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This is a podcast that looks at disability stories. it's like sitting down with a really close friend to have real conversations about disability, sexuality and everything else about the disability experience that we don't talk about; the things about being disabled we keep in the dark. The show is hosted by Disability Awareness Consultant Andrew Gurza.
 
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On episode 252 of Disability After Dark, I sit down with one of my porn crushes; hot, ginger porn star & escort Seamus O’Reilly as we explore what would happen if he became a wheelchair user. We talk about how his thoughts of independence might change, how his sex acts might be different, and how he’d have to approach conversations differently. He …
 
Welcome back to the podcast within Disability After Dark, The Handicast! On this episode, Heather and Andrew are excited to talk more about Handi’s first sex toy The Handi Joystick, and introduce you to two people who tested the prototype for us, Nathan and Rachel. Nathan shares with us how he thinks that a toy like this will help so many people ar…
 
On episode 251 of Disability After Dark, I sit down with my longtime friend and theatre maker Debbie Patterson. We talk about her experiences of Multiple Sclerosis, going from Temporarily Able-Bodied to a wheelchair user. We also chat about our new theatre project Access Me all about queerness, access, sex and disability + so much more. Enjoy! You …
 
On episode 250 of Disability After Dark, I sit down with my new friend with Cerebral Palsy; social worker and self-proclaimed benefits policy lover, Kathleen Downes. We talk about the shitty benefit system in the United States, the disability community and our internal struggles with each other. Kathleen shares her journey with catheters and the jo…
 
On this bonus episode of Disability After Dark, I sit down with my podcast pals Cripple Threat Podcast and we explore the 1986 campy, horror classic The Fly to determine if it is a film about disability. Anthony, Jamie and I discuss things about the body, illness, disability and pregnancy + so much more. Enjoy! You can support Cripple Threat Podcas…
 
On episode 249 of Disability After Dark, I have a second sit down with my friend Anthony Michael Lopez to talk about his experiences on his new operatic streaming show Desert In, playing a disabled character who isn’t struggling with just being disabled. We also touch on his disabled childhood, disability grief, disability in the media and so much …
 
In episode 248, I sit down with my new friend Rebecca Alexander who is a psychotherapist out of NYC living with Usher Syndrome. Rebecca shines a bright light on her experience of going deaf-blind, how she is perceived as a disabled practitioner, the grief and loss of disability for her, why deaf-blind sex is better than hearing sex and so much more…
 
WE HAVE DISABILITY AFTER DARK MERCH! WOO! My lovely friends at TeePublic help me set it up, and I can't wait to share it with you. Click on this link to check out the new merch with our slogan "Shining A Bright Light on Disability Stories" in stylized purple font. https://www.teepublic.com/stores/disability-after-dark/hoodie?ref_id=23680 Wooo! Pick…
 
On episode 247 of Disability After Dark, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Youtuber and co-creator of The Try Guys, Zach Kornfeld. We talk about his experiences living with chronic pain and his condition Ankylosing Spondylitis. We talk about how his experience have impacted his content creation, his relationships with the other Try Guys, and …
 
In episode 246, I sit down with my new friend Jojo as we explore Jojo’s experiences of being a wheelchair user, having Spina Bifida, being hella queer and being asexual. We talk about Jojo’s journey realizing that Jojo was asexual, why Jojo enjoys coming out, the “rocky” coming out as disabled journey, navigating disabled childhood, feeling like Jo…
 
In episode 245 of Disability After Dark, we look at the darker parts of disability and this week we explore Ableism Crimes Part 2 and the murder of Gemma Hayter. The Wine and Crime gals and I explore her level of disability, failures of the social system to support her, and the circumstances that led to her murder and death. It is important that we…
 
In episode 244 of Disability After Dark, I unpack popular self-care activities like mani/pedis, drinking tea, staying hydrated, getting organized and others to consider how many of these self-care activities are inaccessible to disabled people and why that is. I also bemoan how “standing up straight” is a self-care activity and more! Enjoy! Apply n…
 
In episode 243 of Disability After Dark, I sit down again with my good friend Ryan O’Connell as we unpack all the amazingness of the 2nd season of his Netflix Series “Special”. He shares what it was like filming season 2, his favorite filming moments, *THAT* Crip Prom + so much more about the series’ final season. Enjoy! You can watch all of Specia…
 
In episode 242 of Disability After Dark, I sit down with the co-owners of Fly Media Productions, Reuben and Sherri. We talk about their multiple disabilities between them which include MECFS, CDG, Tourette’s Syndrome and OCD and they share their hesitancy about coming out about those disabilities around their business. They also describe what flare…
 
In episode 241 of Disability After Dark, I sit down with Dr. Laura McGuire a sexologist out of Widener University. We explore how watching their grandmother go through a traumatic brain injury and having to take care of her, informed their understanding of ableism, and also informed how Laura viewed relationships. We also talk about the ways we tea…
 
In episode 240 of Disability After Dark, I sit down with disabled artist and proud gay disabled man, David Wudel. We talk about why he started his company 6 Wheel Painting Co., how he isn’t defined by his Cerebral Palsy, but by his art, and his experiences as a proud gay disabled man. It was so great to sit with him and just talk about being gay an…
 
In episode 239 of Disability After Dark, I sit down with Mumbai India based Occupational Therapist, Dr. Sakshi Tickoo. We talk about her experiences as a sick child, and how her love of the human body, multiple disabilities and other factors meant that being an OT chose her. Dr. Tickoo shares with us the cultural differences of being an OT in India…
 
Episode Notes In episode 238 of Disability After Dark, I sit down with 17 year old Hannah Pierce. We talk about what it’s like being a teenager with Cerebral Palsy; what it’s like wanting to go to house parties, having hip reconstruction at 11, growing up so fast as a disabled kid, and so much more! This one is important. Enjoy! Follow Hannah on so…
 
Episode Notes The Handicast: The Lost Chapter with Paralympian Elle Steele On this episode of The Handicast, Heather and Andrew sit down with contributor to the Handi Book & Paralympian Elle Steele (www.instagram.com/iamellesteele) all about the lost chapter of The Handi Book, Roleplay. Heather and I explore the roles that Elle takes on in her life…
 
Episode Notes In episode 237 of Disability After Dark, I sit down with Zacc and Rachel and we explore their relationship to devoteeism. Zacc and Rachel share that THIS podcast and the episode on devoteeism brought them together, Rachel shares how devoteeism works for her, they both talk about how devoteeism impacts their relationship and a whole lo…
 
Episode Notes Quarantine & Chill is back, but renamed Palsy and The Pandemic! In this episode of Palsy and the Pandemic, I sit down with Savannah Lorenc as we talk about her experiences working in Public Health and being a disabled person. We talk about the lack of data around those who have multiple disabilities, vaccine efficacy and what it was l…
 
Episode Notes In episode 236, I sit down with disabled supermodel Lucy Dawson as we shine a light on her misdiagnosis with Encephalitis being shrugged off as mental illness; almost dying, also encountering physical disability while in hospital and way more. We talk about being a disabled model, her 11 canes, fetishization and lots more. You won’t w…
 
Episode Notes It’s the season finale of Crip Times! Buckle up for lots of LOLs and too many puns. This week, Kayla, Kristina, and Andrew are joined by Ryan O’Connell, creator, writer, and star of Netflix’s Special. He’s done other stuff too but ughhh, who cares? We talk about cerebral palsy, the power of authentic disability representation, pushing…
 
Episode Notes In episode 235, I sit down with my new friend Rebecca as we explore her experience with EDS; being diagnosed after not being believed. We talk about EDS, grief, and disability, as well as how to come out as disabled at work in marketing and sales and bookwork, how EDS has played into her parenting & intimacy + so much more. Enjoy! You…
 
Episode Notes Spring has sprung and in this episode, I look at popular spring dating options and critically and criptically critique for their accessibility for disabled people. We find out why enjoying the rain on a spring day might not be the best option for power wheelchair users, why paddle boating isn’t super accessible when you can’t paddle o…
 
Episode Notes In this episode, I sit down with my new friend, sex and intimacy coach Court Vox. I give him some tips and tricks on how to make bodywork more accessible to physically disabled people, and he helps me reframe some things as well. I love giving people tips and tricks to make things more accessible, and areas like bodywork need just tha…
 
Episode Notes In this episode, I sit down with one of my huge gay porn crushes, sex worker and adult performer Gabriel Cross. In this one, I ask him how he thinks his life and his porn would change if he were a wheelchair user, but I also ask him what he thought about the porn that I did, too. He shares a little bit about his experiences we sex wor…
 
Episode Notes Quarantine & Chill is back, but renamed Palsy and The Pandemic! In this episode of Palsy and the Pandemic, I sit down with Ms Wheelchair Pennsylvania 2018 herself, Barb Zablotney who shares with us her experience as someone with a disability who contracted Covid-19. We talk about the rise of medical ableism, horrible hospital care dur…
 
Episode Notes In this episode, I sit down with gay sex columnist Bobby Box as we explore how he can better represent disabled people in gay sex writing. We explore what would happen if disability was always included as a part of sex writing, we talk maybe doing a disabled sex column together, we parse through some of Bobby’s writing and explore whe…
 
Episode Notes Quarantine & Chill is back, but renamed Palsy and The Pandemic! In this episode of Palsy and the Pandemic, I sit down with 14 year old disability activist Anja Herrman who shares with us how her experience with Cerebral Palsy and quadriplegia have been affected by Covid-19. She also shares with us why online learning is a blessing for…
 
Episode Notes In this episode, I sit down with Allie Pauld as we talk about her diagnosis of limb girdle muscular dystrophy. We talk about her experiences of inaccessibility in Montreal. We talk about privilege, invisible disabilities, misogyny and disability, coming out as disabled, being a black disabled person and a whole lot more! Follow Allie …
 
Episode Notes Surprise! My friends Tony and Jamie have started their own podcast called "Cripple Threat" where they review disability media and talk about being disabled. They asked me to come on their show and review "My Left Foot" with them, and I said yes. I also wanted to give their show an opportunity to grow and be heard, since disability the…
 
Episode Notes In this episode, I sit down with my friend and content creator Aaron Ansuini. We talk about his experiences with gastroparesis, EDS, and sexuality. He shares with us his feelings of guilt in the bedroom, how people get annoyed by his number of identities, why there are moments when Drew hates the disabled community, prosthetics peens,…
 
Episode Notes Support Disability After Dark by pledging to the patreon. www.patreon.com/disabilityafterdark In this episode, I sit down with Artie Carden, a Youtuber from Brighton, UK. We talk about their experiences getting diagnosed with Crohn’s, BPD, Takayasu’s, fatphobia in the medical system, how disability impacts friendships and relationship…
 
Episode Notes In episode 227, I sit down with child actor, musician, life coach and fellow podcaster Brian Falduto as we give him a chance to explore questions he has a gay, cis, able-bodied, queer white man around disability. We examine how we can connect disability and mindfulness, why you should look at a disabled person on the street, how Brian…
 
Episode Notes Please support Disability After Dark by pledging to the patreon. www.patreon.com/disabilityafterdark In episode 226, I talk with the Production Assistant of the Gayish Podcast and newly identified disabled person, and hottie, Dan Garlington. He comes out as disabled for the first time on the show and we talk about his triumvirate of d…
 
Episode Notes In Episode 225, I re-invigorate the reviewing of disabled films and rename it Great Flix & Joysticks. On the episode today, I review Hulu’s offering, a movie called “Run”, highlighting a disabled teen and her overbearing and scary mother. In this movie we see a real life disabled person in the role as a disabled person. We explore how…
 
Episode Notes Episode 224 - How To Use Your Stump As a Kitchen Tool w/ Alexis Hillyard In Episode 224, I sit down with my friend Alexis Hillyard star of the Stump Kitchen Youtube channel as we talk about her experiences in the kitchen with a limb difference; why she uses her stump as a kitchen utensil, the importance of accessibility in the kitchen…
 
Episode Notes In Episode 223, I sit down with 18 year old Wrigley as she shares with us her experiences being diagnosed with autism and trying to navigate this diagnosis on a college campus. She tells us that her Disability Supports office is the worst, we talk about the energy she expends trying to fit into social situations as an autistic person …
 
Episode Notes In Episode 222, I sit down with Daddy Kristofer, co-host of Watts The Safeword and kinkster as we explore kink, leather and disability and of course, flirt with one another for an hour. I answer Daddy’s burning questions about sex and disability, we explore how his Daddyhood might change were he to become a wheelchair user and a whole…
 
Episode Notes “It was interdependent magic. Like it really felt like magic.” Happy solstice! They’re the four best friends anyone could have. On the last Crip Times episode of 2020, all three hosts (Kayla, Kristina, Yousef) are joined by Jess Watkin, an artist, activist, academic, dramaturg, and most importantly, friend of the pod. We spend some ti…
 
Episode Notes In Episode 221, I sit down with three people in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who share with us the dismal disability housing options in Halifax forcing disabled people to live in seniors homes or institutions. April tells us about how she was also put in an institution after having a routine procedure in hospital, and how she feels le…
 
Episode Notes This week, Kayla and Yousef are joined by Jeff Thomas, a Governor General Award-winning Indigenous photographer. Jeff provides us with some background on his photographic work which began in the 1970s as a response to the representation of Indigenous people through historical photography, and how it has grown and changed since becomin…
 
Episode Notes In Episode 220, I got to sit down with sex researcher Dr. Justin Lehmiller. In this episode we explore how we can make sex research more inclusive and less ableist, and I also give Justin a chance to ask me questions so that his sex research is all the more anti ableist. Enjoy! You can follow Dr. Justin Lehmiller on Twitter: https://t…
 
Episode Notes “The piece is an opportunity for me to let the public see an artist who is working hard at resisting the impulse to work hard.” This week, Yousef and Kristina are joined by Cindy Baker, a contemporary artist whose work engages with queer, gender, race, disability, fat, and art discourses. We recorded this episode in the summer, but we…
 
Episode Notes On this episode of The Handicast, Heather and Drew sit down with disabled model and contributor to the Handi Book & #RethinkSexy campaign, Pansy St. Battie (www.instagram.com/pansystbattie) all about representation in the modelling world, Pansy’s runway roll and a whole lot more. Enjoy! You can order your copy of The Handi Book of Lov…
 
Episode Notes In Episode 219, I got to talk to a really hot porn star; Banging British Babe John Thomas…. About his neurodivergent identities living with dyspraxia and dyslexia, and how that has affected him throughout his life as a kid, in dance school; and he tells us how those invisible disabilities played a role in his MA thesis on movement + w…
 
Episode Notes Everybody gets dressed—but how can fashion be a tool of social justice? This week, Kayla and Kristina sit down with Dr. Ben Barry, Chair of Fashion at Ryerson University. We talk about how we can imagine fashion beyond ‘the ideal body,’ how Ben and others are working to diversify fashion education, and how we can crip fashion, meaning…
 
Episode Notes In Episode 218, I got to hang out with one of my all time favorite kinksters, Pup Amp. He is a co-host of the wildly popular Youtube Channel “Watts The Safeword”, as well as the podcast “Watts Your Safeword”. Today I talk with him about why I am a puppy as a disabled person, and what that means and looks like. We also explore how to m…
 
Episode Notes On this episode of The Handicast, Heather and Drew tackle disability representation in the media. We invite our friend and Handi supporter Bianka Farmakis, an associate producer for Australian media site 9Honey, to explore how we can make media better for disabled people. We talk about sex & disability in the media, we explore the Sia…
 
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