Kyle and Emily tackle the most pressing issue facing the disability community to date: oranges. This episode was originally recorded on March 16th, 2016 in response to the controversy in the disability community surrounding these pre-peeled oranges sold by Whole Foods.
The primary topic in this episode is choosing the right moment and reasons for picking advocacy battles. A transcript for this episode can be found here.
“Come join us in the accessible stall” That’s clever!! Excitedly sitting down to lunch to have a listen . Good luck to you both.
Thank you! I hope you enjoyed your lunch and the soothing buttery sound of our voices (in all seriousness, thank you so much!) 🙂
Yessss!!! CP represent!!
Heck yes! 🙂
I hadn’t heard or seen about the oranges before but, to me; it shows how difficult issues of accessibility can be. Who decides what’s important or big enough or too small? I understand your point completely but it’s so challenging. I mean, there are some who would say, “Why is it such a big deal you go to this store or church or temple or whatever, when you can simply go to that one over there that is accessible enough for you?” The same can be said with diplomacy. How many times do you try to work within the system before you cry out in frustration that the system is broken. I know there are times this is where I particularly struggle. It’s all so very complicated. I’d be happy to take up this conversation with you in more detail sometime if you’d like. Thanks for providing the platform to encourage conversation.
The lines are definitely fuzzy in regards to what’s important. Molehills to one may be mountains to another. None of this is black and white–it’s part of why we do the show! Thanks for listening 🙂
I agree and understand completely. I was just attempting to expand the point a bit based on my experience. It was definitely not meant as a negative. Thanks again for the show!
Hi thanks for starting you blog. Really enjoyed thinking through ideas of accessibility with you. 🙂
Thanks for listening! 🙂