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The Passing of HR620

The Passing of HR620

Today I came home from my shift in a good mood, but then I checked Twitter and saw that HR 620 passed. The House of Representatives voted today by a 225-192 margin to undermine the Americans with Disabilities Act. #HR620 — ACLU (@ACLU) February 15, […]

5 Black and Disabled Women You NEED to Follow Right Now!

5 Black and Disabled Women You NEED to Follow Right Now!

As you all probably know, February is Black History Month. I thought pretty hard about the kind of post I wanted to write today that would do this month justice. As a white disabled woman, I know that I have the privilege to be heard […]

Accessibility Wish List

Accessibility Wish List

You know when you get an Uber to your favorite little cafe in the city before heading to the airport to catch your flight? I wouldn’t because nothing in that scenario is accessible for me. It blows my mind that we can have people floating […]

Why I’ll never be a minimalist

Why I’ll never be a minimalist

I am not a minimalist. I love the photos on Pinterest and I wish I could be one of those girls with the bright white room that always looks fresh and clean. A few perfectly green and healthy plants, a few books placed just right, […]

5 Things to never say to your disabled coworker

5 Things to never say to your disabled coworker

Here’s a question: why, in 2018, do people still seem to lose the ability to have a normal conversation with someone who has a disability? What is it about my wheelchair that causes random people to forget what manners are or what acceptable small talk […]

How my disability is teaching me to be more body positive

How my disability is teaching me to be more body positive

Feeling good, like genuinely good and not just a ‘hey I took a good selfie’ good, about your body is freaking hard. Especially with social media. Everywhere you look, you’re bombarded with beautiful people and we’re always our own worst critics, so we compare. If […]

Guilt associated with your disability

Guilt associated with your disability

My friend mentioned to me on NYE that in 2018 she wants to stop apologizing for things that aren’t her fault/out of her control. What up Sam, you inspired a post while you were drunk off champagne! Thanks for that. I’ve been thinking about that pretty […]

I am literally always tired

I am literally always tired

I can’t even think about the fact that 2018 is next week. That just feels wrong and scary and way too futuristic. Remember when we were kids and we thought by 2020 we’d have flying cars and everything would be spacey and chrome? I’m having […]

When comparing yourself to others becomes harmful

When comparing yourself to others becomes harmful

I fall into the trap of comparing myself to others far too often. Like, it’s almost embarrassing how often. I always tell people ‘forget about everyone else, life isn’t a race or competition’ but I can never seem to follow that advice myself. It’s an […]

2017 Disability Gift Guide!

2017 Disability Gift Guide!

Christmas shopping is easily one of the best parts of the year. I’m obsessed with gift giving to the point where it’s almost a sickness. I get it from my mom, and I didn’t stand a chance. Few things beat the feeling you get when […]