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The Sit Down Stand Out Show

The Sit Down Stand Out Show

The podcast that shares personal stories of people who have adapted and overcome physical and mental challenges to achieve their dreams. To prove to themselves and all of us that your dreams are within reach.

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Sept. 28, 2022

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The Sit down Stand out show. The podcast where people with all abilities and challenges can stand out from the rest even if they have to sit down to do it every week we take a deep dive into personal …

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Oct. 5, 2022

Episode 1. Anything for the Kids with Elizabeth Bradley

Born prematurely with Cerebral Palsy the doctors didn't think that she would survive, this would be the first of many times that Elizabeth Bradley would prove everyone wrong. Despite having Cerebral Palsy, with the help of he...

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Oct. 12, 2022

Untying the Knots with Jay Hicks

Jay Hicks's journey began growing up in an impoverished area dealing with gynecomastia and bullying ;however, this never stopped Jay from working hard at a variety of jobs even creating a motivational six figure cheque to dis...

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Oct. 19, 2022

More than Meets the Eye with Jennifer Martin

Horses and humans have been working together for centuries in many capacities from transport, to farm work and eventually becoming wonderful pets. After years of working with horses and youth mental heath separately Jennifer...

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Oct. 26, 2022

Feeling the Light and Love with Michelle Sokol

Michelle Sokol, from the very beginning has had a passion to learn, from being able to read a full chapter book in first grade to gaining various degrees including her undergraduate degree in English with a minor in Child Dev...

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Nov. 2, 2022

Bringing The People together with Darlene Williams-Prades

Ever since high school, Darlene Williams-Prades has always enjoyed helping others. Whether she's officiating a wedding, providing advice to students as a life coach or serving her country in the air force she aproaches every...

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Nov. 9, 2022

Episode 6, Just Breath with Andre Matthews

From day one Andre Matthews has been a fighter. From being born prematurely with only one lung and spending much of childhood at home, Andre has always had a desire to see more of the world. At 19 he joined …

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Nov. 16, 2022

Loosing Sight Gaining Vision with Melanie Taddeo

Life can change very quickly sometimes for the best, sometimes for the worst. Melanie Taddeo's life changed forever after suffering a stroke rendering her legally blind. Although Melanie lost her eyesight and the ability to b...

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Nov. 23, 2022

The Legend continues with Zelda Black

2019 was a tough year for many people but, for Zelda Black 2019 was a year of discovery when she realized that she could turn her talent of voice imitation into a career in the voiceover industry. Since then Zelda …

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Nov. 30, 2022

Breaking Down the Walls with Rebekka Lien

At the age of eight Rebekka Lien and her family emigrated from Taiwan to America, but the American dream soon became a nightmare as her father left and her mother became emotionally distant. These events caused Rebekka to bu...

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Dec. 7, 2022

Just Keep On Stomping with Tylia Flores

On Today's episode I sit down with Author, Podcaster and Cerebral Palsy Advocate Tylia Flores as she shares her journey on how she published her first book at 16. We talk about our shared experience on living with CP on …

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Dec. 14, 2022

Celebrating Small Victories with Jacqueline Johnson

Structure, routine, self-accountability; these are just some of the many things I discuss with Jacqueline Johnson, a women who successfully raised four children while dealing with high anxiety, depression and in later years a...

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About the Host

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Benen Dykstra

Host/ Creator/ Voiceover Artist

Born January 21, 1998 born with Spastic Cerebral Palsy after years of trying to establish an independent career as voiceover artist, Benen decided to provide an opportunity to others showcasing how individuals regardless of physical ,or mental challenges can live happy meaningful lives.