SCI is much more than just a September thing. It’s an everyday struggle for us to show up in the world, to be visible, and to demand the accommodations we deserve.
Author Courtney Cirabisi
Courtney Cirabisi is a 23 year old who lives in Michigan. She became reliant on a wheelchair for everyday mobility after she was child abused by her dad back in 1993, resulting with a spinal cord injury. She’s big on writing, acting, video editing and thrives on showing people that life doesn’t stop when you aren’t walking. Courtney knows that the mind is the most important thing a person can have, and with that knowledge she is able to confidently go about living her day to day life. She is currently working on a memoir about her life and hopes to have it out on shelves one day.
If you’re single this year, don’t fret. Keep reminding yourself he or she is out there, and until you cross paths with them, you can remember, you have always been enough, and don’t listen to anyone who ever says anything otherwise. It’s only a matter of time until cupids arrow finally has the right aim and you’ll have the relationship you’ve been dreaming of all along.
June 11th, 2016 has just passed by. To some, it may just be another day. Although I was born on…
I can state from my experience, that if you are being bullied or feel in danger because of someone else, you must seek help. Don’t ever be embarrassed or feel ashamed. It is more shameful not to get help when you need it. Do not ever allow yourself to consider self-harm that can lead to taking your life.
I have a darn good idea of what I am supposed to do in this life. While the wheelchair is not who I am, it sure has helped to form my personality, and it’s made my perspective something it would never have been otherwise.
I hear this stuff, and part of me is irritated, and I’m like “oh, not this comment again.” Part of me was amused, but more importantly, I was inspired. Feeling this way moved me to write this article. I thought, why not discuss how I felt about the stereotype that I deal with regularly
If you don’t wanna date someone because they use a wheelchair, you can seriously go jump off a building. Maybe they should try to get on my level before judging me…