Episode 14: Sexual Harassment

CONTENT NOTE: This episode contains frank discussion of sexual harassment and assault. We understand this is a sensitive subject for some. Please do not listen if you do not feel comfortable doing so. Thank you.

On this episode of The Accessible Stall, Kyle and Emily talk about the realities of sexual harassment and assault as it pertains to people with disabilities.

On a much lighter note, Kyle should probably not drink coffee just before podcasting about an extremely serious issue, as you will no doubt hear in this episode. He apologizes, and we’re not letting him have any after 5PM anymore.

Notes from this episode: Longing for the Male Gaze.

If you are in need of help or support, please reach out to the National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE or visit online.rainn.org to receive support via confidential online chat.

Episode 13: Groupthink

Kyle and Emily tackle groupthink in this episode of The Accessible Stall as it relates to disability and the disability community. What does it mean, and how can we be better as a community?

Notes from this episode: This article on NPR which mentions Emily’s opinion on Hillary Clinton’s speech about disability, and Emily’s actual interview with them.

Episode 12: Speechless

On this episode of The Accessible Stall, Kyle and Emily talk about the new ABC show called Speechless! It’s a fantastic new show that showcases life with CP, and how it affects you, your family, and everyone around you.

We gush about the show, talk about what it means for the community, and talk about where it could potentially improve.

NB: We’re still testing out new recording methods, we apologize for any inconsistencies or errors, they will be fixed soon!


Episode 11: Walking and Movement

On this episode of The Accessible Stall, Kyle and Emily take a look at walking, movement, and why there isn’t one “best” way to move.

Note: We tested a new recording setup with this episode, so our apologies if things sound a little strange or different than they usually do. We’re still ironing out the kinks.

Episode 010: Story Time

Black text reads "Cheers to episode 10!" On a blue background, there is a picture of Kyle and Emily holding up drinks as thought toasting. There are party hat graphics imposed on their heads and funny sunglasses superimposed on Kyle. To the left of the picture is toasting champagne glasses and to the right is a multicolored bunch of balloons.

On this episode of The Accessible Stall, Kyle and Emily tell you a story about what it’s like attempting to get somewhere (specifically, to the Statue of Liberty) with a disability, and why actually paying attention to what people are trying to communicate is important.

Grab some popcorn and enjoy!

Episode 009: Pokemon, Access, and Laughing

With yesterday being the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Kyle and Emily spend this episode talking about where access needs can sometimes conflict with one another.

Mentions: Pokémon Go: Accessibility Tips for an Inaccessible Game

Episode 008: Tokenization and Music

In this episode, Kyle and Emily talk about being the “token” disabled person. When does tokenization become inclusion? Does it ever? The issues surrounding this are complex and confusing. Find out our take on all this on the latest episode of The Accessible Stall.

P.S. We’ve got new podcast theme music and we’re pretty excited about it! Courtesy of Brad Tuller, who is awesome.

Episode 007: Beauty Standards and Guests

On this episode of The Accessible Stall, Kyle and Emily talk about beauty standards and fashion, with a touch of sexuality thrown in there too.

Clothing and looking good is rarely talked about in the disability community, and so that’s why we have a special guest with us. Her name is Ashley Harris, and you can find her over on her blog Barbie Feet.

Episode 006: Disability in Media

In this episode of The Accessible Stall, Kyle and Emily talk about representation of disability in media. Disabled roles should be portrayed by actors with disabilities… right? This episode was inspired by the issues surrounding the new movie Me Before You, among other things. We touch on overlooked positive representation of disability in media. There’s more than you might think, and you may be surprised.

Mentions in this episode: Peter Dinklage on saying “no”Croatian Wheelchair User Robs Bank.

Episode 005: Disability Privilege?!

Kyle and Emily talk about what is perhaps the best kept secret in the disability community: the amount of social privilege (and perks) that can potentially come with having a disability. Join us for a conversation to look into the “Area 51” of disability.