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The Prominent Occupation of the Sightless in China

The Prominent Occupation of the Sightless in China

By Hongji Feng CHONGQING, CHINA In the past twenty years of my life, I have never walked into a blind massage parlor - people from countries like the United States probably have never heard of it. A massage given by blind therapists is an actual thing in China, and a...

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Judith Heumann and Vanessa Harris-Icon to Icon

Judith Heumann and Vanessa Harris-Icon to Icon

> Hi. This is Vanessa Harris with Fun4theDisabled.com. Today, I’m having a conversation with Miss Judith Heumann -- > Hello. >> -- a human rights activist and a true icon. Hi, Judy. >> Hi. So are you, icon to icon. How are you? >> Okay. Judy is...

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Black Entertainers with Disabilities

Black Entertainers with Disabilities

Name Disability Occupation Alice Beard dyslexia author Alicia Keys depression pianist, singer-songwriter Andrae Crouch dyslexia singer Barbara Jordan multiple sclerosis lawyer, educator, politician, civil rights leader  Blind Tom Wiggins blind music prodigy, pianist,...

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The View From My Chair by Frank Petrie

The View From My Chair by Frank Petrie

It is hard to imagine being in other people’s shoes, but it is even harder to imagine being in someone else’s chair.  For Frank Petrie, the most common phrase he hears from non-wheelchair users is “I can only imagine.” This expression was the inspiration for “The View...

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Being Nice is the Expletive Deleted Way to Go!

Being Nice is the Expletive Deleted Way to Go!

#Fun4thedisabled’s Vanessa Harris interviews Suz Ballout, a comedian, actor, and producer, about her struggles with mental health, as well as her Lebonese identity. She also discusses why it is common for comedians to have lived difficult lives....

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Bowhead–Innovate or DIE

Bowhead–Innovate or DIE

#Fun4thedisabled interviews Christian Bagg, creator of the Bowhead Reach, a mountain bike for wheelchair users. He discusses his personal journey, and how the Bowhead Reach has allowed him to live his life without restricting his freedom to explore the world the way...

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Conversation with Morgan E Van Dyne Comedian and Writer

Conversation with Morgan E Van Dyne Comedian and Writer

#Fun4the Disabled’s Vanessa Harris interviews comedian Morgan E Van Dyne, who opens up about their chronic illness, being bipolar, and how these two disabilities interact with one another and shape who they are. Morgan also discusses how they use their disabilities in...

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Conversation with Nate Woogen-Comedian and Writer

Conversation with Nate Woogen-Comedian and Writer

#Fun4thedisabled’s Vanessa Harris interviews Chicago comedian and writer Nate Woogen, who is involved in Chicago’s Second City and lives with cerebral palsy. They discuss how his disability has affected his life, and in what ways he adapts his comedy....

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Conversation with Comedienne Cherise Johnson

Conversation with Comedienne Cherise Johnson

Vanessa Harris of #fun4thedisabled interviews comedian and former teacher Cherise Johnson. They talk about invisible disabilities, mental health, and the importance of educating the public on issues related to disability....

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CENSUS 2020 With Karen Tamley

CENSUS 2020 With Karen Tamley

#Fun4the Disabled’s Vanessa Harris talks with Karen Tamley from Access Living about the importance of ensuring disabled people are counted in the 2020 census, and the funding they risk losing if they are not. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIiLQ6MEZ2M [Visual...

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