Neurodiversity Media Network
Unlearning How To Ask For Help
Actually Asking For Help

Actually Asking For Help

The Art of Asking for Help and Fostering Consent

Are you ready to break free from the constraints holding you back from asking for help when you need it? In this thought-provoking episode, we tap into our vulnerability and discuss the importance of reframing help as a basic need. We share personal stories that highlight the significance of understanding what to ask for, how to ask for it, and who to ask.

We don't stop there - let's dive into the challenges of creating abundance instead of scarcity when it comes to basic human rights and needs. We examine capitalist structures that perpetuate this scarcity mindset and explore how we can work towards a more inclusive and supportive environment. Plus, we discuss the crucial role of intermediaries in communication and accessibility, ensuring that everyone's voice is heard.

Finally, we explore the power of enthusiastic consent when building support communities. Learn how to create mutually beneficial relationships, avoid toxic expectations, and foster an environment where help is freely given and received. Empower yourself to challenge arbitrary limits and join us as we embark on this journey towards a more supportive and inclusive world.

(0:00:00) - Asking for Help

We discuss asking for help, reframing needs, and real-life stories.

(0:08:43) - Asking for Help and Accommodations

We discuss asking for help, internalizing needs, thanking those who help, and Catalyst room accessibility.

(0:23:13) - Challenging Scarcity and Obligations in Capitalism

We challenge Milton Friedman's obligation to shareholders, examine food insecurity and invite listeners to consider asking for help, creating abundance instead of scarcity.

(0:30:47) - Persistence in Asking for Help

Asking for help effectively, being persistent, viewing help as a need, generating abundance, forming a "no no no document", evaluating odds, and actively collaborating are discussed.

(0:40:46) - Intermediaries and Communication in Accessibility

A translator facilitates communication, assists with technical language, offers a different perspective, and promotes accessibility.

(0:50:10) - Enthusiastic Consent and Building Support Communities

Enthusiastic consent, mutual benefit, toxic relationships, support communities, and reciprocal relationships are discussed.

Neurodiversity Media Network
Unlearning How To Ask For Help
The Neurodiversity Media Network proudly presents Unlearning How To Ask For Help with Marissa Loewen. Each week, we take a look at the ways in which society has trained us to view help and relearn what it means to be a member of a community. Asking for help doesn’t have to be hard. Let us show you a better way.
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Briar Harvey
Marissa Loewen