Thresholds

 

Thresholds is a new Koffler.Digital podcast hosted and produced by Maya Bedward in collaboration with members of Holland Bloorview’s Youth Advisory Council. Presented in 5 parts, each episode of Thresholds explores the experiences of these youth with disabilities, as they transition into the adult world.

The production of Thresholds took place over the fall of 2019, and was comprised of workshops exploring dialogue, storytelling and sound design. The result is a series of conversations that span topics such as dating, traveling, queer identity, and transportation, all within the context of navigating disability.

Listen to Thresholds for free below. 
Each episode is also available for download via Apple Podcasts or Soundcloud.

 

January 2020
Koffler.Digital


Participants:
Mika Hjorngaard,
Samantha Alfaro, Maria Bangash, Nikky Henderson, Bianca Salvo, Logan Wong, Tai Young, Lexin Zhang

Production Team:
Maya Bedward, Laura Dickens, Ben Wood

Holland Bloorview Staff:
Dolly Menna-Dack, Julia Kowal, Marek Wojcik, Layla Saeed 

Direction: Letticia Cosbert Miller, Mary Anderson, Jessica Dargo-Caplan

Design: Heather Hobday



 
 
 

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Wild Night

(10.24 min)

Maria Bangash recounts her first year of college in Toronto with a physical disability, and how she confronted her fear to advocate for herself on campus and within her able-bodied friend group.

Wild Night

(10.24 min)

Maria Bangash recounts her first year of college in Toronto with a physical disability, and how she confronted her fear to advocate for herself on campus and within her able-bodied friend group.

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Wild Night

(10.24 min)

Maria Bangash recounts her first year of college in Toronto with a physical disability, and how she confronted her fear to advocate for herself on campus and within her able-bodied friend group.

WILD NIGHT

(10.24 min)

Maria Bangash shares how she made it through her first year of college in Toronto with a physical disability, and how she confronted her fear to advocate for herself on campus and within her able-bodied friend group.


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Lessons We Want People to Learn

(14.21 min)

Mika Hjorngaard and Tai Young share snapshots of their everyday livesdating, going to the fair, drinkingand discuss the ways in which perceptions of disability are often more difficult to navigate than physical barriers.

Lessons We Want People to Learn

(14.21 min)

Mika Hjorngaard and Tai Young share snapshots of their everyday livesdating, going to the fair, drinkingand discuss the ways in which perceptions of disability are often more difficult to navigate than physical barriers.

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Lessons We Want People to Learn

(14.21 min)

Mika Hjorngaard and Tai Young share snapshots of their everyday livesdating, going to the fair, drinkingand discuss the ways in which perceptions of disability are often more difficult to navigate than physical barriers.

WILD NIGHT

(10.24 min)

Maria Bangash shares how she made it through her first year of college in Toronto with a physical disability, and how she confronted her fear to advocate for herself on campus and within her able-bodied friend group.


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Freedom

(5:53 min)

Samantha Alfaro relays the challenges of Toronto’s public transit system for a person with a disability.

Freedom

(5:53 min)

Samantha Alfaro relays the challenges of Toronto’s public transit system for a person with a disability.

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Freedom

(5.53 min)

Samantha Alfaro relays the challenges of Toronto’s public transit system for a person with a disability.

WILD NIGHT

(10.24 min)

Maria Bangash shares how she made it through her first year of college in Toronto with a physical disability, and how she confronted her fear to advocate for herself on campus and within her able-bodied friend group.


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Life in the Day of Me

(5.20 mins)

Bianca Salvo narrates the story of how Conductive Education Therapy took her to Budapest, where she learned to walk independently in spite of the diagnosis she was given at birth, and brought her back to Torontoand a public speaking careermany years later.  

Life in the Day of Me

(5.20 mins)

Bianca Salvo narrates the story of how Conductive Education Therapy took her to Budapest, where she learned to walk independently in spite of the diagnosis she was given at birth, and brought her back to Torontoand a public speaking careermany years later.  

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Life in the Day of Me

(5.20 min)

Bianca Salvo narrates the story of how Conductive Education Therapy took her to Budapest, where she learned to walk independently in spite of the diagnosis she was given at birth, and brought her back to Torontoand a public speaking careermany years later.  

WILD NIGHT

(10.24 min)

Maria Bangash shares how she made it through her first year of college in Toronto with a physical disability, and how she confronted her fear to advocate for herself on campus and within her able-bodied friend group.


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Dissonance

(11.52 min)

A story written and performed by Lexin Zhang, followed by a personal reflection and interpretation by Logan Wong.

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Dissonance

(11.52 min)

A story written and performed by Lexin Zhang, followed by a personal reflection and interpretation by Logan Wong.

WILD NIGHT

(10.24 min)

Maria Bangash shares how she made it through her first year of college in Toronto with a physical disability, and how she confronted her fear to advocate for herself on campus and within her able-bodied friend group.


Acknowledgements

Thank you to the participants, Dolly Menna-Dack and the other incredible staff and volunteers at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital for their dedication and support of this project.