‘How are you not freaking out?’ is the question Gabe asks in one of the two songs we play in this inaugural episode of 2020. Gabe is an artist, musician, poet and more. His C5 spinal injury, incurred when he was 15 years old, left him paralyzed from the armpits down. What more could there be to freak out about? In this conversation, Bart talks with Gabe about finding a room of one’s own in a hostile world, his art including an electronic rock opera telling the story of his life, sexuality and intimacy as a disabled person, music as therapy, Gabe’s agnosticism about God and more.
Gabe’s music can be found on Spotify under his stage name Freaque. He’s also on YouTube and his photos can be found on Instagram.
Humanize Me trivia: Gabe’s father Matthew was our guest in Episode 337.