Note: This podcast is a re-run of episode 45 and originally aired in September 2015.
Topics We Explored:
- Why meeting a little boy with an arm like his prompted Ryan to start his website
- How Ryan grew up regarding his arm as “not a big deal”, and how his attitude about accepting help has changed
- How Ryan addresses the dual nature of being the same as everyone else and being different
- Why Ryan chose to do a Kickstarter project for his book
- How Ryan helps kids understand what “valuable” means
“We’re all different somehow, and that makes us awesome.” – Ryan Haack (Tweet this)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- W.E.B. Du Bois
- Brené Brown
- Glenda Watson Hyatt: Go Beyond Your Fear (Episode 11)
- The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
- Ryan’s Kickstarter campaign
- Kyle Maynard
- We Are All Weird by Seth Godin
- Harry and Willy and Carrothead by Judith Caseley
- Wes Molebash
- Kyle Scheele
- InterVarsity Press
- Sleeping at Last by Ryan O’Neal
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. In 2015, Ryan 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.
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