Times I got it wrong about disability

Times I got it wrong about disability

I didn’t really find my way to the disabled community until I was in college. Towards the tail end of it, even. In high school, I was online heavily like every other teenager, but I didn’t seek out people like me. To be honest, I…

5 Easy ways to include your disabled friends

5 Easy ways to include your disabled friends

Most of my friends are abled, which is how it’s been pretty much my entire life. Ever since I was a kid, I was usually the only one in a wheelchair in class or in a group of friends. If there was another disabled person,…

Why I quit my job

Why I quit my job

After job hunting for nearly two years, I honestly couldn’t explain to you the feeling of relief that washed over me when I heard that someone wanted to hire me. Like, I almost didn’t even believe it. It took weeks for it to fully sink…

5 Interabled couples that will make you swoon! #100outof100

5 Interabled couples that will make you swoon! #100outof100

Recently, Dr. Phil (ugh, I know, just stay with me) aired an episode featuring an interabled couple. The man was disabled and his girlfriend was responsible for his day to day care. In this episode, he told the struggling couple that the reason for all…

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…

5 ways to support a loved one with a rare disease

5 ways to support a loved one with a rare disease

Today is Rare Disease Day, which was created to raise awareness for rare diseases and the people who live with them. I was diagnosed with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy when I was a baby, which is a rare neuromuscular disease. If you want to learn more…

Why I wish I could redo my college years

Why I wish I could redo my college years

When I graduated from high school, I wasn’t excited about college. I was just excited to be done with high school. While my classmates and friends would excitedly chatter about which university they’d been accepted to, I’d stay quiet and smile. I didn’t have the…

My experience with dating apps as a disabled woman

My experience with dating apps as a disabled woman

Being single at 27 can really suck sometimes. Not that I think there’s anything wrong with being single at all, because there’s tons of times when I’m actually grateful to be so. But when you see your friends getting engaged, married, having kids, starting like……

How to be happier and more productive with a disability

How to be happier and more productive with a disability

Living with a disability looks different for everyone. My brother and I have the same diagnosis and have pretty different experiences. But regardless of your disability, you might find that it’s hard for you to do things that come easily for others. Which can feel…

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…