Have The Nerve: A Podcast About Disability

Have The Nerve: A Podcast About Disability

Do you have the nerve to talk about disability? Have The Nerve is a podcast brought to you by Spinal Cord Injuries Australia and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Join host, Susan Wood, as she talks you through everything to do with disability.

Episodes

July 17, 2024 30 mins

This is Have The Nerve Shorts - The short episodes between the longer ones. However, today isn't short at all #SorryNotSorry.

Duncan Wallace, Executive Director of SpinalCure Australia is on to chat about why you should consider investing in medical research for spinal cord injury and why you should consider the next generation of medical researchers.

Having a spinal cord injury himself just over 40 years a...

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This is Have The Nerve Shorts - the short episodes between the long ones where we talk about things From The Internet, you can Get To Know Your Body and there might be even Something To Think About.

In this episode Physiotherapist Colbey Van Leeuwen talks about falls prevention for upper limbs and lower limbs. How much do you know about the vestibular system? How can multitasking help? Let Colbey explain!

NeuroMov...

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This is Have The Nerve Shorts - the short episodes between the long ones where we talk about things From The Internet, you can Get To Know Your Body and there might be even Something To Think About.

In this episode Laura Burling, Heidi Haydon and Susan Wood discuss Senator Jordon Steele-John's TikTok video when he shared the story of someone attempting to heal his disability away at an event

Has someone try ...

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In this episode, Associate Professor Shane Clifton from the University of Sydney comes on the podcast to talk about the many lives he led before his accident, his career as a theology lecturer and his accident that led to a spinal cord injury 14 years ago.

Susan and Shane talk candidly about their journeys with faith and their disabilities and how the impact of knowing the diversity in people has shaped their outlook on w...

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This is Have The Nerve Shorts - the short episodes between the long ones where we talk about things From The Internet, you can Get To Know Your Body and there might be even Something To Think About.

In this episode of Have The Nerve, Forrest Campbell is back to talk about his experiences finding work after he sustained his spinal cord injury in 2015 and why the role of being inclusive shouldn't be down to the applican...

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This is Have The Nerve Shorts - the short episodes between the long ones where we talk about things From The Internet, you can Get To Know Your Body and there might be even Something To Think About.

In this episode, Exercise Physiologist Alicia Payne comes on to talk about why strength training is for everyone of any ability!

NeuroMoves is a specialised exercise service for people with neurological conditions and ...

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This is Have The Nerve Shorts - the short episodes between the long ones where we talk about things From The Internet, you can Get To Know Your Body and there might be even Something To Think About.

Hey there fellow doomscrollers! In this episode you are listening to Laura Burling, Jade Williams and Susan Wood answer the question: AITA for using a disabled stall?

In what initially seems like a case a lot of us may...

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Trigger warning, this episode speaks in detail about attempted suicide. Listener discretion is advised. 

In this episode, 2023 Lifeline Ambassador and public speaker, Matthew Caruana, comes on to share his story, At 16, in an attempt to end his life Matthew jumped seven storeys from a building. He survived, sustained a spinal cord injury and began a journey that would literally change his whole life.

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This is Have The Nerve Shorts - the short episodes between the long ones where we talk about things From The Internet, you can Get To Know Your Body and there might be even Something To Think About.

On this episode of Have The Nerve, Forrest Campbell comes on to talk about his observations about the lack of peer support for his wife when he sustained his spinal cord injury in 2015. He talks about how the difficulty of tran...

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This is Have The Nerve Shorts - the short episodes between the long ones where we talk about things From The Internet, you can Get To Know Your Body and there might be even Something To Think About.

In this episode Physiotherapist Colbey Van Leeuwen talks about what shoulder health means and why it's so important you know the right way to take care of them.

NeuroMoves is a specialised exercise service for pe...

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It's 2024 - A New Year, A New Start.

This is Have The Nerve Shorts - the short episodes between the long ones where we talk about things From The Internet, you can Get To Know Your Body and there might be even Something To Think About.

In this episode you are listening to Laura Burling, Jade Williams and Susan Wood answer the question: WIBTA for saying my girlfriend and I aren’t going to anime expo if she h...

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We’ve spoken about access to large scale events such as music festivals, concerts, Susan may have mentioned something about the weird inclusion issue in running events, but what about smaller scale events like attending a play, or hang on – what if you are a playwright with a disability and you want to stage a production, what if you are a stage actor with a disability and want to perform? Do you get a fair chance?

Jacqueline Tooley...

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Trigger warning, this episode discusses sexual and physical abuse of people with disabilities and listen discretion is advised.

In this episode of Have the Nerve Susan speaks to Jake Briggs, long time disability advocate, Managing Director of CultureConnex and host of the podcast Keep Rolling with Jake Briggs. 

They talk about his career as an advocate, his work in service provision, his work supporting First Nations People during th...

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How many times a year do you think the average person with a disability, requiring products like these would need to go to the bathroom? 

How much does it cost?

What does someone do when they can’t afford basic medical necessities to go to the bathroom?

AND what happens if you are an immigrant who needs continence products and you don’t qualify for any funding at all?

Edwina Spooner from Coloplast is back...

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It's getting into the warmer seasons now and when the weather gets warmer people like to go out more.

What does that have to do with this episode?

Senior Community Services Coordinator Laura Burling and Representative Advocate Jade Williams talk with Susan about what a Companion Card is, why they are important and they talk about why more people should understand the meticulous planning behind going to even ...

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In this episode of Have the Nerve Susan speaks to Geraldine Watts. disability advocate. After a series of accidents that affected her spine, in 2016 her intervertebral disc disintegrated and she lost mobility, function and sensation. It was only in 2020 where she was formerly diagnosed with a spinal cord injury that set her off to find and absorb as much information about her disability as possible.

We talk about her jour...

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Sydney WorldPride 2023 didn’t just happen in two weeks between February to March, it’s the gift that keeps on giving and Susan will keep giving those gifts.

Let's cast our minds back, hit rewind, do some reminiscing and hear performances and interviews of the artists that made up Ground Zero at Brand X in Darlinghurst, New South Wales.

Ground Zero was a performing arts creative development and performance pro...

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According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster prone region in the world. 

Australia has a long history with heatwaves, bushfires, drought, flood and tropical cyclones and we’re going from La Nina to El Nino, meaning, potentially a repeat of the 2019 – 2020 bushfires that saw the whole country on fire.

In this episode, Susan talks to Michelle Villeneuve, Associate Pro...

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In Episode 23 - Be Curious, Not Judgemental, Paediatric Nurse Consultant Jodie Thompson from Kids Collaborative and Paediatric Clinical Psychologist Amanda Lane-Brown talked with Susan about primary schooling and children with disabilities.

What about high school?

CONTENT WARNING: This episode discusses suicidal ideation and addiction. Listener discretion is advised. If you are struggling with similar feelings we...

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It is Sydney WorldPride and Have The Nerve will be bringing you interviews from all over the place, highlighting the voices of people with disabilities in this community.

TW: This episode does contain content about abuse that can be triggering to some people.
 
In this episode, you'll here from Aspen Luke, a 17 year old Susan met on the train, who is about to participate in his first Mardi Gras on Aspect/Aust...

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