True Tales By Disability Advocates

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True Tales by Disability advocates

Where advocates harness the power of storytelling to build community with their peers and hope to develop empathy in others. A team of disability advocates creates this True Tales podcast to share personal stories by disabled storytellers and add their voices to the growing community of podcast listeners.

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Behind the MIC

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BRITTANY SESSUM

Brittany Sessum is a Houston native and Army veteran that loves making connections with others. She has a passion to serve her family, the community, and her country by giving back in any capacity. She believes that her passions and actions live beyond herself. Brittany loves writing poetry, reading, traveling, and working as an entrepreneur.

A caucasian young woman with shoulder-length red hair and pink lipstick smiling. She is wearing a pink short sleeved dress with gray triangles and a black zig zag pattern, a black beaded necklace, and hoop earrings. The background is light brown and yellow.

Kristen Gooch

Kristen Gooch is an Actress, Poet and Advocate from Austin, Tx with Cerebral Palsy and uses a wheelchair for mobility.  She hopes to broaden her horizons and branch out into film and television someday.  She currently facilitates a peer support group called Adapting Sheros for women with mobility disabilities through Imagineart.  She is a company member of TILT performance group and Paradox Players.

Photo of Toby Al-Trabulsi, a white male with brown hair. Toby is seated and holding a plate of food. He is wearing a red shirt with text “ZOO YORK”

TOBY Al-trabusi

Toby Al-Trabulsi is an actor, writer, and creative access advocate for performers with disabilities based out of Austin, TX. Toby is a member of TILT performance group and ScriptWorks and is currently pursuing podcasting through Art Spark's podcasting workshop, True Tales by Disability Advocates. He is eager to see where this journey takes him.

A caucasian man smiles, while seated. He has brown hair and a brown mustache, and a brown and white beard. He is wearing a patterned green, black and white shirt that is unbuttoned at the neck and a pale yellow hat with a wide brim and a black band around it. In the background are multiple people. A young boy with blonde hair, a red shirt and black shorts with a white stripe walks next to a woman in a pink and white dress. There is also another person wearing a white t-shirt and khaki shorts.

John Beer

John Beer profiles the people with disabilities and volunteers who enforce accessible parking for all in the upcoming issue of New Mobility magazine. You can also find him on TheMighty.com – and he's wheelie excited about being on the team creating Art Spark Texas' new podcast, True Tales by Disability Advocates.

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Eric Clow

Eric Clow is an Austin-based writer and musician. His dogs and birding hobby feature prominently in his poetry as do his experiences living with a disability. His original music reflects his sincerity and twisted sense of humor. He works at Art Spark Texas, offering creative opportunities to artists with disabilities.

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Do you want to learn about disability? Want company on a long drive or while you're getting ready in the morning? Want to listen to magnificent storytellers? Then we have a podcast for you! Subscribe on any podcast platform and tune in at your convenience. 

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