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Season 2

Greta HarrisonHello. My name is Greta Harrison. Welcome to Born Fabulous Podcast’s website. Season 2 is now launching and I want to share that story with you.

Near the end of season 1, I was talking on the phone with Jeannie Harris. She is featured in season 1, episodes 9—13. In conversation I mentioned to her that if I did not know better, I would question the sincerity of her son, self-advocate Tim Harris, because he has so many best friends.

Jeannie then explained Tim’s outlook on friendship and said she had to share the story of Tim and his friend Ashten. I was blown away and at the same time, over the phone, Jeannie and I said “Friendship should be the theme for season 2!” Here is that story in a two minute promo clip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7QdGWArBFU&t=2s

Sadly, many people with significant disabilities struggle to have friends with disabilities or without disabilities. There are so many reasons for this, I will address some of these in future blogs or pieces for The Mighty.

Woodrow Wilson said, “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” I believe that. Human beings are social creatures that need friendship. And together we can truly change the world.

So the theme for this season is “Changing the world, one friendship at a time.” In this season you will hear four distinct sets of best friends who met at work, church, and college. In each set of friends, you will see one very successful self-advocate with a disability and their friend who does not have a disability. Why? Because that’s how the season organically started. And that is something the world certainly needs more of. Real inclusion of people with disabilities is something society is slowly, but surely, realizing should be part of our everyday fabric.

These episodes are so special, that they are being released as full videos on YouTube, as well as the audio podcasts you are accustomed to. I hope many students in K-12 and college/university settings see these friendships, and are inspired to step out of their boxes and expand their horizons. The world will be a much better place as that organically happens.

Some reminders: The theme music lyrics were written by Melissa Riggio, who had Down syndrome. She was my youngest daughter’s first role model. My youngest is now nineteen, almost twenty, and she has Down syndrome. Her whole life we have been looking for people who are breaking stereotypes, increasing awareness, and raising expectations. It was such an honor to speak to Melissa’s parents, Steve and Laura Riggio in season 1. Steve is the former CEO of Barnes & Noble. He and his wife have done so much to help advance college choices for people with intellectual disabilities, and more. The music and voice are by Rachel Fuller. Rachel is Pete Townshend’s wife. Pete Townshend of the Who, a true rock legend. It is such a blessing to have permission to use this beautiful music. The art logo was done by my youngest last year.

Please like Born Fabulous Podcast on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. I am a one woman show, so any help you give spreading the word is appreciated.

I am so happy and excited to release this season. I love each person interviewed here, and am so honored to call each one friend. Editing this season has been slower than the past, because I keep smiling and replaying things as I relive the interviews. Tim Harris and Ashten Mizell, Sean McElwee and Sean Couevas, Kayla McKeon and Rachel Burns, and Micah Mialka-Feldman and Tori Cedar are each amazing individuals who are truly making the world better for all, every single day.

Let me know what YOU think. Email me at greta@bornfabulouspodcast.com

Thank you for caring.

From my heart,

Greta Harrison

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Season 2 Promo Videos

Video Playlist
Season 2 Promo Clip - Tim Harris and Ashten Mizell's Wedding Story
Season 2 Promo Clip - Tim Harris and Ashten Mizell's Wedding Story
Sean McElwee's New T-Shirt Design, Season 2 Promo Clip
Sean McElwee's New T-Shirt Design, Season 2 Promo Clip
Kayla McKeon & Rachel Burns, Season 2 Promo, "Honest Girlfriends"
Kayla McKeon & Rachel Burns, Season 2 Promo, "Honest Girlfriends"
Micah & Tori: Season 2 Promo Clip
Micah & Tori: Season 2 Promo Clip
Tim 2:1 Promo Clip YouTube "Tutu Emergency"
Tim 2:1 Promo Clip YouTube "Tutu Emergency"
Sean McElwee's New T-Shirt Design, Season 2 Promo Clip
Sean McElwee's New T-Shirt Design, Season 2 Promo Clip
Season 2, Promo Ep. 2, Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell: " Good & Hard Times at School"
Season 2, Promo Ep. 2, Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell: " Good & Hard Times at School"
Season 2, Promo 3, Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell; "Sidewalk Chalk"
Season 2, Promo 3, Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell; "Sidewalk Chalk"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 5, Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell: "Lean on Me"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 5, Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell: "Lean on Me"
Season 2, Promo Episode 7: Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell "Tim: Ashten as a High School Freshman"
Season 2, Promo Episode 7: Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell "Tim: Ashten as a High School Freshman"
Season 2, Promo Episode 8: Sean McElwee & Sean Couevas "Burritos"
Season 2, Promo Episode 8: Sean McElwee & Sean Couevas "Burritos"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 9: Sean M & Sean C., "Born This Way Audition"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 9: Sean M & Sean C., "Born This Way Audition"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 10: Sean M. & Sean C, "The Importance of Inclusion"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 10: Sean M. & Sean C, "The Importance of Inclusion"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 11, Sean M. & Sean C.: "I Love Him"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 11, Sean M. & Sean C.: "I Love Him"
Season 2, Promo Episode 12: Kayla McKeon & Rachel Burns, "College"
Season 2, Promo Episode 12: Kayla McKeon & Rachel Burns, "College"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 13: Kayla McKeon and Rachel Burns, "Driving!"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 13: Kayla McKeon and Rachel Burns, "Driving!"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 14: Kayla McKeon and Rachel Burns, "Friendship Advice"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 14: Kayla McKeon and Rachel Burns, "Friendship Advice"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 15: Kayla McKeon and Rachel Burns, "Kayla Enters Politics"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 15: Kayla McKeon and Rachel Burns, "Kayla Enters Politics"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 16: Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "Let's Take a Walk"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 16: Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "Let's Take a Walk"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 17, Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "What Friends Do"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 17, Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "What Friends Do"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 18: Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "Syracuse University Inclusive U"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 18: Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "Syracuse University Inclusive U"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 19, Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar: "A Room Full of Love"
Season 2, Promo for Episode 19, Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar: "A Room Full of Love"
Season 2, Promo, Ep 20: Micah Fialka-Feldman-Feldman &Tori Cedar. "Making Friends Can Take Time"
Season 2, Promo, Ep 20: Micah Fialka-Feldman-Feldman &Tori Cedar. "Making Friends Can Take Time"
Season 2, Promo for Ep 21: Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "Hot Chocolate"
Season 2, Promo for Ep 21: Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "Hot Chocolate"
Season 2, Promo Ep 22: Micah & Tori, "Dating Is a Quiet Topic for People with Disabilities"
Season 2, Promo Ep 22: Micah & Tori, "Dating Is a Quiet Topic for People with Disabilities"
Season 2, Promo 23: Micah & Tori, "Students Can Bring Friends to IEP Meetings"
Season 2, Promo 23: Micah & Tori, "Students Can Bring Friends to IEP Meetings"

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Season 2 Videos

Video Playlist
Season 2, Episode 1: Tim Harris and Ashten Mizell - "Friendship and Tutus"
Season 2, Episode 1: Tim Harris and Ashten Mizell - "Friendship and Tutus"
Season 2, Episode 2: Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell - "The Highs and Lows of Friendship, and a Wedding!"
Season 2, Episode 2: Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell - "The Highs and Lows of Friendship, and a Wedding!"
Season 2, Episode 3: Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell - "Siblings by Choice"
Season 2, Episode 3: Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell - "Siblings by Choice"
Season 2, Episode 4: Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell "Funny Stories and Tim's Impact on Others
Season 2, Episode 4: Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell "Funny Stories and Tim's Impact on Others
Season 2, Episode 5: Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell, "Theme Song, Friendship Advice, Long-Term Goals"
Season 2, Episode 5: Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell, "Theme Song, Friendship Advice, Long-Term Goals"
Season 2, Episode 6: Tim Harris, Ashten Mizell, Matt Mizell "Deep Friendship Includes Families"
Season 2, Episode 6: Tim Harris, Ashten Mizell, Matt Mizell "Deep Friendship Includes Families"
Season 2, Episode 7: Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell "Ashten's Honest and Raw High School Memories"
Season 2, Episode 7: Tim Harris & Ashten Mizell "Ashten's Honest and Raw High School Memories"
Season 2, Episode 8: Part 1, Sean McElwee & Sean Couevas "Getting to Know Both Seans"
Season 2, Episode 8: Part 1, Sean McElwee & Sean Couevas "Getting to Know Both Seans"
Season 2, Episode 9, Part 2: Sean M. & Sean C., "We Are Family"
Season 2, Episode 9, Part 2: Sean M. & Sean C., "We Are Family"
Season 2, Episode 10, Part 3: Sean M. & Sean C., "Inclusion"
Season 2, Episode 10, Part 3: Sean M. & Sean C., "Inclusion"
Season 2, Episode 11, Part 4: Sean M. & Sean C. " Goals, Emmys, Advice, and Brotherly Love"
Season 2, Episode 11, Part 4: Sean M. & Sean C. " Goals, Emmys, Advice, and Brotherly Love"
Season 2, Episode 12, Part 1: Kayla McKeon and Rachel Burns, "A Friendship Without Walls"
Season 2, Episode 12, Part 1: Kayla McKeon and Rachel Burns, "A Friendship Without Walls"
Season 2, Episode 13, Part 2: Kayla McKeon and Rachel Burns, "Big Moments & More"
Season 2, Episode 13, Part 2: Kayla McKeon and Rachel Burns, "Big Moments & More"
Season 2, Episode 14, Part 3: Kayla McKeon and Rachel Burns, "Advice, Mottos, and Goals"
Season 2, Episode 14, Part 3: Kayla McKeon and Rachel Burns, "Advice, Mottos, and Goals"
Season 2, Episode 15, Part 4: Kayla McKeon and Rachel Burns, "Kayla's Employment Journey"
Season 2, Episode 15, Part 4: Kayla McKeon and Rachel Burns, "Kayla's Employment Journey"
Season 2, Episode 16, Part 1: Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "Getting to Know Micah & Tori"
Season 2, Episode 16, Part 1: Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "Getting to Know Micah & Tori"
Season 2, Episode 17, Part 2: Micah Mialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "We Are Each Other's Ally"
Season 2, Episode 17, Part 2: Micah Mialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "We Are Each Other's Ally"
Season 2, Ep. 18, Part 3, Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar: "Humor, InclusiveU, and Guardianship"
Season 2, Ep. 18, Part 3, Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar: "Humor, InclusiveU, and Guardianship"
Season 2, Episode 19, Part 4: Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "A Room Full of Love"
Season 2, Episode 19, Part 4: Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "A Room Full of Love"
Season 2, Ep 20: Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "Views of Friendship, 'Intelligent Lives'"
Season 2, Ep 20: Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "Views of Friendship, 'Intelligent Lives'"
Season 2, Episode 21: Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "Friendship Moments"
Season 2, Episode 21: Micah Fialka-Feldman & Tori Cedar, "Friendship Moments"
Season 2, Ep 22: Micah & Tori, " A Template for Friendship & Honest Dating Talk"
Season 2, Ep 22: Micah & Tori, " A Template for Friendship & Honest Dating Talk"
Season 2, Ep 23: Micah & Tori, "The Same Door, IQ Scores, Civil Rights, and More"
Season 2, Ep 23: Micah & Tori, "The Same Door, IQ Scores, Civil Rights, and More"

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