Disability

How I get ready in the morning

How I get ready in the morning

There’s a lot of curiosity surrounding disabled people and what our lives are like. When people learn about muscular dystrophy they sort of picture my life as being pretty unpleasant. But I think a lot of people would be surprised to see that a day […]

6 Things disabled people don’t find helpful

In my experience, people tend to overcomplicate interacting with disabled people. Talking to me shouldn’t be any different than it is talking to anyone else. I’m still just a person! Even with the best of intentions, it’s possible to get things incredibly wrong when it […]

Why it sucks that Bryan Cranston is playing a disabled character

Why it sucks that Bryan Cranston is playing a disabled character

A few days ago as I was scrolling through my timeline, I saw a tweet advertising Bryan Cranston’s new movie ‘The Upside’. Until then, I hadn’t heard anything about it but I’m a big fan of his, so I was excited to see his name […]

3 Steps to living a happier life with your disability

3 Steps to living a happier life with your disability

Having a disability can and will complicate your life in a myriad of ways. From the diagnosis itself to just the logistics of navigating life with that diagnosis, you’ve got a lot to think about. But when in doubt, I’ll always be here reminding you […]

Little ways to make asking for help just a little easier

Little ways to make asking for help just a little easier

Every day, all day, I ask for help. So you’d think I’d be totally comfortable with it by now. Nope! Not even close. Asking for help always puts you in a vulnerable position and even if everything goes perfectly, it can still feel a little […]

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 […]