Zachary was born with Umbilical Cord Syndrom. He also happens to be an elite para-athlete in the sport of Sprint Kayak! Oh, and he also identifies as queer. At 20 years old Zach is searching for an identity. Can one be gay AND a high-performance athlete? What does it mean when you throw a life long disability into the mix? This week we go deep into the life of para-athletics, one mans queer identity and the sacrifices that are made when sport trumps your ability to express yourself fully!
A couple of years ago Ashley woke up in her home in Inuvik (way the heck up north) with what felt like "dry eye" although she was also unable to see out of half of her left eye. Turns out it was absolutely not dry eye. It was ocular melanoma — a rare form of cancer. From needles into the eyeball to radiated watch batteries being surgically implanted into your head, to potential eye enucleation! This episode will make you stop taking those wet colourful head balls for granted.
Amy went through something that many women across Canada (and the world) experience. Stillbirth. This week we dive deep into the taboo subject matter of giving birth to a dead human. Bryde from Turn Me On podcast fills in for Tay and helps us navigate the world of women's health, reproductive health, abortion, stillbirth, endo and more. Sounds heavy, but Amy was a spectacular guest who in true Sickboy fashion knew how to roll with the punches.
Last week Taylor was seriously injured when he was struck by a car while riding nearly 50km per hour on his road bike. The fellas get together by Tays bedside to talk about the traumatic incident. From bouncing off windshields like a basketball to a mysterious theft of $400 glasses to lacerated internal organs. Taylor is extremely lucky to be alive and our baby boy has a long road to recovery.