As a woman with a disability, I was victimized more than once. I first had to learn not to blame myself. Then how to protect myself.
Trigger/Content Warning: Rape and Sexual Assault
When I was in law school, on Valentine’s Day, I spent the day protesting the holiday with my best friend, as both of us were single. He … Read the rest
We asked some of the most prominent and successful wheelers in our community to share wheelchair life hacks that they use to make life easier, more productive, or more joyful.
I am still me, not the girl in the wheelchair
There is so much I could tell you. Things we used to talk about but now we don’t even talk. I still remember the times we went for food at 11p.m. or the times we just sat on my bed listening to music and we never said a word to … Read the rest
There are so many wheely awesome things in the world, where to begin? In our Sixth installment of Wheelie Favorite Things, we’ve chosen some things to make you roll smoother and slicker,
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The ableist, ignorant, and dangerously discriminatory comments from the female OB-GYN on a popular daytime program shows just how far we all must go to educate the public about disability.
How to Train a Service Dog: Part One
I was contemplating making a move to a big city but found myself feeling overwhelmed and unsafe due to the strangers who kept approaching me. As both a woman and a wheelchair user, I felt particularly vulnerable (“sitting duck’ was a term someone so generously offered) and I knew it was only … Read the rest
Disabled Girls Can Be Sexy
Through my experience as an able body woman and now living with a disability, I realized disabled girls could be sexy just like any other able-body girl. Sexiness comes in all different ways, shapes, forms and sizes.
As my children grew and I continued to be deconstructed and reconstructed, I realized that the solution to my problem was none other than me.
My son and daughter have developmental delays in speech as well as gross motor and fine motor delays. Due to my background as a school psychologist, I knew there was a 50% chance that my … Read the rest
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.
I guess the best way to start this is to tell you a … Read the rest