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Episode 000: Introduction to the Russell Silver Syndrome podcast
The Russell Silver Syndrome Podcast is the brainchild of Kirkwall resident, Kim Taylor. The podcast focuses on one of the more rare types of Dwarfism, medically known as Russell Silver Syndrome or Silver Russell Syndrome – or simply known as RSS. Kim runs an international online support group for people… Read more
Episode 001: What is Russell Silver Syndrome?
The only way to start a podcast series about Russell Silver Syndrome (RSS) is to first explain what is this syndrome. In this episode, I am joined by Dayna Carney from the MAGIC Foundation (USA based) and Rachel Pidcock from the Child Growth Foundation (UK based). Both ladies will discuss… Read more
Episode 002: What is TARSS?
In this episode, Kim is going to chat with the guest co-host, podcast co-producer and technical genius of this podcast series, Steph Robson. They will talk about how she started supporting fellow RSS adults via online forums a number of years ago. Also, they talk about how Kim created the… Read more
Episode 003: Who is our host?
In this episode, Kim is in the hot seat and being interviewed by guest co-host and the podcast’s co-producer, Steph Robson. She asks ‘Who is our host?’ as we get to know the person behind the podcast. Kim had no knowledge of what Steph was planning to ask her prior… Read more
Episode 004: RSS and health challenges
Three people with the Russell Silver Syndrome join Kim for this episode to discuss health challenges we can face as adults. We discuss questions such as: What treatments, if any, have you had for your health issues? Do you feel you have to be a strong advocate for your own… Read more
Episode 005: Russell Silver Syndrome and The Performing Arts
Content Warning: In this episode, our guests talk about the ableist prejudice and attitudes they have faced because of Russell Silver Syndrome. Including bullying in the workplace, as well as, the objectification and fetishisation of this proportionate dwarfism. In this episode, Kim is joined by three RSS women who all… Read more
Episode 006: Russell Silver Syndrome – Women’s Chat
Joining Kim in this episode are two Rusell Silver Syndrome women who chat about their experiences surrounding various topics such as confidence and self-esteem, fashion, dating, socialising and other advice they want to share with listeners. Whether it’s from feeling the self-consciousness when visiting a children’s department for clothes… Read more
Episode 007: Russell Silver Syndrome – Men’s Chat
It is the turn of two Russell Silver Syndrome men in this episode to discuss topics that can affect a man with short stature/dwarfism. Do they think it is important for RSS men to have a ‘voice’? What challenges have they faced in life? And what comments do they want… Read more
Episode 008: Love is in the RSS Air
Love is in the air this episode as Kim is joined by two Russell Silver Syndrome (RSS) women and their average-height husbands. They talk about how they met – was the short stature an issue? What would they say to those listening not associated with RSS or other forms of… Read more
Episode 009: Russell Silver Syndrome – Men and Their Careers
Two Russell Silver Syndrome men with very different careers from each other join Kim to discuss whether there are negatives or positives to being a man of shorter stature in their chosen career field. Also in our discussion, they answer questions including the following: What advice would they give to… Read more
Episode 010: Russell Silver Syndrome and Motherhood
The road to motherhood can be challenging and for a woman with a rare form of dwarfism it very often poses extra complications and support. In this episode, four Russell Silver Syndrome (RSS) women who are mothers join Kim to discuss their personal journeys to motherhood and how having RSS… Read more
Episode 011: When were we diagnosed
Content Warning: Medical diagnosis, related trauma, family difficulties This episode is a very emotional one to listen to, and it was to record. These three Russell Silver Syndrome (RSS) women showed so much grace, courage and honesty as they discuss their very personal experiences of not knowing about having a… Read more
Episode 012: Kim’s Parents’ Perspective
Kim is joined for this episode by her parents as they discuss how they coped as parents of a child with Russell Silver Syndrome (RSS) born when knowledge of the syndrome was far more limited than it is in recent years. They discuss what choices they faced and the decisions… Read more
Episode 013: Words of wisdom to those that follow in our footsteps
Content Warning: Discussion of bullying and derogative terms to describe Dwarfism. With the experience of living as Russell Silver Syndrome (RSS), three RSS women join Kim to share words of wisdom to those that follow in our footsteps. They talk about how our parents raised us. Goals they have set… Read more
Episode 014: Can we change society’s view of our Dwarfism?
Content Warning: Discussion about derogative terms to describe people with Dwarfism. We ask the question in this episode – can we change society’s view of our form of Dwarfism? Kim is joined by four Russell Silver Syndrome people to discuss questions including: Do you think it is important TARSS take… Read more
Episode 015: RSS Podcast and The Future
Content Warning: In this episode, our guests talk about the ableist prejudice, attitudes and language they have faced because of Russell Silver Syndrome. Including bullying in the workplace, use of the M-word, as well as, the objectification and fetishisation of this proportionate dwarfism. Episode 015 – Part 1 Episode 015… Read more