Valentine’s Day 2024 with Dan and Viola Dwyer

On this Valentine’s Day, we’re joined once again by Dan and Viola Dwyer, creators of the YouTube channel The Ginchiest, for a conversation about what makes their relationship work, how they’d like to see disability and relationships portrayed in popular culture, and what still needs to be done for greater media representation and disability marriage equality.

Click here to listen to the interview and/or read the transcript.

When Dan was nine, he acquired a traumatic brain injury caused by a hit and run accident. Dan attended Widener Memorial School in Philadelphia with other children with disabilities. He then studied at Edinboro University, where he studied Political Science and pursued a career in government.

Viola was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a genetic neuromuscular disease. She also attended Widener Memorial School in Philadelphia. Viola attended Johns Hopkins University where she studied Entrepreneurship and International Relations and pursued a career in financial services. After working in different roles in the financial services industry, Viola decided to return to school and earned an MBA from Duke University.