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Get ready to throw your assumptions about disability out the window! In "The Obvious Question," Madi Lawson, a 21-year-old journalism student who has two rare forms of muscular dystrophy, takes on the assumptions, misconceptions and just plain ignorance others have about people with disabilities. But this isn't your typical conversation about disability. In this podcast Madi talks with co-host Becky Smith and others about fashion, friendship, dating and more - challenging all the things you ...
 
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“You can’t be worried about what other people are thinking all the time. “ In this episode, co-hosts Madi and Becky and executive producer Aaron Hay answer a few listener questions during a recent launch party in Columbia and give listeners a look behind the scenes of “The Obvious Question.” They discussed the editorial process, how Madi selected h…
 
Get ready to throw your assumptions about disability out the window! In "The Obvious Question," Madi Lawson, a 21-year-old journalism student who has two rare forms of muscular dystrophy, takes on the assumptions, misconceptions and just plain ignorance others have about people with disabilities. But this isn't your typical conversation about disab…
 
"Just call me 'pretty'." In this episode, Madi and Becky look at the world of dating, relationships and...sex. Madi sat down with Lexi, one of her best friends who also has SMA, and Lexi's boyfriend, Tyler, to talk about the way the world perceives their relationship. Whether it's the world over-sexualizing and under-sexualizing them at the same ti…
 
When was the last time you saw a model with a disability? Or a person with a disability featured in an advertising campaign? On a runway? Or even a mannequin in a store that showcased a different ability? It might be hard to recall even one. In this episode, Madi and Becky take a look at the world of fashion-Madi's #1 love. She talks with fashion d…
 
More than once, Madi has been asked if her friends-who look nothing like her-are her sister or caretaker. In this episode, Madi and Becky take a look at the crossroads of friendship and caretakers. Madi talks to her younger roommates, Tonesha and Haley, who are still learning what it's like to have a friend with a disability, and her best friend, J…
 
There’s no party quite like a pee party. In this episode, Madi and Becky talk all things bathroom with her best friend, Sabrina or “Bean.” These girls have been through it all – the rocky road of high school, prom dress shopping and more bathroom trips than either can count. Madi and Bean talk about bathrooms, about the way others have asked Madi t…
 
Pink. Blue. Icy Blonde. You name a color, Madi’s hair has been it. But what about finding a salon that can accommodate her needs? In this episode, Madi and Becky explore the multi-colored world of hair salons. Madi and her stylist, Amber, talk about their relationship, working with clients who’s needs are different and about what salons can do to b…
 
Madi says people often feel sorry for her for the wrong reasons. It's not the fact that she has SMA or uses a wheelchair that make her sad, it's the same things as any 21-year-old: boys, school or simply a bad hair day. In this episode, Madi and Becky take a look at the world of disabilities and mental health. Separated into two different chunks, t…
 
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