Accessibility features that would change my life

Accessibility features that would change my life

I was talking with someone the other day about how a lot of standard accessibility features don’t really work for me. A room or building might be ADA compliant, but it’s still not actually accessible for me. Which makes sense, when you think about it.…

Answering 11 common questions about muscular dystrophy

Answering 11 common questions about muscular dystrophy

When it comes to disability, it’s been my experience that most people are either afraid to ask questions or will be completely shameless and ask way too many super invasive, personal questions. While I definitely prefer the first kind of person, the common thread is…

Why I can’t travel

Why I can’t travel

Travel is the one thing that really bums me out on a regular basis. Because it’s one of the things I want to do more than anything in the world – and something I can’t do because I’m disabled. I have never taken a trip…

30 More fun things to do while homebound

30 More fun things to do while homebound

Without a doubt, one of my most popular posts has been 30 fun things to do while homebound. I’m not homebound full time, but I have been before. And I do still spend the vast majority of my time in my apartment. It gets boring…

What disability pride means to me

What disability pride means to me

Being proud of my disability isn’t always easy and I know that it’s confusing to a lot of people. But it’s not about actually loving my disease or enjoying the experience of having muscular dystrophy. Sometimes it’s hard for me to actually explain, because it’s…

19 Things I could have never done #withoutmywheelchair

19 Things I could have never done #withoutmywheelchair

July is disability pride month, and what better way to celebrate than to celebrate my wheelchair! I recently got a new chair (her name is Edna) after a long, difficult process and I’m excited about all the adventures she’ll take me on in the next…

4 disabled lgbtq+ creators AND 4 ways to make pride more accessible

4 disabled lgbtq+ creators AND 4 ways to make pride more accessible

It’s the last day of June aka pride month, which like, HOW are we halfway through the year?! I’m definitely scraping by at the last minute, but I couldn’t let the month pass me by without at least one pride themed post! So much progress…

Meet my new wheelchair!

Meet my new wheelchair!

Y’all… almost a year later and it finally happened. My new wheelchair was approved and delivered! She’s here and she’s pink. Like, super pink. She’s also got some fun new features and is a different kind of chair that I’ve never used before. If you…

5 Things only part time wheelchair users understand

5 Things only part time wheelchair users understand

People use wheelchairs for many different reasons and not everyone needs to use them full-time. Some people who have physical disabilities are able to walk with crutches and may only need them for long distances while others may have severe joint pain. When you are…

Times I got it wrong about disability

Times I got it wrong about disability

I didn’t really find my way to the disabled community until I was in college. Towards the tail end of it, even. In high school, I was online heavily like every other teenager, but I didn’t seek out people like me. To be honest, I…