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Resilience Squadron: Accessibility, Representation and Mental Health in Star Wars Fandom

Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary

A monthly podcast where Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom. They cover accessibility, representation, and other topics related to inclusion across the Star Wars fan community and in the Star Wars universe. Part of the Skywalking Network.

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Teaser Trailer for Resilience Squadron
Nov 10 2020
Teaser Trailer for Resilience Squadron
Resilience Squadron is a monthly podcast sharing the adventures, challenges, and representation of disabled and chronically ill fans across the Star Wars universe. Your hosts are Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary, and they share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom. Look forward to interviews and stories as Jack and Greg cover accessibility, representation, and other topics related to inclusion across the Star Wars fan community and in the Star Wars universe. The Resilience Squadron is a proud member of the Skywalking Network. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
9 - Celebration For All
May 18 2022
9 - Celebration For All
Resilience Squadron is a monthly podcast where Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom. It’s Celebration time. In this episode Greg and Jack are joined by Terrie Lee, who co-created the Facebook group Star Wars Celebration ADA Attendees, as they have an in-depth discussion with Austin Whitney, CEO of Ten Fifty Entertainment, who is handling accommodations for Celebration 2022 in Anaheim on May 26-29. Austin tells us about how his experiences with music festivals and other events helped him adjust to his own disability, shares his approach and philosophy for running inclusive events, and answers specific questions about accommodations at Celebration. Disclaimer This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. If you have questions about a medical condition, please consult your nearest 2-1B medical droid. Episode Links: StarWarsCelebration.com – ADA Assistance Program StarWarsCelebration.com – Health & Safety Star Wars Celebration ADA Attendees Facebook Group Ten Fifty Entertainment Accessible Festivals Ophelia the Festival Dog’s Instagram Terrie’s Instagram (NerdGirlTravels) Celebration ADA support email: ada@reedpop.com Music: Soaring Theme and Restless by SoundsCrate.com Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Amazon Music | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher Click here to read the transcript
Visions of Disabilities
Mar 11 2022
Visions of Disabilities
Resilience Squadron is a monthly podcast on the Skywalking Through Neverland Network where Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom. In this episode Greg and Jack talk to Emma Mieko Candon, author of Star Wars Ronin: A Visions Novel, based on the short The Duel from the Star Wars Visions animated series. Emma, self-described as a queer, disabled cyborg, talks about her experiences with life-threatening illness and chronic pain, how it shaped her writing, and how it helped form the alternate-Star Wars universe of The Ronin. Disclaimer This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. If you have questions about a medical condition, please consult your nearest 2-1B medical droid. Show Links: Emma on Instagram Emma on Tumblr Ronin on Amazon Ronin on Bookshop Ronin on Audible Ronin on OverDrive (Local library search) Please check out and donate to the Amidala Initiative to support and protect trans youth in Texas. Social: Transcript: Transcript available here
7 - A Padawan of Recovery
Aug 20 2021
7 - A Padawan of Recovery
BlerdGirlJedi Maria is a Padawan of Recovery Greg and Jack welcome BlerdGirlJedi (Maria of Sistas with Sabers) on the show to share her story of trauma, mental health struggles, and addiction. It is a thought-provoking, emotional episode. Resilience Squadron is a podcast on the Skywalking Network where Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom. Content Warning: In this episode we discuss mental health, addiction and relapse, and personal loss.   If you or someone you love is dealing with addiction or substance abuse, contact SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). Disclaimer   This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. If you have questions about a medical condition, please consult your nearest 2-1B medical droid.   Episode Links:   BlerdGirlJedi on Twitter   BlerdGirlJedi on Instagram   Sistas With Sabers podcast on Twitter   The Khetanna Cast podcast on Twitter   Social:         Music:   Soaring Theme and Restless by SoundsCrate.com     Subscribe   Apple Podcasts | Amazon Music | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher   The Resilience Squadron is a proud member of the Skywalking Network.   About Resilience Squadron   Resilience Squadron is a monthly podcast on the Skywalking Through Neverland Network where Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom.   Podcast Transcript   Click here to read the transcript
6: Accommodations and Cons
May 18 2021
6: Accommodations and Cons
Convention Accommodations from an Insider's Perspective In this episode we talk to Jon Engel, a promoter for 3 Rivers ComiCon, a convention happening in Pittsburgh on May 22 and 23. With the re-opening of Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland, precautions announced for Celebration 2022, and small and large events making plans to resume, we discuss what considerations Jon takes into account to allow for accommodations when planning an inclusive event. We also talk about the impact of COVID on Jon’s convention planning, and what precautions they’ll be taking at the con.   Resilience Squadron is a monthly podcast on the Skywalking Through Neverland Network where Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom. Disclaimer This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. If you have questions about a medical condition, please consult your nearest 2-1B medical droid.   Show Links: 3 Rivers Comicon Resilience Squadron Episode 3 - Accessible Batuu   About Resilience Squadron   Resilience Squadron is a monthly podcast on the Skywalking Through Neverland Network where Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom.   Subscribe   Apple Podcasts | Amazon Music | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher   Social     Music   Soaring Theme by SoundsCrate.com Link:   The Resilience Squadron is a proud member of the Skywalking Network.   Podcast Transcript   Click here to read the transcript
5 - The Guinea Porg
Mar 31 2021
5 - The Guinea Porg
In this episode Greg and Jack are joined by Megan Rickards, who writes at her blog From an Autistic Point of View, to talk about the fan community and what it means to her from the perspective of an autistic fan. Resilience Squadron is a monthly podcast on the Skywalking Through Neverland Network where Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom. Disclaimer This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. If you have questions about a medical condition, please consult your nearest 2-1B medical droid. Show Links: From an Autistic Point of View Megan Rickards on Twitter Future of the Force ForceFest 2020 - Navigating Fandom with Different Abilities (YouTube) ForceFest 2020 - Navigating Fandom with Different Abilities (Vokl) Adam Goswick on Twitter Social: Music: Soaring Theme and Restless by SoundsCrate.com Links:
4 - Galactic Representation
Feb 26 2021
4 - Galactic Representation
In this episode Jack and Greg talk galactic representation - their top 10 noteworthy Star Wars characters with disabilities across the Star Wars canon. Resilience Squadron is a monthly podcast on the Skywalking Through Neverland Network where Jack Vasvary share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom.   Disclaimer This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. If you have questions about a medical condition, please consult your nearest 2-1B medical droid. Show Links: The Last J-J-Jedi on speechIRL.com Scorched by Delilah S. Dawson About Resilience Squadron   Resilience Squadron is a monthly podcast on the Skywalking Through Neverland Network where Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom.   Subscribe   Apple Podcasts | Amazon Music | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher   Social     Music   Soaring Theme by SoundsCrate.com Link:   The Resilience Squadron is a proud member of the Skywalking Network.   Podcast Transcript   Click here to read the transcript
3 - Accessible Batuu
Jan 26 2021
3 - Accessible Batuu
In this episode Jack and Greg talk about accessibility at the Galaxy’s Edge theme parks, their own experiences visiting the one at Hollywood Studios in Florida, and the current impact and safety measures at the parks brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Disclaimer This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. If you have questions about a medical condition, please consult your nearest 2-1B medical droid. Show Links: Disney World - Reopening & Updated Experiences Disney World - Services for Guests with Disabilities Disneyland - Guests with Disabilities Disney Food Blog - Dining With A Special Diet in Disney World and Disneyland disABILITIES! | The DIS Disney Discussion Forums (A great forum resource) Skywalking Through Neverland 249: Dis-ABILITIES in Fandom Give Kids The World Village Make-A-Wish America About Resilience Squadron Resilience Squadron is a monthly podcast on the Skywalking Through Neverland Network where Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom. Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Amazon Music | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher Social Music Soaring Theme by SoundsCrate.com Link: The Resilience Squadron is a proud member of the Skywalking Network. Entire Transcript of Episode 2 Click here to read the transcript
2 - The High COVID Era
Dec 29 2020
2 - The High COVID Era
Resilience Squadron is a monthly podcast on the Skywalking Through Neverland Network where Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom. In this episode Jack and Greg discuss the latest announcements from Disney, observe the passings of David Prowse and Jeremy Bulloch while also exploring David's history of disability, and talk about some of the themes of trauma in recent episodes of The Mandalorian. Then they do a deep dive into how the Star Wars franchise and its fandom has been impacted by the COVID pandemic, and how the series and community have benefited fans in this difficult year. Disclaimer This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. If you have questions about a medical condition, please consult your nearest 2-1B medical droid. Show Links: GoFundMe: Trans Rights are Human Rights: This is the Way Pink Milk Podcast Mubo's Droid Builders Facebook Group Galaxy's Edge Trading Post Facebook Group Social:
1 - Taking Flight
Nov 23 2020
1 - Taking Flight
Resilience Squadron is a monthly podcast on the Skywalking Through Neverland Network where Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom.   On this premiere episode Jack and Greg discuss the personal stories behind their conditions and also their history as Star Wars fans. They also cover news from The Mandalorian and new Star Wars books that came out the week of November 8, and talk about some of the goals of Resilience Squadron, as well as future discussion topics for upcoming podcasts.   Subscribe   Apple Podcasts | Amazon Music | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher   Social     Music   Soaring Theme by SoundsCrate.com Link:   The Resilience Squadron is a proud member of the Skywalking Network.   Entire Transcript of Episode 1 - Taking Flight   Click here to read the transcript
Teaser Trailer for Resilience Squadron
Nov 10 2020
Teaser Trailer for Resilience Squadron
Resilience Squadron is a monthly podcast sharing the adventures, challenges, and representation of disabled and chronically ill fans across the Star Wars universe. Your hosts are Greg Norman and Jack Vasvary, and they share and discuss great stories related to disability, chronic illness, and mental health within the Star Wars fandom. Look forward to interviews and stories as Jack and Greg cover accessibility, representation, and other topics related to inclusion across the Star Wars fan community and in the Star Wars universe. The Resilience Squadron is a proud member of the Skywalking Network. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram