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Conversations With Crips

Welcome to Conversations with Crips: a podcast about the intersection of disability and identity, social change, and the peculiarities of life.

I started this podcast because even though I'm a disabled person, I don’t feel much of a part of the disability community. I figured that if I wanted to explore that side of my identity, I should start by having conversations with other disabled people who are doing cool stuff. So I did. And I recorded them.

Mar 8, 2018

EPISODE 8 | For my final episode I had the pleasure of speaking with the inimitable Henrietta Bollinger. Etta is a playwright, a feminist, sociology tutor, and she’s a twin. In this episode - which, unfortunately, we recorded months ago - we predict Jacinda Ardern’s pregnancy, we delve into Etta’s experience of...


Feb 2, 2018

EPISODE 7 | Dan Buckingham needs little introduction. As the GM for Attitude Pictures, Dan spends much of his day telling stories about disabled people on TV and online. In this conversation, we talk about some of the unique challenges faced by people who acquire their disability through injury; how Attitude walks...


Dec 3, 2017

EPISODE 6 | Imagine a world where womens organisations are run by men. Where Maori organisations are run by Pakeha. Well, that’s the world we live in as disabled people. So why is that the case? And what can we do about it? Welcome to Part Two of my conversation with Amy Hogan. In this episode, we try to get to the...


Nov 26, 2017

EPISODE 5 | Amy Hogan has been a lifelong friend, so this conversation was more personal than most. We discuss our childhood, talking to your parents about disability, Amy’s political awakening, her research on cerebral palsy, and why there aren’t more disabled people running our own organisations. I've split this...


Nov 12, 2017

EPISODE 3 | This week’s conversation is with Keke Brown. Keke is an artist, and like me, she has CP, but unlike me she dispensed with this whole wheelchair lark and she walks! That’s right, she’s one of those. Also unlike me, some time ago Keke moved to New York City and four years later, she’s still there. In...