In this episode, we talk about disability and depression. We know it’s not the most pleasant topic. But, we wouldn’t be keeping it real if we acted like life is sunshine and roses all the time. And let’s be honest, depression is one of the realest parts of the human experience for so many. A transcript for this episode can be found here. This transcript is due to our generous supporters on Patreon. Thank you.
We’re taking a break from our miniseries on building a better community and tackling the topic of bodily autonomy.
What is bodily autonomy?
For a simple definition, we consulted our good friend, Wikipedia, which defines bodily autonomy as:
…the inviolability of the physical body and emphasiz[ing] the importance of personal autonomy and the self-determination of human beings over their own bodies. It considers the violation of bodily integrity as an unethical infringement, intrusive, and possibly criminal.
In this episode, we discuss how bodily autonomy pertains specifically to people with disabilities. A transcript for this episode can be found here. This transcript is due to our generous supporters on Patreon. Thank you. Continue reading “Episode 20: Bodily Autonomy”
NB: There’s an audio glitch mid-episode that we couldn’t fix. We both thought the episode was more than good enough to publish despite that.
Carrie Wade is a staff writer at Autostraddle and she’s someone that we both admire. So it seemed only natural that we’d have her on our show! This is the third episode in our miniseries, Building a Better Community.
In this episode, we discuss how disability intersects with other aspects of identity. While we’ve tackled this topic before, our friend Carrie Wade brings a stronger focus on intersectionality to our show.