Keah Brown is a disability rights activist, author, journalist, and writer.
Keah Brown is a smart, funny woman with an affinity for pop culture. She’s got a lot to offer – but throughout her life, so many people only see her as someone with cerebral palsy. The journalist and creator of #DisabledandCute joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about how she moved beyond self-pity to become an advocate for people with disabilities. Her new book is called “The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me.”
Writer Keah Brown created the #DisabledAndCute movement to celebrate how people with disabilities love their bodies. She talks about the ways disability shows up online and off.Hello@Tangoti.comTANGOTI.COM for transcripts and more
Keah Brown is a journalist and essayist. Keah’s debut essay collection The Pretty One is an honest and thoughtful look at what it means to be black and disabled in a culture that doesn’t make space for marginalized bodies. In our conversation we talked about the importance of representation, the insidious nature of ableism, and compared notes on how each of us approaches an interview. Then for the second segment, we talked about the 24-hour news cycle. (Conversation recorded October 17, 2019.) Bonus Reading: Subscribers to the Likewise Media Patreon campaign can hear Keah read an excerpt from her book The Pretty One. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn | RSS Support: Support our Patreon | Leave a review Share: Tweet this episode | Share to Facebook Connect: Email | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Show Notes: Keah Brown Keah Brown - The Pretty One #DisabledAndCute Keah Brown - “Brie Larson on superheroes, success and her Hollywood sisterhood” Keah’s work at Cliché Mag Keah Brown - “Roxane Gay Wants You to See Fat People as Humans” Lyz Lenz - “How Many Personal Stories Must Women Share to Convince Others of Their Humanity?” StarTribune - “Viral photo captures power dynamic between Trump and Nancy Pelosi” Brandon Taylor - Real Life Charmed Almost Family Raising Dion Transcript
We're staying cool reading plays, essays, sci-fi, and YA. Amina talks with Keah Brown about her essay collection, The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me. Gina chats with Aminah Mae Safi about her Gilmore Girls-inspired lesbian teen romance, Tell Me How You Really Feel. Tell us what you're reading by tagging #CYGbooks.
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4
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4
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3 hours, 16 minutes
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