Podcast | Kelsey Peterson: Move Me

Aug 24, 2023
Fearless Presence Podcast with Melanie Weller

Kelsey Peterson lives in Fearless Presence every moment, living with a spinal cord injury. I haven't wanted to help create change for anyone more than her.

Learn more about Kelsey Peterson and access her movie, Move Me, here: https://linktr.ee/thesuperiorsiren
  • Introduction to Kelsey Peterson. 0:01 Introducing Kelsey Peterson: dancer, choreographer and activist. Award-winning documentary "Move Me." Background on kelsey and her life transformation challenge. How she got into kayaking.

  • The difference between being a dancer and having a spinal cord injury. 3:55 Being able-bodied and her spinal cord injured. Claiming her own power. Respect the first conversation with a stranger. A moment of fearless presence. Being a teacher and being an able-bodied person. Being able-bodied and being able-minded.

  • The obstacles of being disabled and overcoming adversity. 12:47 Awareness of obstacles and the unfriendly environment. The importance of being disabled. The journey of becoming disabled. How the film came to be made.

  • Finding a deeper sense of community. 18:02 Finding a deeper sense of community and being an artist. Scheduling for electronic stimulation implants. Hoping for change in sexual function and bowel function. Her relationship with hope.

  • Finding joy in the midst of difficult times. 23:08 Creating a healthier relationship with hope. Finding joy in the midst of other emotions. Blessed to have come into this life in this position. Finding joy.

  • Acceptance is a way of life for everyone. 28:34 Finding emotions in new ways is a way of life. Dopamine addiction. Finding a new path to a good feeling. Acceptance as a practice.

  • Getting to know your body again. 32:22 Peeling back the layers of negative thought patterns. A daily practice of connecting with her body. Being able-bodied and feeling whole. The first reaction to stress.

  • Being present with who you are. 38:49 The importance of being present with one's body. Acceptance as a defeat. The power of living in the present moment. The greatest hope for the film. Surrendering to the flow of life.

  • The gifts that have come from the injury. 45:16 The gifts that have come from her injury. Your future is behind you. Sabeg is a slogan for inclusion and equity. How to access the documentary. Check in with your own body before and after the video.


See you next time,

For more information on The Neurotheology of Fearless Presence go to https://melanieweller.com