Disability Crosses Borders

Áine Kelly-Costello

Disability Crosses Borders is a home for the stories where disability, migration and culture meet. Hosted by disabled migrant Áine Kelly-Costello, it centres the lived experience of disabled people as we move between places and cultures. DCB doesn't shy away from conversations about the systemic change needed to truly value disabled lives and dignity. Join us! Find summaries and transcripts at disabilitycrossesborders.com.

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Welcome to Disability Crosses Borders, a podcast and blog featuring stories where disability, migration and culture meet. I’m Áine Kelly-Costello and today, I talk to two disabled queer South Asian scholars studying in the US. If you like unpacking the language we use to make sense of our place in the world on multiple axes… Continue reading Culture, Community and Care with Jiya Pandya and Kim Fernandes

Nov 21

32 min 15 sec

Peter Torres Fremlin works in international cooperation for disabled people and has lived abroad extensively. Following his life’s trajectory, we cover how Peter found his love for the field, disability rights between countries, living your values as an international consultant, and more. Enjoy. Subscribe to Disability Debrief. Follow Peter on Twitter. Share this episode Read… Continue reading Disability Advocacy Between Countries and Cultures with Peter Torres Fremlin

Oct 23

57 min 57 sec

You’re listening to Disability Crosses Borders, featuring stories where disability, migration and culture meet. I’m Áine Kelly-Costello and today I talk to two blind social work students first Fatuma Abdi, and second Jessica Karim. I chose to interview them one at a time as they’ve grown up between totally separate cultures and have distinct life… Continue reading Blind social work students on advocacy, intersections and growing up between cultures, with Fatuma Abdi and Jessica Kar

Sep 21

1 hr 2 min

Samiulhaq Sami is a disability rights advocate living in Kabul, working nationally and internationally. He fears for his life and the well-being of his family. He also wants governments and donors to pay attention to the compounding challenges people with disabilities are experiencing in Afghanistan, especially under Taliban rule. Transcript Organisations of persons with disabilities… Continue reading Afghan disability activist’s message to world: “Don’t forget people with disability in Afghanistan”

Aug 30

8 min 1 sec

Welcome to Disability Crosses Borders, a podcast and blog featuring stories where disability, migration and culture meet. I’m your host Áine Kelly-costello and today I talk to disability researcher and advocate Umi Asaka. We explore disability advocacy, especially the independent living movement, in Japan and New Zealand. And Umi tells us about the roots and… Continue reading Independent living and disability advocacy from Japan to NZ with Umi Asaka

Aug 25

32 min 58 sec

Two blind immigrants share their journeys navigating multiple school systems, parental expectations, disability identity and more.

Jul 29

59 min 34 sec

Welcome to Disability Crosses Borders, a home for the stories where disability, migration and culture meet. I’m Áine Kelly-Costello. Today, I talk to US-based Latinx mental health and disability advocate Allilsa Fernandez about how mental health spaces fail to consider the needs of disabled, Deaf and culturally diverse communities. We talk about her own lived… Continue reading “You’re leaving out communities”: intersectional mental health support and advocacy with Allilsa Fernandez

Jul 13

22 min 9 sec

Welcome to Disability Crosses Borders, a home for the stories where disability, migration and culture meet. It’s a brand new podcast and blog. I’m your host, Áine Kelly-Costello, a disabled migrant myself. Find out more, support the show and post your comments at disabilitycrossesborders.com. Today, I talk to two disabled migrants to Aotearoa New Zealand… Continue reading “I’m not trash”: disabled immigrants confront New Zealand’s discriminatory immigration Policy

Jun 29

26 min 48 sec

Meet me at the intersections of disability, migration and culture.

Jun 12

4 min 14 sec