Disability

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 […]

5 Easy ways to include your disabled friends

5 Easy ways to include your disabled friends

Most of my friends are abled, which is how it’s been pretty much my entire life. Ever since I was a kid, I was usually the only one in a wheelchair in class or in a group of friends. If there was another disabled person, […]

Why I quit my job

Why I quit my job

After job hunting for nearly two years, I honestly couldn’t explain to you the feeling of relief that washed over me when I heard that someone wanted to hire me. Like, I almost didn’t even believe it. It took weeks for it to fully sink […]

5 Interabled couples that will make you swoon! #100outof100

5 Interabled couples that will make you swoon! #100outof100

Recently, Dr. Phil (ugh, I know, just stay with me) aired an episode featuring an interabled couple. The man was disabled and his girlfriend was responsible for his day to day care. In this episode, he told the struggling couple that the reason for all […]

7 Reasons why it’s time to stop accusing people of faking their disability

7 Reasons why it’s time to stop accusing people of faking their disability

Nearly every day I read another story about a disabled person being harassed in a public space for “faking” their disability. As a full time wheelchair user, and someone who’s very visibly affected by my disease, I’m lucky. No one ever really accuses me of […]

5 ways to support a loved one with a rare disease

5 ways to support a loved one with a rare disease

Today is Rare Disease Day, which was created to raise awareness for rare diseases and the people who live with them. I was diagnosed with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy when I was a baby, which is a rare neuromuscular disease. If you want to learn more […]