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Four massive expenses that disabled people are stuck with

Four massive expenses that disabled people are stuck with

When you grow up one of the first things you learn is how hard it is to keep your costs of living at a manageable level. When you have a disability it can be even harder because there are so many extra costs that come along […]

4 Things disabled people want you to know

4 Things disabled people want you to know

Conversations between abled and disabled people don’t need to be awkward or anything out of the norm, but a lot of times they end up being strained. The other day when I was at Target a girl was staring at me and when I locked […]

Adventures in a loaner chair

Adventures in a loaner chair

Currently I’m typing this post from the comfort (lol not so much) of a loaner chair. It’s a bright red Jazzy, perfect for any grandma. Or apparently me, who can no longer rely on their own chair to get them to and from work. I’ve […]

I am more than my productivity

I am more than my productivity

I am more than my productivity. My worth as a human being is not determined by how much money I earn or how much work I complete. Whether or not this sounds silly to you, this is something that I have to remind myself on […]

What happens when you can’t use your wheelchair?

What happens when you can’t use your wheelchair?

The past several months have been unrelentingly stressful because of my little old wheelchair breaking down. It started in the summer. I’d stop driving for a moment, and then the next time I’d go to move – I couldn’t. The lights on the small control […]

Should disabilities be added to the Sims?

Should disabilities be added to the Sims?

Hands down, my favorite game is the Sims. I’ve been obsessed since my friend told me to buy the Sims 2 for my laptop so we could play together while we hung out over AIM. My wallet cries every time a new expansion pack is […]

9 Ridiculous things that make me anxious that only disabled people will understand

9 Ridiculous things that make me anxious that only disabled people will understand

One of my biggest pet peeves in the entire world is the comments you get from people who genuinely believe you can outthink your anxiety. Come on, it’s all in your head.  Just calm down.  You know nothings happening, right? You’re fine.  Stop thinking about […]

“People with disabilities” vs “disabled people”

“People with disabilities” vs “disabled people”

The way we speak about ourselves and each other matters more than we sometimes realize. Subtle changes in our language can make a huge difference when it comes to the impact it has on society. That’s probably why for a lot of people, labels are a powerful thing […]

Is online activism a thing?

Is online activism a thing?

A big part of activism is going to marches and protests, or simply getting out and talking to people to spread whatever message it is that you’re trying to help. But when you’re disabled, that’s not always possible. I’ve seen a lot of people discuss […]

5 things to know when getting accommodations in school

5 things to know when getting accommodations in school

When I look back on my years at school, I’m mostly just amazed that I survived waking up at 5 am every day and was a functional human being by 7. I have no idea how I managed that, and I do not envy kids […]