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How to prepare for a hurricane when you’re disabled

How to prepare for a hurricane when you’re disabled

It’s hurricane season here in the sunshine state, which means it’s time for storm prepping! A lot of people wait until they know a storm is actually coming, my family included. After the wreck that was Irma, I’ve learned it’s best not to put it […]

Dear disabled girls

Dear disabled girls

Dear disabled girls, Hey, you. I think there are a few things you need to know. I’m not here to preach or be a know-it-all, just to share a few things I definitely needed to hear when I was younger but never did. First of […]

5 Assistive technologies to help disabled and chronically ill people in the workplace

5 Assistive technologies to help disabled and chronically ill people in the workplace

There’s a common belief that disabled and chronically ill people can’t work. That, or they need extreme accommodations to be able to work. While that might be true for some (and that’s totally okay!), many people just need something as easy as an affordable piece […]

How disability friendly is your workplace?

How disability friendly is your workplace?

You may not have even thought about how well the business you run or the place where you work caters for those with disabilities or those with particular needs. Unless you have a disability yourself or work with someone who does, there’s a good chance […]

Knowing your rights when you have a disability

Knowing your rights when you have a disability

When you have a disability, you can often feel isolated from the rest of society. It becomes super easy to feel like you don’t have the freedom or rights to do what everybody else can do. This couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s just […]

Should we ban plastic straws?

Should we ban plastic straws?

There’s been a lot of talk about whether restaurants, cafes, bars, and other public spaces should stop providing plastic straws, and whether they should be banned altogether. Public outcry over seemingly unnecessary plastic goods is no new thing, and the ‘convenience’ items under fire almost […]

Don’t tell me the only disability in life is a bad attitude

Don’t tell me the only disability in life is a bad attitude

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude” has got to be one of the absolute worst phrases I’ve ever heard in my life. It’s so ridiculous that my first reaction is to just laugh at it, which I have… many times. When I’m […]

5 ways you can actually help disabled people

5 ways you can actually help disabled people

When abled people interact with disabled people, they often feel like they need to do something to help. While that’s a great thing at its core and I always appreciate a helping hand, there are times when someone with good intentions might do more harm than good simply […]

The truth about “living off” SSI

The truth about “living off” SSI

Everyone seems to be incredibly opinionated about programs like SSI and the people who rely on them. Some are for it, a lot are really angry about it, and most really don’t understand it. My family has relied on SSI and Medicaid my entire life, […]

Guest Post: 5 Things I want people to know about Spina Bifida

Guest Post: 5 Things I want people to know about Spina Bifida

Hi, friends! Today, I wanted to do something a little bit different on my blog. I asked one of my best friends, Sarah, to write a post about Spina Bifida. Sarah and I are constantly learning from each other because our disabilities are so different. […]