Episode 84: About elevating disability pride, with Tiffany Yu

podcast Oct 28, 2021

Tiffany Yu is on a mission to elevate disability pride. Through the work of her social enterprise Diversability, as well as her social media platforms, speaking, and writing, Tiffany is working not just to lift the stigma about disability, but to celebrate it.

In this episode, Tiffany shares her own disability origin story, and together we discuss what it would look like to go from living in a supremacist society (where a certain way of being is the “right” way to be”) to truly living the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. And it’s not as pie-in-the-sky impossible as you might think… sometimes it just involves stepping up to cut someone’s steak. 

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Show Notes:   


  • 0:00 - Welcome Tiffany Yu to the podcast!
  • 4:15 - Tiffany shares her disability origin story. 
  • 7:50 - What’s the importance of having a voice to speak about disabilities? What are disability origin stories?
  • 13:30 - A broad overview of what the general public needs to know about disability: Humanizing the disabled experience. 
  • 23:00 - Having neutrality in our language, asking questions, and accepting the answers. Tiffany shares a story about an experience on the train.
  • 30:15 - Our Voice Body Connection process check-in. Elissa feels a tightness in her chest above and around her heart. Tiffany feels constriction in her waist. Tiffany and Elissa discuss the importance of learning from mistakes: saying the right and wrong things.
  • 41:30 - Tiffany shares what it means to speak her truth. 
  • 46:30 - Tiffany answers what balance means to her.



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Production Credits:

Our Editor is Sean Brennan

Our Photographer and Graphic Designer is Laura Sills

Our Videographer is Miguel Garzón Martínez

And our theme song is “Waters of Body” by Strange Weather


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