On this episode, we hear from Dan and Viola Dwyer, creators of The Ginchiest. They discuss the pros and cons of transportation for people with disabilities, and share their experiences with public and commercial transit, and wheelchair accessible vans.
On this episode of Disability Rap, we hear from YouTube personalities Dan and Viola Dwyer, creators of The Ginchiest, a series of videos highlighting their lives as people with disabilities who envision a society where differences are intriguing and accepted, not shameful and feared. Dan and Viola discuss the opportunities and challenges of transportation for people with disabilities. They share their experiences with both public and commercial transit, as well as wheelchair accessible personal vans.
Disability Rap listeners may remember Dan and Viola from our February 2021 show, when we did a Valentine’s Day special. Dan and Viola are a married couple living just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2020, they started a YouTube channel called The Ginchiest, where they talk about disability experiences and what these experiences teach people about being human. They are working to create a society where differences are intriguing and accepted, not shameful and feared.
In addition to their work on The Ginchiest, Viola is now a lead recruiter at La Jolla Logic. She was born with a genetic neuromuscular disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. She grew up using a wheelchair and continues to do so today. Dan was in a hit and run accident at the age of nine that left him in a coma for three months and resulted in a traumatic brain injury that he lives with today.