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An illustration of a heterosexual couple, with the man wrapping his hand around the woman's neck and leaning into her, while the woman holds the man's hand, with closed eyes and is seen smiling. The woman is holding a cane with her right hand and the entire illustration is set against a baby pink backdrop. In the left, bottom corner is the logo: A sky blue circle with a pair of eyes rolling, with a yellow question mark drawn right adjacent to the right eye. Above the eyes, in dark blue, curved text it says "Why This Now" and below the eyes, on the left in purple it reads "by re:set your everyday."
Chronic illnesses and disabilities — and especially the ignorance around them — make dating tricky for persons with disabilities. Illustration by (c) Reset Fest Inc, Canada

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Episode 1: Dating in an Ableist World

We explore navigating the highs and lows of dating through the lens of disability and chronic illness. 

On this episode of Why This Now? by Re:Set, we explore navigating the highs and lows of dating through the lens of disability and chronic illness. 

Strategic policy analyst Joey Chopra, stand-up comedian Sundeep Rao, filmmaker and activist Rustom Irani, and host of the podcast Uninvisible Pod Lauren Freedman share their experiences about growing up with a disability or chronic illness, their worst dating stories  and navigating internalized ableism and arranged marriages.  



Credits:

Host: Aakanksha Tangri
Writer: Sanjukta Bose
This is a Maed in India production.
Audio Engineer & Editor: Kartik Kulkarni
Producer: Mae Mariyam Thomas
Assistant Producer: Husein Haveliwala

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Episode 1: Dating in an Ableist World