A Chat with Amin Lakhani (He/Him) Comedian and Disabled Anti-Hero. Episode 10 of DISIRabilityALT

In this episode, I had a great discussion with Amin Lakhani (He/Him). Amin is a comedian, writer, and disabled anti-hero. He was born with a neuromuscular condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome, which causes his muscles to atrophy. He has used a power chair since the age of 15. He gained internet notoriety as The Dating Coach on Wheels. He now shares his life lessons & dark humor online, on podcasts and other places. He also mentions the movie “Secretary” from 2002 directed by Steven Shainberg and written by Erin Cressida Wilson, which is a must see for anyone interested in BDSM!

Amin can be found at datingcoachonwheels.com or on Instagram at datingcoachonwheels.  

DISIRabiltyALT can also be found on Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher.

Episode Cover Description [DISIRability logo in green with a wheelchair symbol in place of the letter b. “ALT” written in black underneath. In a dark green background, there is the following text in white letters “A Chat with Amin Lakhani, (He/Him), Comedian and Disabled Anti-Hero. 18+”. On the right, there is a photo of Amin, a man in a power wheelchair and green in shirt in front of French chateau with green shutters.]


©DISIRability, Angela Car 2020

In This Life and All Hereafter

Episode 8 of DISIRability ALT on Cartaking, Loss and Grief is available now!

For today’s episode, we’re going to talk about a difficult topic. Most shows on alternative relationships talk about the fun aspects. Today, we are going to talk about something that many long-term alternative relationships will face at some point. Today, we are going to address caretaking, grief and loss. Join Angela Car as she shares her story of changing caretaking roles, and shares her experience with grief and anticipatory grief.

Episode Cover Description [DISIRability logo in green with a wheelchair symbol in place of the b. “ALT” written in black underneath. In a tan background, there is the writing “Caretaking, Grief and Loss”. On the left-hand side, there is the text: in Alt relationships. With angela car [she/her] 18+.  On the right, there is a photo of Angela’s memorial tattoo which states “In this life and all hereafter”, which were in her husband’s wedding vows to her.]

Listen or Read the Full transcript of this episode at this link:

http://disirabilityalt.castos.com


©DISIRability, Angela Car 2020

Thank you!

Image [[DISIRability logo in green with a wheelchair symbol in place of the b. “ALT” written in black underneath. In a green background with cherries, there is the writing “The DISIRabilityALT Podcast has reached 1,000 views over the last two months! I have no idea how “successful” that is, but to me, this is huge! Thank you so much for supporting my little show! I appreciate you!! Angela Car, [she/her]18+.]

If you’re in a new relationship, how soon do you want your partner to “peel back their onion” with you?

Image Description [DISIRability logo in green with a wheelchair symbol in place of the b. “ALT” written in black underneath. In a light purple background, there is the writing “If you’re in a new relationship, how soon do you want your partner to “peel back their onion” with you? When do you feel comfortable being on the receiving end and listening to someone else’s baggage? Angela Car, [she/her] 18+.  On the right, there is a photo of the layers on an onion in the shape of a human head.]

In Episode 8, “Peeling back Your Onion”, we discuss transparency and vulnerability in ALT relationships. To listen, go to http://disirabilityalt.castos.com. Full transcripts are also available.

At the end of every episode, I post a question for you to consider. Today’s question is

“If you’re in a new relationship, how soon do you want your partner to “peel back their onion” with you? When do you feel comfortable being on the receiving end and listening to someone else’s baggage?”

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this question in the comment section below. With your permission, I would also love to discuss some of your thoughts on the next episode!

Subscribe to DISIRabilityALT on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or Spotify! Please share and leave a rating and review so others find the show!

Thank you for supporting the show!

Peeling Back Your Layers Episode 8

Episode 8 of DISIRabilityALT is available now!

For today’s episode, we’re going to talk about vulnerability and transparency in alternative relationships. We’ll talk about communication, opening up to new partners, or “peeling back the layers of the onion”. We’ll share about baggage that we bring with us to our relationships, and we explore the question “How do we talk with our partners about our disability and our medical issues?”

Episode Cover Description [DISIRability logo in green with a wheelchair symbol in place of the b. “ALT” written in black underneath. In a light purple background, there is the writing “Peeling Back Your Layers. On the left-hand side, there is the text: Transparency and Vulnerability in ALT Relationships. 18+.  On the right, there is a photo of the layers on an onion in the shape of a human head. Under the photo it states “Angela Car (she/her)”.]

Full transcript of the show is available at http:disirabilityalt.castos.com

 Please share with friends, leave a rating and review wherever you podcast! Thank you for your support!
©DISIRability, Angela Car 2020

Why do you want to submit? Why do you want to be a Dominant?

In episode 7 of DISIRabilityALT, I share my journey into 24/7 power exchange dynamics. Please listen to/read the content warning in the beginning of the episode. http://disirability.castos.com. Image description: [Text: Why do you desire to submit? or Why do you desire to be a dominant? from Episode 7 Share your thoughts with me at http://www.disirability.com. Image of crocheted M/s flag scarf] Subscribe and share, rate and review the podcast!

Join me tomorrow night, 7/24/20 for Dating Kinky Presents Speaking Kinkly!

Image Description [ Drawing of a Person carrying lots of baggage in multiple colors, wearing sneakers. Top Text “Dating Kinky Presents Speaking Kinkly.” Middle Text in pink background “Claiming Your Baggage. Naming what you bring with you to your Alt Relationship with Angela Car of DISIRability.com.” Bottom text in purple background “8pm ET, Every Fourth Friday, Free to join live! http://datingkinky.com/communication”

Join the discussion at http://datingkinky.com/communication Friday, June 24, 2020 at 8pm.

How do you handle jealousy in a relationship?

Image description: DISIRabilityALT Logo. Red background. How do you handle jealousy in your relationship? Episode 6 Question for you. Share your thoughts at http://www.disirability.com. angela car [she/her) 18+

Episode 6 “A Chat with the Polyamorous Librarian” is available now! At the end of every episode, I’ll be posting a question for you to consider. Today’s question is How do you handle jealousy in a relationship?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this question in the comment section below. With your permission, I would also love to discuss some of your thoughts on the next episode!

Be sure to check out Episode 6, A Chat with the Polyamorous Librarian at http://disirabilityalt.castos.com. Subscribe on Apple, Google, Stitcher or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode!

Let me know what you think of the show by leaving me a rating and review!

Episode 6 A Chat with the Polyamorous Librarian

Episode 6 airs tomorrow, Monday, July 13, 2020. Visit http://disirabilityalt.castos.com. Subscribe and leave a review!

I am so excited to be interviewing my first guest. My co-host is my friend Allie Phelan who is the Polyamorous Librarian! I have known Allie for several years since I started going to poly meetups. I started off thinking this would be Poly 101 discussion but listening to Allie, I learned some new things that I had never considered. Allie talked about shared language, words and their meanings, the importance of community, jealousy and compersion, and coming out as polyamorous. Enjoy this episode!

Allie mentions this book in the episode:  “It’s called Polyamory. Coming Out About Your Non-Monogamous Relationships” by Tamara Pincus and Rebecca Hiles, Thorntree Press.

You can find Allie’s word press site here: https://polyamorouslibrarian.wordpress.com/. You can also connect with her on Facebook or  @HelloLibrarian on Twitter. 

Full transcript of this episode can be found at this link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16kES_hH2fDJxmOyhKdHnjaU6Zhj4jTVi2O7183QyX38/edit?usp=sharing

  [Image description: DISIRability logo in green with a wheelchair symbol in place of the b. “ALT” written in black underneath. In a red background, there is the writing to the left, “A Chat with the Polyamorous Librarian”  There is a black and white photo of Allie Phelan looking up on the right. Above the photo is the description “Allie Phelan, (she/her)”. On the left bottom corner it states “Angela Car [she/her] 18+”.

 
©DISIRability, Angela Car 2020

Kinkability Virtual Panel with Disability Pride Philadelphia

I am so excited to be a panelist at this event! Join us Saturday, July 11th 8pm est

https://www.disabilitypridephiladelphia.org/disability-pride-virtual-pa-calendar

Image description: A person with their hands behind their back with a prosthetic arm. White Background. Disability Pride Virtual Pa 2020. Kinkability: An Exploration of disability, kink and BDSM. Facilitated by Maisha Elonai. Saturday, July 11th. 8:00 pm est. ]