This week we are joined by internationally known
disability advocate and stand-up comedian Pamela Rae Schuller.
Pamela tells us about growing up as a person of short stature with
Tourettes and OCD, "The cute kind of Tourettes!" But also the kind
that caused a tic strong enough to break her neck.
We discuss the portrayal of disability in the media and how it
perpetuates misconceptions that promote stigma. We talk about how
children with all kinds of disabilities struggle to fit in and
often get thrown into special ed, and the differences between the
structural shaming of these kids in public school and the boarding
school that helped her fall in love with comedy by fully embracing
who she is. Pamela tells us about her experiences talking in
schools and the difference between the way adults and kids respond
to her talks.
She spills the tea about her experience with Peloton Bikes and the
hate she received after her
New York Post article
, which was meant to raise awareness
around inclusion and accessibility for fitness brands, especially
during this pandemic. Finally, we hear about imposter syndrome and
discuss finding the balance to nail new opportunities.
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Thank you to Becky (40s, Florida) for sharing your stories with
TW: Sexual Violence, Offensive Language
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