Taking Charge of Life, Including Finding Love…

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Finding love and companionship is difficult enough; add an autoimmune, chronic disease, or disability to the mix, and it can make dating downright disappointing. That’s why, when I heard about the new app Dateability and the ‘brains-behind-it,’ I got them on the show immediately!

The ‘brains’ are the amazing entrepreneurial duo (and sisters) Jacqueline and Alexa Child. These two inspiring women have turned Jacqueline’s sour experiences of finding companionship while dealing with disability and chronic illness into a new dating app called Dateability. It is designed for the disabled and chronically ill communities to have a safe and accepting space to develop meaningful connections.

Even after years of discouraging ableist experiences on mainstream dating apps, I know you will find Jacqueline and Alexa as uplifting as I do. Join us as we chat about navigating friendship, love, and the entrepreneurial life, including their story of why this is their passion project, literally and figuratively. Just some of what they share is
• The importance of staying positive and surrounding yourself with positive people
• How to advocate for yourself and others from a place of empathy and strength,
• How new tools can create significant opportunities for connection, community, friendship, love, and much more…

More About Our Guests: Alexa Child, co-founder of Dateability, graduated from Georgetown Law in 2015 and currently works as a public interest attorney. Through witnessing her sister’s experience with disability, Alexa has become an advocate and ally for the disability community. She is passionate about social justice, enjoys TV and film, and loves all things Halloween.

Jacqueline Child, co-founder of Dateability, has turned her experience with disability and chronic illness into a new venture. She created Dateability with her sister after years of discouraging ableist experiences on mainstream dating apps. Jacqueline enjoys playing the guitar, reading, and volunteering at the local animal shelter when she isn’t managing her health. Learn more at https://info.dateabilityapp.com/

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