In episode #76 of No Free Rides, Tiffiny is joined by Erik Kondo, a paraplegic and self-defense and online safety expert. They discuss how to stay safe in the physical world, as well as protecting yourself online, namely from wheelchair fetishists.
Erik has been a paraplegic for over 25 years, making him more than qualified to dispense advice on this sensitive subject. He is the founder of Not-Me.org, a non-profit dedicated to teaching the five D’s of self-defense – Decide, Deter, Disrupt, Disengage and Debrief. Erik is a fountain of information and his advice is a must for anyone new to being disabled.
They also discuss how to spot wheelchair predators online, as well as those pretending to be a wheelchair-user (“pretenders”), which is another tactic that is used to pry personal information from unaware individuals.
Check out Erik’s self-defense site, Not-Me.org, for more information on staying safe no matter the situation.
Use the player below to hear the show (52 minute run time). No Free Rides is sponsored by EasyStand.com.