Your Handicap This Podcast hosts Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach find themselves back inside the studio, excited to bring you as Tim says today’s “pretty incredible guest.” That’s not just the hype machine going either! The first ever Miss Iowa USA with cerebral palsy and the Miss You Can Do It Pageant founder only starts to list the many distinctions held by Mike and Tim’s guest, Abbey Curran.
Amongst Abbey’s many distinctions Mike and Tim ask her about a newer one, author. This past September she released her memoir titled The Courage to Compete. Listen in to hear Abbey give behind the scenes details on how the book came to fruition.
In addition to talking about The Courage to Compete, Mike, Tim, and Abbey cover numerous other topics. Everything from what motivated Abbey to start competing in beauty contests and how cerebral palsy affects her confidence to the documentary HBO created about her Miss You Can Do It Pageant and her take on disability terminology. The latter sparks a dialogue with Mike destined to trigger an emotional response from you. Hit play now!
[See Mike’s blog post “Mike Berkson 101: Handicapped vs. Disabled” for more about disability terminology]
By episode end you will laugh, smile, and feel inspired. Abbey’s down to earth personality may even leave you with the desire to connect with her directly. You can do so on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
To read Abbey’s blog, learn about her speaking services, and more visit www.abbeyncurran.com. There you will also find all the details about her memoir The Courage to Compete including where you can pick up the book.
Furthermore while exploring the World Wide Web click “Digital Product” on the Handicap This website and take a look at Mike and Tim’s latest project, Making Minds Handicap Accessible: The Classroom Experience.