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Behind the scenes of a helluva year

A sneak peak into the tragedy and grief, joys, wins, contributions, successes and massive strains of 2020 for host Genia Stephen and Good Things In Life. Plus, a “where we are headed” look into the future. 

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#088 Love and accountability in the face of the tyranny of the “normal”

Victoria Freeman’s book “A World without Martha: A Memoir of Sisters, Disability and Difference” is fundamentally about what it means to live in a world where only some people are deemed worthy of love. On the podcast, Victoria and I read excerpts from the book and explore the themes of this all-too-real story.

This podcast comes with a #triggeralert. It also comes with the opportunity to use Victoria’s story – and Martha’s story – as motivation, fuel, learning to make life better for those in our community who are othered and excluded.

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#085 – What matters gets counted – with Samantha Noyek, Claire Davies, and Nora Fayed

In this episode, I’m talking with Samantha Noyek, Claire Davies, and Nora Fayed about the importance of researching the obvious, the idea of quality of life as it relates to kids with significant disabilities, and building a dictionary of our kids unique communication styles.
In Nora’s words: “We’re talking about involving these children in the world when society has not even thought to even consider them.”

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#084 – Bias is a Human Experience – with La Shanda Sugg

“Can we realize that even though we’re loving our children, we can be doing them so much harm when we don’t address those beliefs, those worldviews, and those expectations: the biases that we have?”
La Shanda Sugg joins me on the podcast to unpack the relationships between trauma, bias, and othering and how this plays into all of our interactions with strangers, and with our own kids. This is a podcast you do not want to miss.

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