PUSHLiving Introduces Ali Ingersoll, who will be sharing her stories with us, shining a light into a world that many can relate to, some will be in awe of, and others will learn to cherish.
Watch out World! Here Come the New Batch of Wheelie Bright and Determined Graduates with Disabilities!
The world has become a little more inclusive and the skills and experiences these grads on wheels offer. Is the world ready? How can we best utilize these bright new scholars, and what support and encouragement do they need to best contribute to their future and to society?
You know what’s sad about the disabled community? We’re okay with the bottom of the barrel representation we get in congress with the bare minimum in benefits. We’re told to be grateful for the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing Act (FHA) because we are “lucky” to have them.
“We know it is just a video and just random people on the street, but if this small video makes you or anybody else who feels uncomfortable entering the dating scene, more confident it was worth doing it. You are beautiful. Never let your disability overshadow your smile. “
When I broke my neck at 18, I quickly realized the world was not as accessible as I perceived it to be on two feet. I will be the first to admit my ignorance of disabilities and what the needs of the disabled were.
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
We have all been in the position where a kind word, a helpful gesture or a simple pleasantry can make all the difference in how we feel in the moment, or result in a memory that changes us for a lifetime.
For the past month I’ve had writer’s block. It’s not unusual for writers to experience this from time to time, myself included. This block, however, is different than anything I’ve ever encountered. It’s numb, almost hollow.
I was planning on writing about my struggle with motherhood and health for a long time now. In my opinion, not only will this help me better cope with my problems, but at the same time I would help others going through a similar situation.
There are many holidays throughout the year that involve family, cheer, goodwill, and celebrations. But for many people, these holidays can be a time of increased despair, loneliness, and pain. While the happy become happier, many of us in the mental health profession see the sad become sadder.