Tag: accessibility

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…

4 disabled lgbtq+ creators AND 4 ways to make pride more accessible

4 disabled lgbtq+ creators AND 4 ways to make pride more accessible

It’s the last day of June aka pride month, which like, HOW are we halfway through the year?! I’m definitely scraping by at the last minute, but I couldn’t let the month pass me by without at least one pride themed post! So much progress…

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…

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…

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 life at the moment – 2.10.19

My life at the moment – 2.10.19

Happy Sunday, friends! I hope that you’re having a good weekend and not too stressed about work tomorrow. How about a little catch up? A few months ago, my brother got a job and we decided to go out to celebrate. It was my mom…

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…

Is online activism a thing?

Is online activism a thing?

A big part of activism is going to marches and protests, or simply getting out and talking to people to spread whatever message it is that you’re trying to help. But when you’re disabled, that’s not always possible. I’ve seen a lot of people discuss…

5 things to know when getting accommodations in school

5 things to know when getting accommodations in school

When I look back on my years at school, I’m mostly just amazed that I survived waking up at 5 am every day and was a functional human being by 7. I have no idea how I managed that, and I do not envy kids…

It’s okay to be angry

It’s okay to be angry

Last week, I wrote a small thread on Twitter. I was frustrated because it’d been a hard week. My wheelchair needs repaired, and insurance had denied it because I was already denied LAST YEAR. Yeah, that was literally their reasoning. “We already said no, stop…