Fighting Normalcy: Interview w/Jonathan Mooney – Pushing Limits – July 30, 2021

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Jonathan Mooney tried to fit into the box of normalcy.  It cost him his education, his sense of self, his friendships and nearly his life.  In his opinion, “Normal Sucks.” Jonathan lives with dyslexia and ADHD, and he’s dedicated his life to connections with other people who have been treated as not normal.  His latest …

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In 2005, Cal Montgomery burst into the disability movement as an intellectual who both made sense and was fun to read.  His three-part series on medicalization in the disability magazine, Ragged Edge, took book reviews to a entirely new level. Now, after years of writing, entertaining and educating us, Cal Montgomery comes to Pushing Limits.  … Continued


Today’s Program:  Disrupting Ableism with Artful Activism Featuring Lateef McLeod and D.J. Saravese Lateef McLeod is a poet, blogger, activist, and PhD candidate in the Anthropology and Social Change Doctoral program at California Institute for Integral Studies. His poetry, activism, and scholarship are all informed by his experience living in the Bay Area with cerebral palsy. … Continued


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Disrupting Ableism with Artful Activism – Pushing Limits – June 4, 2021

Today’s Program:  Disrupting Ableism with Artful Activism Featuring Lateef McLeod and D.J. Saravese Lateef McLeod is a poet, blogger, activist, and PhD candidate in the Anthropology and Social Change Doctoral program at California Institute for Integral Studies. His poetry, activism, and scholarship are all informed by his experience living in the Bay Area with cerebral palsy. … Continued


Able-bodied people tend to freeze up when someone with an unfamiliar disability shows up in their environment.  They suddenly turn away, speak foolishly, or bumble too aggressively in our direction.  The result is awkward – and sometime dangerous. Questions arise:  Should I help someone by pushing their wheelchair?  Can blind people cross the road without … Continued