Disability After Dark

Disability After Dark

This is a podcast that looks at disability stories. it's like sitting down with a really close friend to have real conversations about disability, sexuality and everything else about the disability experience that we don't talk about; the things about being disabled we keep in the dark. The show is hosted by Disability Awareness Consultant Andrew Gurza.

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April 14, 2021 51 min
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The Handicast: The Lost Chapter with Paralympian Elle Steele   

On this episode of The Handicast, Heather and Andrew sit down with  contributor to the Handi Book & Paralympian Elle Steele (www.instagram.com/iamellesteele) all about the lost chapter of The Handi Book, Roleplay.  Heather and I explore the roles that Elle takes on in her life and in the bedroom, and Elle reveals that she is a witch, and Heather too! ...

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In episode 237 of Disability After Dark, I sit down with Zacc and Rachel and we explore their relationship to devoteeism. Zacc and Rachel share that THIS podcast and the episode on devoteeism brought them together, Rachel shares how devoteeism works for her, they both talk about how devoteeism impacts their relationship and a whole lot more. This convo might change the way we look at devotees, maybe? Enjoy!

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Quarantine & Chill is back, but renamed Palsy and The Pandemic!  In this episode of Palsy and the Pandemic, I sit down with Savannah Lorenc as we talk about her experiences working in Public Health and being a disabled person.  We talk about the lack of data around those who have multiple disabilities, vaccine efficacy and what it was like for Savannah to get vaccinated, major differences between the Canadian and ...

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In episode 236, I sit down with disabled supermodel Lucy Dawson as we shine a light on her misdiagnosis with Encephalitis being shrugged off as mental illness; almost dying, also encountering physical disability while in hospital and way more.  We talk about being a disabled model, her 11 canes, fetishization and lots more.   You won’t wanna miss this one. 

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It’s the season finale of Crip Times! Buckle up for lots of LOLs and too many puns. This week, Kayla, Kristina, and Andrew are joined by Ryan O’Connell, creator, writer, and star of Netflix’s Special. He’s done other stuff too but ughhh, who cares?

We talk about cerebral palsy, the power of authentic disability representation, pushing the envelope of gay and disabled sexuality on screen, pandemic challenges specific t...

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In episode 235, I sit down with my new friend Rebecca as we explore her experience with EDS; being diagnosed after not being believed. We talk about EDS, grief, and disability, as well as how to come out as disabled at work in marketing and sales and bookwork, how EDS has played into her parenting & intimacy + so much more. Enjoy!

You can follow Rebecca on Instagram here: www.instagram.com/rebeccamavencamp

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Spring has sprung and in this episode, I look at popular spring dating options and critically and criptically critique for their accessibility for disabled people.  We find out why enjoying the rain on a spring day might not be the best option for power wheelchair users, why paddle boating isn’t super accessible when you can’t paddle or transfer yourself, why foraging for wild garlic may cause death to a disabled pers...

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In this episode, I sit down with my new friend, sex and intimacy coach Court Vox. I give him some tips and tricks on how to make bodywork more accessible to physically disabled people, and he helps me reframe some things as well. I love giving people tips and tricks to make things more accessible, and areas like bodywork need just that. We had a great conversation and I hope you enjoy it!

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In this episode, I sit down with one of my huge gay porn crushes, sex worker and adult performer Gabriel Cross. In this one, I ask him how he thinks his life and his porn would change if he were a wheelchair user, but I also ask him what he thought about the porn that I did, too. He shares a little bit about his experiences we sex work & disability, reveals for the first time that he lives with dyslexia and a wh...

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Quarantine & Chill is back, but renamed Palsy and The Pandemic! In this episode of Palsy and the Pandemic, I sit down with Ms Wheelchair Pennsylvania 2018 herself, Barb Zablotney who shares with us her experience as someone with a disability who contracted Covid-19. We talk about the rise of medical ableism, horrible hospital care during this time, disabled community members who don’t believe the pandemic is re...

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In this episode, I sit down with gay sex columnist Bobby Box as we explore how he can better represent disabled people in gay sex writing.  We explore what would happen if disability was always included as a part of sex writing, we talk maybe doing a disabled sex column together, we parse through some of Bobby’s writing and explore where disability could be included + a whole lot more.  Enjoy!

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February 26, 2021 63 min
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Quarantine & Chill is back, but renamed Palsy and The Pandemic!  In this episode of Palsy and the Pandemic, I sit down with 14 year old disability activist Anja Herrman  who shares with us how her experience with Cerebral Palsy and quadriplegia have been affected by Covid-19.  She also shares with us why online learning is a blessing for her in terms of access, the problems with going back to in person school as a...

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In this episode, I sit down with Allie Pauld as we talk about her diagnosis of limb girdle muscular dystrophy. We talk about her experiences of inaccessibility in Montreal.  We talk about privilege, invisible disabilities, misogyny and disability, coming out as disabled, being a black disabled person and a whole lot more! 

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Surprise! My friends Tony and Jamie have started their own podcast called "Cripple Threat" where they review disability media and talk about being disabled. They asked me to come on their show and review "My Left Foot" with them, and I said yes. I also wanted to give their show an opportunity to grow and be heard, since disability themed media is rarely given a platform. So enjoy this one, and then...

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In this episode, I sit down with my friend and content creator Aaron Ansuini. We talk about his experiences with gastroparesis, EDS, and sexuality.  He shares with us his feelings of guilt in the bedroom, how people get annoyed by his number of identities, why there are moments when Drew hates the disabled community, prosthetics peens, and a whole lot more.   Enjoy!  

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In this episode, I sit down with Artie Carden, a Youtuber from Brighton, UK. We talk about their experiences getting diagnosed with Crohn’s, BPD, Takayasu’s, fatphobia in the medical system, how disability impacts friendships and relationships.  We talk about accessibility, clothing, Artie’s second bumhole and a whole lot mor...

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In episode 227, I sit down with child actor, musician, life coach and fellow podcaster Brian Falduto as we give him a chance to explore questions he has a gay, cis, able-bodied, queer white man around disability. We examine how we can connect disability and mindfulness, why you should look at a disabled person on the street, how Brian feels gratitude for not being disabled (and all the feelings around that!) and a w...

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In episode 226, I talk with the Production Assistant of  the Gayish Podcast and newly identified disabled person, and hottie, Dan Garlington.  He comes out as disabled for the first time on the show and we talk about his triumvirate of disabilities; hard of hearing, migraines and chronic pain.  We explore how all these...

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In Episode 225, I re-invigorate the reviewing of disabled films and rename it Great Flix & Joysticks.   On the episode today, I review Hulu’s offering, a movie called “Run”, highlighting a disabled teen and her overbearing and scary mother.  In this movie we see a real life disabled person in the role as a disabled person.  We explore how disability is used in this film to create an important representation in the...

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Episode 224 - How To Use Your Stump As a Kitchen Tool w/ Alexis Hillyard     

In Episode 224, I sit down with my friend Alexis Hillyard star of the Stump Kitchen Youtube channel as we talk about her experiences in the kitchen with a limb difference; why she uses her stump as a kitchen utensil, the importance of accessibility in the kitchen, as well as parenting with a limb difference, the #NotAWitch hashtag and so muc...

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