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How To Make Your Office More Accessible

How To Make Your Office More Accessible

For the most part, I’ve settled into my job (still wild to say!) and my office. I’m still getting used to my new schedule and just the fact that every day I have somewhere to be. Sometimes it reminds me of college, and I still feel like […]

Drug Screening Discrimination

Drug Screening Discrimination

So, something wild happened. I got a job! I know, I know. It’s a little hard to believe. It only took me 22 months, but I am officially an employed adult. It’s only a part-time 90 day contract, but it could lead to a permanent […]

Fighting Feelings of Isolation

Fighting Feelings of Isolation

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how my disability and feelings of isolation go hand in hand. Sometimes I feel like I live in an invisible prison or on my own planet, and yeah I’m aware how emo that makes me sound. I grew up shopping […]

Reclaiming ‘Cripple’

Reclaiming ‘Cripple’

From a fairly young age, I found that humor was the best way to combat all the weird interactions that come with being in a wheelchair. I hated people tiptoeing around me, I hated people thinking that because I sat in a chair and had […]

Disability in Horror Movies

Disability in Horror Movies

I’m a big fan of horror movies. Not the gory stuff like Saw, mostly just the spooky jump scares and haunted house kinda films. I like the suspense, I like the cheesy predictability, and I love a good ghost story. I’ll be the first to […]

Craving Independence

Craving Independence

In college, my professor made us take a bunch of personality tests, and I remember having to answer whether I was a dependent or an independent person for some essay that I’m sure I was dreading. I remember having no idea how to answer because either […]

10 Things You Need to Know About Muscular Dystrophy

10 Things You Need to Know About Muscular Dystrophy

All my life, people have loved to ask me why I’m in a wheelchair. And all my life, people have been confused when I’ve told them I have Muscular Dystrophy. I didn’t realize that so few people knew about my disease. I mean we have […]

The Problem with ‘Wheelchair-Bound’

The Problem with ‘Wheelchair-Bound’

I still remember the day I brought my first power wheelchair home. I remember the feeling of absolute giddiness. For the first time in my entire life, I didn’t need help to get around. I didn’t have to struggle. I could go from one end […]

10 Things I’ve learned from being in a wheelchair

10 Things I’ve learned from being in a wheelchair

We all learn from the world around us. Our parents teach us about growing up and how to avoid their past mistakes. Teachers give us our education. We learn loyalty, kindness, and how to support the people we love from our friends and family. The […]

Finding my place in the online disabled community

Finding my place in the online disabled community

I have never experienced life without a disability. My disease was present at birth. I never took my first steps or learned to ride a bike. I also never knew any other way of life. My disabled body is my normal and it has been […]