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Overcoming the Challenges of Finding #AccessibleHousing

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.”

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Love My Disability Tinder

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.

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Coaching Helps Unlock Your Best #LifeOnWheels

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.

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Crime and Disability: Sex Crimes

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.

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