Finding Acceptance & Embracing A Life You Didn't Expect With Joe Powell-Main
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What happens when the life you imagined for yourself is suddenly out of reach? This week’s guest is Joe Powell-Main, Wales’ first professional ballet dancer with a disability. An injury early on in his dance career changed the way he would perform ballet forever. But being in a wheelchair didn’t change his love for dance and he has used his disability to enable and inspire others in the ballet and dance world.  

What I learned in this episode is that no matter where life takes you, there is joy in embracing a life that is unexpected. And that when curveballs hit, it’s normal to feel anger, fear, or sadness - but with the right mindset, facing your new circumstances can bring you one step closer to discovering your purpose.

 

 

Quotes

 

“It’s dancing but just in another way… because I hadn’t really seen dancers using wheelchairs.” [16:58]

 

“Even though I had a disability, I had differing abilities to a standing dancer and they are just as valid and should be celebrated just as much.” [27:11]

 

“The biggest setback can also be the greatest strength.” [33:40]

 

 

Notes

 

•    Joe’s background & dancing [2:33]

•     Injury & recovery [8:40]

•    A journey into a new way of dance [15:00]

•    A new lease on the future [19:20]

•    Joe’s dance opportunities [23:30] 

•    Differently abled dancer [27:38]

•    Inclusions in dancing [29:56]

•    Lessons learned [33:40]

•    Closing thoughts [36:19]

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Gillian Socials

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https://www.linkedin.com/company/full-circle-development-consultancy/

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