Intentional Well-Being Podcast: What Does It Mean To Be Disabled?
Today I am so excited to introduce you to my dear friend, Christine Quaglia, a disability advocate, author, and yoga teacher.
Christine and I met when she was reaching out to local yoga teachers asking if they felt able to meet her where she was at, and I was smart enough to be the one who said “YES!” and that decision has enriched my life ever since.
Join us as we tell that story, but also dig into questions about what it means to be disabled, how we view disability and what it means to be seen as a whole person.
We also talk about Christine’s beautiful book – Charlotte’s Shadow. This is a children’s book that is actually meant for people of all ages. Christine and her co-author Dr. Anne-Marie DePape tell a story of a little girl and her dog Shadow that takes us on an adventure through Shadow’s eyes – and it teaches us to look at people as whole people, rather than through lenses that limit them to one aspect of their lives.
It is an honour to get to share the joy of our friendship with all of you.
Christine Quaglia is a Disability Advisor at the University of Windsor, dog parent, avid reader, yoga practitioner and teacher, wheelchair user, prolific writer, and the author of Charlotte’s Shadow. She is passionate about seeing people as whole beings and writing about the true experience of being a human across the ideas that divide us.
Christine was the spark for Dianne’s journey to Yoga For All and Yoga For Everyone through her willingness to be vulnerable and Dianne and Christine became teachers for each other.
Her fabulous TEDx talk “What The What; What words are and are not” is a must watch if you are interested in the ways in which we use words to define our perceptions and ourselves.
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