Season 2 - Episode 11: A life with Pip with Stephen

In 2021 Stephen wrote&performed A Life With PIP, exploring his experiences of applying for disability benefit. Join us as we talk about it.

Stephen is back on the podcast and I was so happy that he said yes when I asked if we could talk about A life with Pip. In August 2021 Stephen performed A Life with Pip for Theatre Absolute's artistic program HUMANISTAN. This performance was both live in theater and streamed online. In A Life With PIP, Stephen explores his experiences of applying for the PIP (or Personal Independence Payment) disability benefit. It's raw, honest, funny, aggravating and moving.

In this episode of Show Up and Surrender Stephen and I talk about how the performance came to be and the story behind it. Please listen, and after you listen go to the link to see the full performance. It is a story that not only needs to be told, it needs to be heard. More so, we need things to change...

Please let us know your thoughts, your experiences after listening. We'd love to hear from you.

Watch A life with Pip here:

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Stephen - @spokeandpencil -

Want to listen to more episodes with Stephen? Check out episodes 110, 203 & 207

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