In podcast 91, Tiffiny is joined by Mariam Pare, a hyper-talented quadriplegic and renowned mouth painter from Chi-town.

They talk about her art, how she’s able to paint so amazingly well with her mouth and why she chose her mouth over her hands as the way she paints (she’s a C6 injury).

They also gab about dating (oh my), fashion and various (better) self-cathing options.

And Tiffiny talks about the upcoming election, meeting Viking’s punter Chris Kluwe (who was spending the day in a wheelchair to bring awareness to SCI research. sweet!) and the cool footrest she’s getting on her new powerchair (and it’s perfect for heels!).

Visit Mariam Pare’s official site

Also, Mariam is recruiting artists with disabilities for Backbones 1st Annual Art Show in 2013. If you have a SCI and want to to featured, contact Mariam through her site for more infirmation.

Show run time is 55 minutes (the first 13 mins has minor static; apologies).

No Free Rides is sponsored by EasyStand

Written by Tiff


  1. mariam November 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm Reply

    great podcast Tiffany! Just wanted to reiterate, that I am still looking for artists of all kinds for art events and shows that I help facilitate one in affiliation with the Backbones organization supporting Spinal Cord Injury and another in affiliation with ArtFutura and the Rehab Institute of Chicago. Shows will take place in 2013. For more information and for any interested people please contact me via my website contact page at


  2. Tiffiny November 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm Reply

    Oh yes forgot to mention the art show in the show description! Adding now… 🙂

  3. Chef Chris Bales November 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm Reply

    Love this podcast, experience a lot of the same things you go through!! Especially the part about weirdos wanting to come talk/touch you!! I hate that!! Keep up the good work! 😉

  4. Tiffiny November 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm Reply

    lol! thanks chris! 😀 keep em at bay!

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