Even Warrior Angels get tired with Susan Dunnigan

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Susan Dunnigan is back on the podcast to talk about her book Warrior Angel – the story of her family’s journey with her son Matt. 

The first time we chatted we talked about Matt’s educational experiences.

This time we talk about the trials and tribulations of adulthood.  Susan describes the energy required by advocacy as waves. Sometimes you are carried forward and sometimes you are left with nothing. 

Yet, the need to advocate doesn’t ebb and flow like a wave. Or at least, one’s energy levels don’t necessarily match the need. 

In this episode, Susan talks about taking risks and not overprotecting her son – even if it means he is at risk of run-ins with the police and being taken advantage of by criminals. 

Join us for the reflections and the important reckoning we all need to do when it comes to the dignity of risk.


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Special thanks to Susan Dunnigan for joining me this week. Until next time!

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Genia Stephen
Genia Stephen

Sister, mother, midwife, writer, speaker and perpetually curious. Dedicated to bringing you the voices, ideas and conversations of world class mentors and thought leaders in the field of disability.