As the 30 minute mark passed while waiting on hold for Blue Cross and Blue Shield my mind started to wander. I opened up an old hard drive of my mother’s with photos spanning back … Read the rest
The World Health Association reports that 77 million people in the world require a wheelchair, but only 7 million have access to one. Of the 70 million people who do not have access to a … Read the rest
I had always been nonconforming (to say the least). Anyone who knew me would agree that I could always find logical reasons for why a rule was meant to be broken. “It’s not hurting anyone”, … Read the rest
My name is Gina, and I suffered a spinal cord injury at 18 years old which left me a quadriplegic and full-time wheelchair user. As a result I require a vehicle that is equipped with … Read the rest
Awareness is a wonderful thing; and when it is used to illuminate a need within a group, it becomes an inspiration.
It is appropriate that we celebrate Veterans today. With a single word –Veteran – … Read the rest
Years ago, after the ADA was passed and signed into law, I was recruited to work at a major national corporation as a Human Resources Specialist after having rolled into the SVP of Human Resources’ … Read the rest
“Oh, you poor person with a disability…”
No really, people with disabilities are poor and they don’t have many options.
I call it forced poverty…and that forced poverty … Read the rest