The Obvious Question
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Get ready to throw your assumptions about disability out the window! In "The Obvious Question," Madi Lawson, a 21-year-old journalism student who has two rare forms of muscular dystrophy, takes on the assumptions, misconceptions and just plain ignorance others have about people with disabilities. But this isn't your typical conversation about disability. In this podcast Madi talks with co-host Becky Smith and others about fashion, friendship, dating and more - challenging all the things you thought you knew about disability, but haven't had the chance to ask about before. You'll explore the glam and not-so-glam life of the real-life Wheelchair Barbie. So, buckle up - it's gonna be a bumpy ride.
||CleanThe Obvious Question and Answer Session||“You can’t be worried about what other people are thinking all the time. “ In this episode, co-hosts Madi and Becky and executive producer Aaron Hay answer a few listener questions during a recent launch party in Columbia and give listeners a look||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Obvious Question||Get ready to throw your assumptions about disability out the window! In "The Obvious Question," Madi Lawson, a 21-year-old journalism student who has two rare forms of muscular dystrophy, takes on the assumptions, misconceptions and just plain ignorance||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan you even have sex?||"Just call me 'pretty'." In this episode, Madi and Becky look at the world of dating, relationships and...sex. Madi sat down with Lexi, one of her best friends who also has SMA, and Lexi's boyfriend, Tyler, to talk about the way the world perceives thei||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan you even walk a runway?||When was the last time you saw a model with a disability? Or a person with a disability featured in an advertising campaign? On a runway? Or even a mannequin in a store that showcased a different ability? It might be hard to recall even one. In this||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo you have any real friends?||More than once, Madi has been asked if her friends-who look nothing like her-are her sister or caretaker. In this episode, Madi and Becky take a look at the crossroads of friendship and caretakers. Madi talks to her younger roommates, Tonesha and Haley,||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow do you pee?||There’s no party quite like a pee party. In this episode, Madi and Becky talk all things bathroom with her best friend, Sabrina or “Bean.” These girls have been through it all – the rocky road of high school, prom dress shopping and more bathroo||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan a salon even serve people like you?||Pink. Blue. Icy Blonde. You name a color, Madi’s hair has been it. But what about finding a salon that can accommodate her needs? In this episode, Madi and Becky explore the multi-colored world of hair salons. Madi and her stylist, Amber, talk about t||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre you sad because you’re disabled?||Madi says people often feel sorry for her for the wrong reasons. It's not the fact that she has SMA or uses a wheelchair that make her sad, it's the same things as any 21-year-old: boys, school or simply a bad hair day. In this episode, Madi and Becky||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
What a fantastic podcast! Definitely a big fan! I’m so glad to have downloaded this and look forward listening to more! Keep up the great work!
I absolutley love this podcast. I’ve been following you on Instagram for a long time because your makeup skills are flawless...I had a feeling you would be making a difference and here you are doing just that!
My favorite podcast interview was with your hairstylist. I love the connection you both have, and how you’ve built an instant friendship!
Keep rocking it, I can’t wait to listen to more stories and becomes more educated on “ the obvious question”
This podcast is so thoughtful, funny, sweet, and awesome!