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Nothing Without Us

Nothing Without Us

Join youth advocates Saskia, Anneke, Georgia, Isabella, and Ez as they unveil the realities of growing up with unique challenges stemming from health barriers and social exclusion. The vibrant team from YDAN navigates poignant discussions on self-advocacy, sharing not just stories but also lessons learned from their own personal journeys. In each episode, they uncover ways to triumph over adversities, fostering a community that champions understanding and empowerment. Tune in to be inspired, to reflect, and to find camaraderie in the face of life's hurdles.

Episodes you may like:
Identity and Pride: I’m Disabled and you’re welcome.
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Anneke, Saskia, Izzie, and Georgia discuss their experiences navigating disability identity and pride. Their discussion highlights how disability pride is personal, political, and empowering. It is a journey, not a destination, filled with lessons that strengthen them each day. By sharing their stories, they aim to inspire others on their own journeys of self-acceptance and empowerment.

Education and Work: We belong here too.
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Izzie, Saskia, Ez, and Anneke talk about speaking up for themselves in school and at work. They talk about what it's like going through these places as young people with disability. They look at how things aren't set up right and rethink what it means to be professional in the disability community.

Barriers: Expectations vs Reality
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Izzie, Saskia, and Anneke explore how disability is understood through the social, human rights, and medical models. They analyse ableism, intersectionality, stigma, and advocacy, looking at how these ideas show up in and relate across the different models. Through open and honest conversation, they work to build understanding and identify ways to dismantle oppressive systems.