Tag Archives: mental illness

Fat, Fit and Disabled

Listen  29 minutes Three women take a frank look at a fitness challenge geared towards fat people.  They talk about how weight interacts with their disabilities.  And how the judgment and disdain of society toward fat people gets in the … Continue reading

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“Crooked Beauty”

Listen through KPFA’s Archives: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/69940 Excerpts of personal narrative by Jacks McNamara from the documentary, “Crooked Beauty”; a poetic chronicle of her transformative journey from psych ward patient to pioneering mental health advocacy. The film supports McNamara’s voice with an evocative, original music … Continue reading

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Popcorn-Eating Day

Listen through the KPFA Archives: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/69572 30 min A discussion about two films by people with disabilities. “When I am Not Alone” is an award-winning movie about the trials and triumphs of Sam Durbin, a transgendered man.  Sam lives with … Continue reading

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