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Preview: Disability Visibility Podcast

Graphic with a bright yellow background. At the top in black text: ‘Disability Visibility’. In the center: illustration by artist Mike Mort featuring an Asian American woman with black hair, red lips, and red headphones over her head. She is wearing a Bi-Pap mask that covers her nose and attached to a gray tube. She is also wearing a pair of purple sunglasses Below in black text: ‘Politics Culture Media Hosted by Alice Wong’ with a red dot between ‘politics’ and ‘culture’ and one between ‘culture’ and ‘media’.
Graphic with a bright yellow background. At the top in black text: ‘Disability Visibility’. In the center: illustration by artist Mike Mort featuring an Asian American woman with black hair, red lips, and red headphones over her head. She is wearing a Bi-Pap mask that covers her nose and attached to a gray tube. She is also wearing a pair of purple sunglasses Below in black text: ‘Politics Culture Media, Hosted by Alice Wong’ with a red dot between ‘politics’ and ‘culture’ and one between ‘culture’ and ‘media’.

Disability Visibility Podcast

Conversations on disability politics, culture, and media

A Disability Visibility Project® production

 

This is life from a disabled lens. Disability Visibility is a weekly podcast hosted by San Francisco night owl Alice Wong featuring conversations on politics, culture, and media with disabled people. If you’re interested in disability rights, social justice, and intersectionality, this show is for you. It’s time to hear more disabled voices in radio.

Check out a few minutes of the first episode of the Disability Visibility podcast available the week of September 18, 2017 on iTunes, Stitcher, other platforms, and the DVP website.

Text transcript for this audio clip.

All episodes will have text transcripts (transcribed by Cheryl Green) and they can be found here in the future: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/podcast/

I waited a long time before creating a podcast because I needed to gather time, energy, and resources to do it right. There are 13 episodes in production waiting for you this fall/winter…here’s a sample list of upcoming episodes and guests:

Immigration and Disability. Guests: Alicia Contreras and Michelle Garcia

Violence and Disabled People. Guests: Dustin Gibson and Mahdia Lynn

Deaf and Disabled on Women YouTube. Guests: Rikki Poynter and Annie Segarra

Labor, Care Work, and Disabled Queer Femmes. Guests: Stacey Milbern and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Disabled People in Public Service. Guests: Maria Town and Walei Sabry

 

Special thanks to my production team Geraldine Ah-Sue, Cheryl Green, and Sarika D. Mehta for their hard work and creativity. Thank you to Eli Gelardin for his support and Kalyn Heffernan for allowing me to use music from Wheelchair Sports Camp for my podcast’s theme music. Thank you Leroy Moore for connecting me with Kalyn and Mike Mort for designing the podcast’s image. Thank you to Lateef McLeod for recording the introduction to the podcast.

If you are excited and support disabled media please consider making a donation on our Patreon page!  

Production Team

An Asian American woman of color with long black hair tied up in a ponytail sitting in front a light gray metal sculpture. She is wearing a denim blue button up shirt and jeans, and she is smiling.
An Asian American woman of color with long black hair tied up in a ponytail sitting in front a light gray metal sculpture. She is wearing a denim blue button up shirt and jeans, and she is smiling.

 

Geraldine Ah-Sue

I’m an independent audio producer interested in using creative media to inspire a more loving and just world. My work has been featured on KALW and KPFA, and in 2017, I produced SFMOMA’s podcast Raw Material: Season 2: Manifest, which focused on art, community and social justice. I was also a 2016 AIR New Voices Scholar. I currently work in youth development and community-building as the Program Director of Expanded Learning at Oakland High School, where students teach me about life, love, community and struggle every single day. And sometimes we make fun radio.

Website: http://www.geraldineah-sue.com

Twitter: @geraldineah_sue

 

Headshot of a white woman with shoulder-length curly brown hair. She leans against a rough rock wall and smiles.
Headshot of a white woman with shoulder-length curly brown hair. She leans against a rough rock wall and smiles.

Cheryl Green

I’m a neurodivergent filmmaker, podcaster, and blogger focused on disability media and culture and a 2017 AIR New Voices Scholar. I’m also a transcriber, Closed Captioner, and Audio Describer, making content on any topic more accessible and available. I encourage people to view accessibility as part of artmaking, not as an act of legal compliance. My office manager is a cat with one white whisker.

Website: whoamitostopit.com

Twitter: @WhoAmIToStopIt

Photo of a South Asian American woman in front of a microphone at a radio station. She is wearing headphones and has long black hair. She is smiling and her eyes are downcast looking at something. She is wearing a white sleeveless shirt and a silver necklace. Photo credit: Ann Oleinik
Photo of a South Asian American woman in front of a microphone at a radio station. She is wearing headphones and has long black hair. She is smiling and her eyes are downcast looking at something. She is wearing a white sleeveless shirt and a silver necklace. Photo credit: Ann Oleinik

 

Sarika D. Mehta

After a decade of working in social service with linguistic minorities around the US, I eventually found my place in broadcast journalism. I specialize in issues concerning race, ethnicity, and intersectionality. I also was a 2016 AIR New Voices Scholar.

Currently, I am the host and producer of the newly-minted Intersections Radio  – a new independent podcast which also airs locally on KBOO Community Radio and XRAY.FM. Previously, I spent five years with the APA Compass collective and I used to anchor the Evening News on KBOO 90.7 FM.

When I’m not working on a great interview, I’m a Sign Language Interpreter. This is an awesome and challenging gig.

I love my job(s).

Website: https://sarikadmehta.com

Twitter: @sarikadmehta

Asian American woman in a wheelchair. She is wearing a black jacket with a black patterned scarf. She is wearing a mask over her nose with a tube for her Bi-Pap machine. Behind her is a wall full of colorful street art
Asian American woman in a wheelchair. She is wearing a black jacket with a black patterned scarf. She is wearing a mask over her nose with a tube for her Bi-Pap machine. Behind her is a wall full of colorful street art

 

Alice Wong is a media maker, research consultant, and disability activist based in San Francisco, CA. Her areas of interest are popular culture, media, politics, disability issues, Medicaid policies and programs, storytelling, and activism. She is the Founder of the Disability Visibility Project®, a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to creating, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture.

Alice is also a co-partner in two projects: DisabledWriters.com, a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists, and #CripTheVote, a nonpartisan online movement encouraging the political participation of disabled people.

Alice has been published in New York Times, Transom and Rooted in Rights. Her activism has been featured in Roll Call, WBUR radio, Al Jazeera, Teen Vogue, Bitch Media, Rewire, Vice, Esquire, CNET, and Buzzfeed.

Twitter: @SFdirewolf

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