It started with one woman with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) sharing her online dating stories, which inspired another to try an experiment. Then a man wanted in on the action. Together three lives intersected in a circle of friendship and support.
There are multiple barriers to the “sharing economy” – think Uber and Airbnb – for those who roll. For out-of-town stays, Airbnb allows folks to filter search results for properties deemed “wheelchair accessible,” but then a pop up appears that reads, “Hosts make their homes wheelchair accessible in different ways. Before you book, contact the host to make sure their home meets your needs.”
I am hoping that hearing Kristina’s story and learning about her dream will show you how to listen to your own soul…and find your own path. If you are a fellow dream follower, you will find her story to be enriching and invigorating as well.
Three weeks ago, I was in a deep depression. I had transitioned from an independent life as a practicing attorney living all over the world to becoming chronically ill and forced to return to North Carolina in a suburb, where I quickly became isolated.
Coaches aren’t just for athletes, and they’re so much more than the red-faced, vein-popping, screaming stereotypes portrayed in television shows and movies. A life coach can be immensely useful when you need help in defining your future and in bringing that future to fruition.
After my injury I dealt with a multitude of medical challenges, but none that tested my strength of will as spending nearly a year in bed due to a stage 4 pressure sore on my tailbone from 2015 to 2016.
Nondisabled women are often victimized, but disabled women are statistically more vulnerable to sex offenders. My long and sad history of victimization have taught me to avoid these events in the future, to the point where I can sense impending violence long before others do. We don’t need to stop living like I did for so long, just recognize the signs and be wise.
For 20 years I had no idea what those “wonderful things” my Mother had told me I could still do were until one day at the pool a little boy said he felt sorry for me as I sat on the steps not swimming. I decided right then and there that I would stop watching the world and start participating in it.
This is about a bill that will kill our people. McConnell did that. McConnell made the call to have me removed from his office for protesting a bill that will harm millions of my fellow Americans.
When I started college at the University of Miami in 1985, Student Disability Services had never before accommodated someone in a wheelchair. There were no accessible rooms or campus facilities. The bathrooms barely fit my chair and I couldn’t close the door behind me. In fact, I had to roll from classes all the way back to my dorm room to use the bathroom.