Stories from the brainreels guests Caitlin Wood, Kathy Coleman and Lavaun Heaster

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Who Am I To Stop It

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We’re kicking off the new year with a lot of new arts buzz!

I decided to have some chats with three of the women with disabilities on the Portland arts scene who’ve been most influential in my development as an artist and with my identity as a person with a disability. I wanted them to come on the show to promote their work and reach out to some new audiences.

One big theme that came up with each of them is the idea of community and that people with all types of impairments or disabilities may have a lot more in common than differences. Sure, someone with only a physical impairment in their legs might not have the same difficulties with memory, attention, organization, and communication as someone with a brain injury like me.

At the same time, we do have some common experiences around feeling…

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