On our program for August 28th, host David Bell speaks with Amanda Knightly, also known as Misa On Wheels, on the connection between empathy and (dis)ability.

Amanda is the most famous cosplayer on wheelers, Misa, and she is also a disability advocate.

Cosplay is the art of dressing up as your favorite character.  Amanda/Misa finally discovered cosplay while in college, and she hasn’t looked back since. “Love cosplay, love your body!” is her motto, and she has found cosplay to be more than just a fun thing to do, but a great way to divert people’s attention to more important things. She knows she’ll get stared at regardless, – she uses a wheelchair – so “why not give them something to really stare at.” She proves to other disabled cosplayers that anything is possible.


On Jaws of Justice, we examine how to find justice in our society.  Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.

calendar for the week of August 28th:

  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri can provide free civil legal services to low-income and vulnerable people who live in Jackson CTY MO. Interested individuals can call 816-474-6750 to apply.
  • For info about Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense meetings this week, you can go to https://momsdemandaction.org/events/. All are welcome, mothers and others.
  • WED, Aug. 29th, 4:30 – 6:30 PM, Seasonal Sips with the GKCWPC is at Enzo Bistro, 20 E 5th St, KCMO. GKC Women’s Political Caucus invites all for a casual series of laid-back happy hours at various locally-owned restaurants and businesses.  You can bring your friends and enjoy an evening of community-building and conversation.
  • Please check the calendar at https://more2.org/ for events you can attend.
  • A list of services, meals, and hot lines are available at https://lawrenceprogressivecalendar.blogspot.com/.  The list is updated daily.

Please take care of yourselves and others. Thanks for listening to Jaws of Justice.


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