Bri smiles slightly at the camera while wearing a multi-patterned shirt, hexagonal purple glasses and blue glass earrings. Behind zir is sand, ocean waves and a jagged cliff.
BONUS Mini-episode #1: "Embodying Change" feat. Bri M.
POWER NOT PITY is offering bonus mini episodes that give you a chance to get to know me a little better!
This bonus mini episode finds me at the beach with my thoughts on embodiment and the power of change. Listen in to get to know more about what the ocean has taught me about my 7 year journey with Multiple Sclerosis.
POWER NOT PITY
A podcast for disabled people of color everywhere
Welcome to POWER NOT PITY, a podcast that centers and celebrates the lived experiences of disabled people of color. Season 2 is here and it's better than ever!
This time around, the show will spend time exploring the worlds of people in our community who dare to interrogate the dominant narrative of what survival feels like for a disabled person of color during these trying times. They all demonstrate what it means to thrive fully and authentically.
Let's dismantle ableism by listening to each other's stories.
PHOTO DESCRIPTION: A disabled alien prince wearing sunglasses and brightly colored hair grins and points at the camera happily. Ze is wearing a black t-shirt that reads "Ableism is Trash" underneath a yellow cheetah print jacket.
Bri M. Host & Executive Producer
Bri M. is a Black, Jamaican-American, queer, non-binary, disabled alien-prince from The Bronx. Ze is a podcaster and a sound engineer who hosts the podcast Power Not Pity, a show all about the lived experiences of disabled people of color. Ze has a decade of experience in the world of entertainment: bustin' ass at music venues, working with record labels, and collaborating with cultural workers. After receiving a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, ze began to see the injustices that disabled people of color face on a systemic basis.
Bri is a political agitator with a fierce desire to change the way disabled people of color are seen in mass media. Zir episodes serve as a vehicle for amplifying, preserving, and delighting in the voices of disabled people of color. Ze is committed to interjecting disability justice in any conversation ze has and loves to cultivate collaborative energy with cultural workers, writers, artists and storytellers within zir community.
Ze was a 2019 Echoing Ida fellow and was the 2019 Stitcher Breakthrough Fellow. Ze was also 2019 Werk It! Presenter speaking on the importance of accessibility in podcasting. In addition, Bri is a graduate of the 2018 Made In NY Podcast Certificate Program, a Kindle Grant recipient and is a member of the Kopkind colony.