In this episode, we explore the blurry lines between ability, bodies and technology as told by two people. Danielle Peers and Lindsay Eales are artists, scholars and partners in Montreal who study disability through their own embodied experiences.
Danielle is a former wheelchair basketball Paralympian and now researches disability sport and social justice movements in Canada. She uses her wheelchair as a tool to navigate the world, while her partner Lindsay uses her own tools – like psych meds and make-up – to help her deal with mental illness. Lindsay is the co-artistic director of CRIPSiE, the Collaboratively Radically Integrated Performers Society in Edmonton, and also a registered occupational therapist and PhD student studying invisible disabilities.
Although they way they interact with their abilities are different, both Danielle and Lindsay are the same in how they share in caring for each other.