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Disability Etiquette (Part 2): Breaking Down Visible and Invisible Barriers

Did you miss Part 1? Listen to Disability Etiquette: How to Build Genuine Friendships

Walking a mile in someone’s shoes is a great way to understand their personal struggles and perspectives. While Tracey Motoda and Scott Bankhead don’t put that much wear on their actual shoes (they are both wheelchair users), we can certainly gain a lot of perspective from their own personal experiences of living and working in a wheelchair.In part 2 of their conversation with Crystal, Tracey and Scott reflect on some of the challenges they have faced because of their physical disabilities. And it’s not just battling staircases, they share ways to break down the visible and invisible barriers that may be keeping anyone from fully experiencing friendship with people impacted by disability.

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About Our Host

Crystal Keating has been part of Joni and Friends for 5 years helping Joni Eareckson Tada answer thousands of calls, letters, and messages about disability, chronic illness, and holding fast to the hope we have in Christ through life’s greatest hardships. She is also a graduate student studying marriage and family counseling.

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