Why did it take a global pandemic for things to become accessible?

Why did it take a global pandemic for things to become accessible?

I keep finding myself asking one question over and over: why did it take a global pandemic for things to become accessible? Obviously, things aren’t perfect. There’s still so much work left to do and it’s not like a flip was switched making the ADA 

I love being disabled and I sometimes hate my disease

I love being disabled and I sometimes hate my disease

Being disabled is something I often celebrate. But here’s something I don’t say a lot: I really hate some of things muscular dystrophy does to me. Muscle cramps suck. Getting exhausted after moving 3 things off your desk is unendingly frustrating. Feeling like something should 

Disability Employment Awareness Month 2019

Disability Employment Awareness Month 2019

October is Disability Employment Awareness month! In true Karly fashion, I’m slipping this post in right at the last minute. Anyway, working for me has been a real stressful ride. I have a job, one I really like and am extremely grateful for. But it 

Why I can’t travel

Why I can’t travel

Travel is the one thing that really bums me out on a regular basis. Because it’s one of the things I want to do more than anything in the world – and something I can’t do because I’m disabled. I have never taken a trip 

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