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Grace Eagle Reed's blog

Grateful to my guest

My show Disability Awareness has stated to take on new life. I have the privilege to interview guest that are coming from different disabilities, both invisible and apparent. Lately I have been able to speak to researchers with important ground breaking books that are important to the community. This month (June)  I will be interviewing Linda M. Blum who wrote Raising Generation RX: Mothering Kids with Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality. Next month my guest will be Sherry M. Joiner who wrote 'Sherry Goes Sane: Living a Life with Schizo-Affective Disorder'. I want to give a special shout out to Laura Sandow who picks me up and gets me to the KBOO studio on time. Laura is an ongoing guest addressing PTSD brought on by her military service.

Disabled? Yes and No


Hi. I am Grace Eagle Reed and I am the host for Disability Awareness. My guest and I broadcast on the 4th Monday of the month at 11am. I am 70 years old and have MS (Multiple Sclerosis). I have had MS since age 35 so have been disabled for a long time. I am a survivor in a way as my condition is in remittance for now. All I have to do to activate it is get overworked, stressed, overly anxious, overly weary, etc. Kinds funny really as there is 'incoming' stress all the time. Because I am disabled I am also low income and when my buggy broke down at the tune of $500 that was stress! The point is that I have had to learn how to feed into my disability when appropriate and when to just ignore that which is not that important.

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