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CYOP #123 - The Art of Building a Support System with Writer Keah Brown

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CYOP #123 - The Art of Building a Support System with Writer Keah Brown

Photo via Death to the Stock Photo

Photo via Death to the Stock Photo

Today we’ve got the final episode in my three-part series with writer Keah Brown. If you haven’t listened to the other two episodes — 121 and 122 — please go back and listen to those first. Everything will make a little more sense if you do. 

Today, I’m chatting with Keah about all of the people in our lives who keep us moving forward. We talk about why it’s so important to have a support system, different places to find and build community these days, and why having the right people in your world will make it a little easier to do the things that scare you.

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"Do the things that scare you, because those are the things that often bring the best reward." — Keah Brown, Writer // Art by Melanie Biehle 

"Do the things that scare you, because those are the things that often bring the best reward." — Keah Brown, Writer // Art by Melanie Biehle 



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CYOP #122 - Leaning into Advocacy + Speaking Your Mind with Writer Keah Brown

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CYOP #122 - Leaning into Advocacy + Speaking Your Mind with Writer Keah Brown

Photo by Lelia Milaya via Twenty20

Photo by Lelia Milaya via Twenty20

I’m back today with writer Keah Brown and today we’re talking about something I haven’t spent much time on around here and that’s advocacy and the power of social media.

Earlier this year, Keah started a hashtag on Twitter — #disabledandcute — and it took off just a few days later, creating an entire community around the concept. She shares the story behind it all in the episode and we also get into the power of positivity, how Keah is using her platform to advocate for herself and others, and why representation matters within the disability community and beyond.

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CYOP #121 - Why Mindset Matters + the Importance of Sharing Your Story with Writer Keah Brown

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CYOP #121 - Why Mindset Matters + the Importance of Sharing Your Story with Writer Keah Brown

Today's episode is the first in a three-part series featuring writer Keah Brown. She is a journalist who also writes poetry, fiction pieces, and non-fiction essays. She is also the mastermind behind an incredible movement called #disabledandcute, which something we get into a little more on next week’s show. What you need to know this week is that the hashtag went viral on Twitter back in February and has been gaining momentum ever since.

In the interview, we’re starting at the beginning and learning more about Keah’s career and how she fell in love with the craft of writing. She also shares how she gets into the right frame of mind to write across different genres and outlets and why it’s important for everyone to let their voices be heard.

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"Read widely, read often, and write as much as you can." — Keah Brown, Writer // Art by Melanie Biehle 

"Read widely, read often, and write as much as you can." — Keah Brown, Writer // Art by Melanie Biehle 



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CYOP #120 - Using the Internet to Create Offline Connections with Designer, Writer + Educator Anne Ditmeyer

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CYOP #120 - Using the Internet to Create Offline Connections with Designer, Writer + Educator Anne Ditmeyer

Photo: Anne's Herb Lester Paris Small Shops map snapped by Ashley Ludaescher

Photo: Anne's Herb Lester Paris Small Shops map snapped by Ashley Ludaescher


Today, we’ve got the last episode in a three-part series with designer, writer, and educator Anne Ditmeyer. If you haven’t listened to the last two week’s worth of episodes, please do before wrapping up the series with this episode.

In the interview, Anne and I talk about the magic of using online tools to make offline connections and how that’s been showing up in her work lately. She share’s the truth behind what we all see online these days, why she thinks work should be much more playful than it is now, and some of the best ways she’s been able to build relationships that cross the online/offline barrier.

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"There's a place for everyone." — Anne Ditmeyer, Designer, Writer + Educator // Art by Melanie Biehle

"There's a place for everyone." — Anne Ditmeyer, Designer, Writer + Educator // Art by Melanie Biehle



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CYOP #119 - Handling the Freelance Ebb and Flow with Designer, Writer + Educator Anne Ditmeyer

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CYOP #119 - Handling the Freelance Ebb and Flow with Designer, Writer + Educator Anne Ditmeyer

Photo: Anne's desk (+gnome!) by Ashley Ludaescher

Photo: Anne's desk (+gnome!) by Ashley Ludaescher


Today, I’m back with the second in a three-part series with designer, writer, and educator Anne Ditmeyer. If you haven’t listened to last week’s episode, please do that first! 

In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Anne all about the ebbs and flows that come with working for yourself. She goes into how she handles the emotional roller coaster that can come from having too little or, in her case, too much work coming her way. She also offers advice on how to present your work if you tend to do many different types of things and why she doesn’t think she’d be very good at (or happy with) having a full-time job.

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