July 20, 2021
Sonia Frontera and is a very beautiful, and smart woman, but for a part of her life, she didn't really know that, Because she was stuck in a marriage with someone who did not appreciate and love her for who she is, But instead mentally, and verbally abused her and eventually physically. Our conversation though is about her fighting through adversity and then overcoming by leaving and making a better life for her. She is a divorce lawyer, a domestic violence Survivor advocate, and an empowerment trainer.
The national domestic violence hotline 1800 799 7233
Her website https://www.soniafrontera.com
July 13, 2021
In this episode our guest is Barbie Ingle, she is a woman who had many hopes and dreams and she even succeeded in one by going to a really good college and becoming a cheerleader. She not only performed but she also trained others as well, But she was derailed with chronic illness and excruciating pain that forced her out of the dream that she loved so much. She has battled it since 1997 and along the way, she has had endometriosis which also caused a hysterectomy, next she was plagued with a Progressive Neuro autoimmune condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). But then we talk about her diagnosis and how long it took her to get it, and how she overcame it by being her own doctor through Hope and determination.
July 6, 2021
In this episode I found a great speaker Named John Davis, he's a former stunt man, comedian, college professor, and much more. He had a horrific back injury that paralyzed him for a good amount of time until he taught himself and pushed himself to strengthen his back muscles in an unorthodox way. He's done so much in a short amount of time, and he has never let any limitation get in his way.
June 29, 2021
To kick off season two, I knew who my first guess would be, a woman who I mentioned many times in previous episodes, and a person who I love dearly, and has done a lot for me in my life. Her name is Lois Robins, she has many titles like a social worker, vision itinerant, teacher, my favorite the feisty little Jewish lady. We take a trip down memory lane of her being my fourth-grade teacher, and she talked about how she got into teaching, and how she transitioned to being more of a social worker for people with disabilities. She has helped so many people along her journey, and I couldn't think of a better person to interview for this episode. One of the things I want to focus on in season two is not only the people with disabilities, but the people who are close to those with they are conditions. For instance parents, teachers, caregivers, and much more, so Mrs. Robins will be the first of many who I have that fit this category.
June 22, 2021
This episode is our 1 year anniversary, And I wanted to celebrate it and do this episode alone, so I went and recorded a separate episode, but then I did an interview with Wayne, and everything Wayne and I talked about just made sense to put this episode out, And delete the other one. This episode has multiple meanings, but on the surface, it's about a father struggling in life trying to deal with his mental pain, his life is spinning out of control, and his absence in his children's life. We talk about all these issues also him being homeless, being in the service, and has many issues with his mother, but the overall feeling of this episode is positivity and confronting the pain that floats in the background that you have yet to confront. And at the very end of this episode I acknowledge the pain that has always been there with my father.
June 15, 2021
In this episode I get to talk to a sweet girl named VJ, She has a learning disability, a short leg, and a curved spine. She talks about learning how to read and overcoming her learning disability as best as she could. She talked about being bullied, the weight restrictions that she has to adhere to, and the exercises that she has to do daily for the betterment of her spine. She is a YouTuber, She makes her own jewelry, and she is a furry.
June 8, 2021
I was searching for the perfect guest to talk about our next condition which is multiple sclerosis, and in this episode, I found that person. Lindsey is a very bright, And independent woman who suffers from the same condition that my grandfather once had. She talked about all her symptoms, trauma, and damage that has been caused because of MS, And how some days are better than others, but that she always finds the Will to go on. She talks about what being an advocate means to her, and she's also an artist.
her Instagram is @lindseyjoyholcomb
June 1, 2021
In this episode, we travel all the way to Jamaica so that I get to have a fun conversation with my friend princess Tia. She and I discuss how she lost her sight, the poor treatment she received from her doctors, struggles at birth, having to prove herself in school, being an entrepreneur, and much more. She's a very insightful woman, and she's very active and she's got her hand in a little bit of everything. Tia keeps herself busy and never lets herself become stagnant and lackluster
May 25, 2021
In this episode, I get to have a very honest, an open conversation with my friend Angela who has complex regional pain syndrome. She talks about the pain and agony that she goes through on a daily basis, struggling with depression when it comes to never wanting a disability in the first place, searching for a cure, people telling her that she's an unfit parent because of her disability, and much more. She is an amazing story, and I'm very glad to have her in my life, and she is also a podcast or likes me. Her Podcast is called Relatively Parents.
And she's damaged parents on all social media platforms
May 18, 2021
In this episode, I get to reconnect with an old friend from school. Joe and I discussed the old days, his struggle with coming to terms with his eye condition, bullying, and having a child with a disability. Joe is a very smart guy and he's also a Podcaster, and a great representation of who are you can become if you don't listen to the doubts.