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Disability

What I wish my teachers had told me

What I wish my teachers had told me

When I was in school, it was wildly apparent that my teachers really had no idea what to do with disabled students. There weren’t very many of us, and even fewer of us in mainstream classes. So, when I showed up they didn’t know how […]

5 Trends that aren’t for disabled people

5 Trends that aren’t for disabled people

Let’s just get it out of the way real quick: the world isn’t designed for disabled people. I mean, some could argue that it’s often designed to actively exclude disabled people, but that’s not the point of this post. It kind of blows my mind […]

How my disability fuels my anxiety

How my disability fuels my anxiety

In a lot of ways, my disability feeds my anxiety. When you have a disease that progresses slowly over time, sometimes it kind of feels like you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. You look at the different ways your body is already being […]

Disabled people NEED disabled friends

Disabled people NEED disabled friends

You know when your life is falling apart and you just need your best friend for five minutes because she’s the only person who can simultaneously call you out on your crap and hold your hand as she talks you off the edge of a […]

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 […]