Monday, May 5, 2014

Osteogenesis Imperfecta - The People, Not The Diagnosis

Three awesome guests join me on this episode of Hash It Out With Jane, to help celebrate what O.I. Awareness Day means to them and their families.  

Mitchell DunnamDigital Simplicity Designs

Dr. Kara Ayers, UCEDD Advocacy Coordinator

Susan Brown, Retired from the medical field

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dr. Ren - America's Naturopathic Sweetheart

LaurĂ©n Laurino shared intimate details regarding her dramatic body transformation during her previous appearance on Hash It Out With Jane.  Now she is back to fill us in on her new holistic vocation in life as, Dr. Ren!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Caption This – O.I. Awareness Day Contest

Hi there, Fans & Friends!

Today is the launch of my Caption This – O.I. Awareness Day contest. The one and only winner of this contest will receive a copy of Plain Jane The SHOCKUMENTARY, a canvas lunch bag sporting my Hash It Out With Jane logo, AND a print of the photo with the winning caption on it! “What photo?” you ask. Good question! We’ll get to that in just a moment.

First, let me tell you what O.I. Awareness Day is. Nearly every social cause or disability has its own Awareness Day. The disability I have is, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (O.I.) This day is also often referred to as “Wishbone Day.”

There are a variety of ways that people celebrate O.I. Awareness Day. To show solidarity, everyone wears a yellow t-shirt. Another thing that folks do is, decorate everything with snowflake shaped ornaments to symbolize that every child born with O.I. is different. Then, there is the “Wishbone Day” logo that is available on a yellow t-shirt as well.

I fully support people in doing whatever it is they need to do in order to positively express their identity, as long as it isn’t harming anyone. None of these established rituals for celebrating O.I. awareness really resonates with me though.

I am as cracker white as cracker white gets. If I wear a yellow shirt, I’m going to look ill instead of disabled (there is a difference). The snowflake thing is kind of cute but still not my style. Plus, I roll with way too many perverts to wear anything that reads “Wishbone.” So, how is this non-conformist going to express acceptance, solidarity, and support of my fellow O.I. people?

I’m going to sponsor the Caption This – O.I. Awareness Day Contest! The prizes given away in this contest are my way of expressing my identity and the role O.I. plays in my life experience. Scroll down for contest rules and the photo that needs a caption! Have fun!


  • This contest runs from April 6th thru May 3rd. 
  • Winner will be announced via a special episode of Hash It Out With Jane on O.I. Awareness Day, which is May 6th.
  • You must be 18+ to enter.
  • Only positive language is accepted.
  • The words or phrases "O.I. Awareness Day" or "Osteogenesis Imperfecta" or simply "O.I. Awareness" must be included.
  • Submissions must be emailed to
  • Put "Caption This – O.I. Awareness Day Contest" as the subject.
  • Submissions must be in English


Monday, March 24, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Disabled man victimized for being independent and ambitious

Fredrick Brennan
Fredrick Brennan was recently featured in the New York Times after being the victim of a mugging in NYC.  This certainly isn't a rare occasion in the big apple but Brennan's story is different from the norm.  Aside of the fact that he is a small statured wheelchair user, his reason for traveling with a significant wad of cash will open your eyes to a shocking reality facing many people with disabilities.

Check out Brennan's latest programming venture here.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Teal keeps it real on My Gimpy Life

Photo by The Bui Brothers
Graphic Design: Jacob Drake
On this episode of Hash It Out With Jane my special guest is comedic actress with a disability, Teal Sherer. We discuss the growing success of her web TV show, My Gimpy Life which, is available on YouTube.  

The show is loosely based on real life awkward moments in the life of a woman who uses a wheelchair! Teal is always a pleasure to interview because she turns daily frustrating experiences into hilarious educational experiences.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

It's Not About Getting High

This special episode of Hash It Out With Jane is a recording of a speech I delivered, virtually, to a group of Cannabis knowledge seekers in Jackson, Ohio. The event was coordinated by the Ohio Rights Group.  

If you live in Ohio and want to sign a petition to get the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment on the ballot, you can locate a signing location by visiting the ORG website...simply click here.