As the hostess of "HASH IT OUT WITH JANE" I have interviewed numerous interesting and successful people with disabilities who are breaking stereotypes in all that they do. Among the ranks of previous guests are authors, dancers, activists, educators, musicians, and now an actress!
Teal Sherer is an L.A. based actress who has blond hair, a pretty face and a nice big set of wheels that get her where she needs to go. No, she's not one of those lady's in that docudrama on The Sundance Channel. Instead, she is the star of her very own show called "My Gimpy Life!" It is a hilarious TV show about real trials and tribulations of being a woman wheelchair user. Until a major network realizes that Teal Sherer is an extremely talented Actress who's show has limitless potential, "My Gimpy Life" can be found on YouTube.
In our very candid interview, Teal and I discuss how she came to be a wheelchair user, how a healthy sense of humor helped her accept her new reality, and the future of "My Gimpy Life."
During this episode I poke a little fun at our wheelie sisters on The Sundance Channel but it's all in good humor. Part of celebrating our diversity is being able to laugh at ourselves...or, I'm just a snarky bitch. You decide!
A few weeks ago I was privileged to interview one of the hottest female DJ's who spins all across the midwest...DJ Rynita 'Short-E' McGuire! In our very candid interview, Rynita shares how she overcame a variety of adverse situations and circumstances with strength, tenacity, and dedication. She's a real down-to-Earth, bad ass,piece of sex on wheels who I totally enjoyed spending time with. You can listen to this interview in its entirety on Sunday, October 14th when I upload it to iTunes.
Thus far "HASH IT OUT WITH JANE" has focused primarily on the struggles and accomplishments of people with disabilities. This will continue to be the main focus of this podcast but it's important to realize that just because a person can walk, reach the top shelf at the store, or go to the toilet independently, does not mean his/her life is easy or without challenges.
The current job market and economy are providing seemingly endless obstacles yet few opportunities. This is scary and depressing for many. My good friend of more than ten years, Frank Kitchen, joins me on October 1st, 2012 to share his positive perspective on how to use what you've got to get ahead during these challenging times. To learn more 'Frank wisdom,' check out the websites below!