Pushing Limits – April 28, 2017

Pushing Limits

A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public.

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Pushing Limits – April 7, 2017

Pushing Limits

A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public. Pushing Limits advances the voices of people who live with disabilities. It is produced by a collective of media makers and activists who themselves live with disability.


Autism and Trans Identity

Pushing Limits

There is a growing nexus between the autism spectrum and trans identity which we’ll explore as we take an in-depth look at the lives of Autistic people in the Bay Area. Host Mark Romoser and guest Tracy Garza are both Autistic. Tracy will outline an initiative to make San Francisco, with its large trans population, … Continued


Eli Clare – Grappling with Cure

Pushing Limits

White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare’s new book, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, questions the typical hostility of the disability movement toward the mythology of The Cure. He explores his rage at the many ways the ‘search for the cure’ has ostracized and limited people with disabilities. But, then he dives deeper. Based in his … Continued


Disability and Donald Trump Call In

Pushing Limits

Almost a month into our long national nightmare, we ask ‘how will the Trump administration affect the lives of people with disabilities?’ Trump’s campaign started with his mocking of a reporter’s disability. Now we’ve moved on to an education secretary who had to be told what the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is, and … Continued


Donna Williams on Autism

Pushing Limits

In the 1960s ‘autism’ was deemed ‘childhood psychosis’ and the incidence of autism was thought to be around 4 in 10,000 children.   Today, up to 1 in 88 children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Polly Samuel, aka Donna Williams, was central to these changes and became a beacon to many in the autism … Continued


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