Stereotype Life

a biweekly podcast on mental health, disability & access in higher education

Welcome to the Stereotype Life

Stereotype Life with Amanda Reavey
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Bookmark this page! New episodes posted every other Wednesday at 12pm central.


Season One


Image: #1 John Thurgood. May 6, 2020. #stopthestereotype

John Thurgood on creative writing, skateboarding, grad school and teaching amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Image: #2 Meredith Williams. May 20, 2020. #stopthestereotype

Meredith Williams on Disability Rights, Education, Activism & Mentoring (DREAM), and the issues students face on campus.


Image: #3 Beth Vigoren. June 3, 2020. #stopthestereotype

Beth Vigoren on being a first-generation college student and a single mother from rural Minnesota.


Episode Number 4
Image: #4 Jason Anderson. June 17, 2020. #stopthestereotype

Jason Anderson on self-accommodation, self-advocacy and building resilience.


Image: #5 Dr. Katie Rose Guest Pryal. July 1, 2020. #stopthestereotype

Dr. Katie Rose Guest Pryal on her book, Life of the Mind Interrupted: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education.


Image: #6 DJ Lee. July 29, 2020. #stopthestereotype

DJ Lee, PhD on mental health, disability and access in her book, Remote: Finding Home in the Bitterroots.


Image: #7 Kristine Koyama. August 5, 2020. #stopthestereotype

Kristine Koyama on creating multimodal lessons and making online classes accessible.


Episode Number 8: Karen Tang, August 12, 2020
Image: #8 Karen Tang. August 12, 2020. #stopthestereotype

Karen Tang on the correlation between addiction and mental health, and developing mindfulness and self-compassion.


Episode Number 9: Chrissy Mackesey PhD (ABD), August 26, 2020
Image: #9 Chrissy Mackey, PhD (ABD). August 26, 2020. #stopthestereotype

Chrissy Mackey, PhD (ABD) on having lupus, the perception of attendance and the accessibility of Dungeons & Dragons for training.


Image: #10 Dr. Krista Grensavitch. September 9, 2020. #stopthestereotype

Dr. Krista Grensavitch on the intersections of feminist pedagogy and disability studies, and incorporating objects into teaching and learning.


Image: #11 Dr. Jessica A. Martin. September 23, 2020. #stopthestereotype

Jessica A. Martin on accessibility challenges as a non-traditional student and attending university while working nearly full-time.


Image: #12 Chelsea Embree. October 7, 2020 #stopthestereotype

Chelsea Embree on accessing mental health resources on campus and supporting students as a first-time instructor.


Image: #13 Kate Lister. October 21, 2020. #stopthestereotype

Kate Lister on making curricula accessible and inclusive so students aren’t required to “out” themselves.


Image: #14 Jenni Moody. November 4, 2020. #stopthestereotype

Jenni Moody on the importance of mentoring mentors and new graduate teaching assistants.


Episode #16. Julie Sayo. December 2, 2020
Image: #16 Julie Sayo. December 2, 2020. #stopthestereotype

Julie Sayo: Topic to be announced. Please stay tuned!


Image: #17 Reflecting on the First Season. December 16, 2020. #stopthestereotype

Reflecting on the First Season. Let’s take a look at the highlights from Season One and all we have learned.


Winter Break December 21, 2020–January 25, 2021
Image: Winter Break. December 21, 2020-January 25, 2021. See you soon! #stopthestereotype

Winter Break. The first episode of the new year drops January 27th.

See you soon!