You know what’s sad about the majority of the disabled community? We’re okay with the bottom of the barrel representation we get in congress with the … Read the rest
“Gimp Gatherings”: Organized Vigilante Style Advocacy
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 … Read the rest
Disabled Parking: How Disappointing is the Current System! Swallow a Few of These Facts
The more information I gather on disabled parking, the more I am disappointed in the current system.
Swallow a few of these facts:
The total number of disabled parking plates and placards have nearly DOUBLED
This One Goes Out To All My Tets…The All Too Familiar Awkward Hand Shake
When I was first injured at the fifth cervical vertebrae I was categorized as a quadriplegic because I have paralysis in all four limbs. That paralysis includes my hands, which means I can’t move my … Read the rest
Politicians Determining The Needs Of Disabled Individuals Is Pure Arrogance
As I was waiting on hold to pay a $9,482.06 hospital bill I was opening up my mail to find another bill from my catheter supply company for $1,261.15. My jaw dropped, $1,261.15 to pee … Read the rest
My Road to Recovery After Betrayal…and The One Tinder Date That Rebuilt My Trust in Love
It seems like a lifetime ago I was candidly writing about my adventure back in the world of dating after a failed marriage. If you’ve read any of my writing prior you’ll know I’m not … Read the rest
When I’m sad and hurting, I need love and encouragement, as we all do. The question is how can we offer the help needed effectively to all… Read the rest
As a Quadriplegic, I too Have Considered Suicide, Why I Choose to “Live Boldly” Instead
With the movie, “Me Before You” coming out, the topic of assisted suicide seems appropriate. I remember the first time I saw the actual list of Dr. Kevorkian’s patients and their ailments. We … Read the rest
Voices of the Community: My Wheelchair is My Legs, When it Breaks it IS an Emergency!
My wheelchair replaces my legs because they retired in 2003. I rely on it for 100% of my daily mobility. THERE IS NO REPLACEMENT FOR MY WHEELCHAIR. Time to pee? Not without my wheelchair. Time … Read the rest
Don’t Take Discrimination Sitting Down! Educate yourself on the Law
The law has become an unrecognizable language to people, also known as “legalese.” It’s astonishing, and I cannot believe how complacent we are as Americans with our outdated and discriminatory legal system. People are forced … Read the rest
Handicapped Bathrooms: Use as a Last Resort, unless you Actually Need One!
I went with my boyfriend to Costco yesterday, but before we started shopping I needed to stop by the bathroom. Besides having to use my wheelchair, another condition of my SCI is when I gotta … Read the rest
Voices of the Community: Are all disabilities equal? No, Laziness is Not a Disability
Once again I’m about to piss off some people. Are all disabilities equal? No. Sorry, that’s just not the case. I’m not taking away from the seriousness of everyone’s ailment. However, don’t come up to … Read the rest