Highlights of This Episode:
- Why meeting a little boy with an arm like his prompted Ryan to start his website
- How he grew up regarding his arm as “not a big deal”
- How his attitude about accepting help has changed
- How he addresses the dual nature of being the same as everyone else and being different
- Why he chose to do a Kickstarter project for his book
- How he helps kids understand what “valuable” means
“We’re all different somehow, and that makes us awesome.” –Ryan Haack (Click to share – thanks!)
About Ryan Haack:
Ryan Haack is an author, speaker and blogger who launched his website, LivingOneHanded.com, at the end of 2011. He writes about his experiences and perspectives as a person born with a physical difference and makes videos showing how he does various activities, not only to show how he does it but also to give hope to others that they can figure out their own way to do it. Ryan recently released his first children’s picture book, Different Is Awesome!, which aims to help kids, parents, and teachers explore the concept of our differences being the very characteristics that make us awesome!
Ryan lives in Wisconsin with his wife, Julie, and three kids, Sam, Anna and Claire.
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Different Is Awesome!
- W.E.B. Du Bois
- Brené Brown
- Glenda Watson Hyatt, Episode 11
- The Art of Asking, Amanda Palmer
- Ryan’s Kickstarter campaign
- Kyle Maynard
- We Are All Weird, Seth Godin
- Harry and Willy and Carrothead, Judith Caseley
- Wes Molebash
- Kyle Scheele
- InterVarsity Press
- Sleeping at Last, Ryan O’Neal
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