The Obvious Question

The Obvious Question

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Get ready to throw your assumptions about disability out the window! In “The Obvious Question,” Madi Lawson, a 21-year-old journalism student who has two rare forms of muscular dystrophy, takes on the assumptions, misconceptions and just plain ignorance others have about people with disabilities. But this isn’t your typical conversation about disability. In this podcast Madi talks with co-host Becky Smith and others about fashion, friendship, dating and more - challenging all the things you thought you knew about disability, but haven’t had the chance to ask about before. You’ll explore the glam and not-so-glam life of the real-life Wheelchair Barbie. So, buckle up - it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.
The Obvious Question and Answer Session
Nov 30, 2018 • 32 min
“You can’t be worried about what other people are thinking all the time. “ In this episode, co-hosts Madi and Becky and executive producer Aaron Hay answer a few listener questions during a recent launch party in Columbia and give listeners a look behind…
The Obvious Question
Sep 17, 2018 • 2 min
Get ready to throw your assumptions about disability out the window! In “The Obvious Question,” Madi Lawson, a 21-year-old journalism student who has two rare forms of muscular dystrophy, takes on the assumptions, misconceptions and just plain ignorance…
Can you even have sex?
Sep 17, 2018 • 21 min
“Just call me ‘pretty’.” In this episode, Madi and Becky look at the world of dating, relationships and…sex. Madi sat down with Lexi, one of her best friends who also has SMA, and Lexi’s boyfriend, Tyler, to talk about the way the world perceives their…
Can you even walk a runway?
Sep 17, 2018 • 18 min
When was the last time you saw a model with a disability? Or a person with a disability featured in an advertising campaign? On a runway? Or even a mannequin in a store that showcased a different ability? It might be hard to recall even one. In this…
Do you have any real friends?
Sep 17, 2018 • 16 min
More than once, Madi has been asked if her friends-who look nothing like her-are her sister or caretaker. In this episode, Madi and Becky take a look at the crossroads of friendship and caretakers. Madi talks to her younger roommates, Tonesha and Haley,…
How do you pee?
Sep 17, 2018 • 16 min
There’s no party quite like a pee party. In this episode, Madi and Becky talk all things bathroom with her best friend, Sabrina or “Bean.” These girls have been through it all – the rocky road of high school, prom dress shopping and more bathroom trips…
Can a salon even serve people like you?
Sep 17, 2018 • 15 min
Pink. Blue. Icy Blonde. You name a color, Madi’s hair has been it. But what about finding a salon that can accommodate her needs? In this episode, Madi and Becky explore the multi-colored world of hair salons. Madi and her stylist, Amber, talk about their…
Are you sad because you’re disabled?
Sep 17, 2018 • 24 min
Madi says people often feel sorry for her for the wrong reasons. It’s not the fact that she has SMA or uses a wheelchair that make her sad, it’s the same things as any 21-year-old: boys, school or simply a bad hair day. In this episode, Madi and Becky…