Welcome to On Our Terms, a podcast of the European Network on Independent Living featuring diverse perspectives on independent living and disability activism.
Join disabled podcast host Áine Kelly-Costello for a series of interviews with disabled people from across Europe.
What does independent living mean to them? What are their passions? What are the individual and systemic challenges? How can our movement recognise bias and be more inclusive?
Subscribe to On Our Terms to find out.
>> Áine: What’s it like being inside these institutions?
>> Speaker 1: Similar to be in the prison, but if you are in prison, you know why you are there.
>> Speaker 2: we are so dependent on the government as disabled people. The rules apply to us, like, heavier.
[Acoustic guitar and singing. Lyrics: "Gotta little story to tell you. Just some stories, about me …."Then music fades while Áine speaks]
>> Áine: Welcome to On Our Terms, a podcast featuring diverse disabled perspectives on independent living and disability activism, produced by ENIL, the European Network on Independent Living.
[Music comes into foreground again. Lyrics: "From our people. Fighting on the fringe". Music stops.]
>> Speaker 3: I have the right to also step outside the house and have my hair, done!
>> Speaker 4: I love and embrace the word interdependence.
[Guitar riff in background as Áine speaks]
>> Áine: I'm Áine Kelly-Costello, a multiply disabled story-teller and advocate. Join me for a series of interviews with disabled people from across Europe.
What are their passions? What does independent living look like to them? How can our movement recognise bias and be more inclusive?
To find out, subscribe to On Our Terms in your favourite podcast app.
Transcripts are also available.
[Guitar in background again]
>> Speaker 5: I wish that the next generations could freely choose all these things I wanted to do but I have not done.