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5 Things to think about when going to a concert in a wheelchair

5 Things to think about when going to a concert in a wheelchair

Music has always been one of the most important influences in my life. I can remember getting Backstreet Boys tapes to play in my boombox, and then cds for my discman when I was just a little older. I remember when I was 10 and […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Muscular Dystrophy feels like

What Muscular Dystrophy feels like

A lot of people that I meet or talk to about my disability have never heard of it. Those who have heard of it often don’t really know much beyond the name. I usually just throw out some generic line about having weak muscles, but obviously, […]

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 […]

Guilt associated with your disability

Guilt associated with your disability

My friend mentioned to me on NYE that in 2018 she wants to stop apologizing for things that aren’t her fault/out of her control. What up Sam, you inspired a post while you were drunk off champagne! Thanks for that. I’ve been thinking about that pretty […]

I am literally always tired

I am literally always tired

I can’t even think about the fact that 2018 is next week. That just feels wrong and scary and way too futuristic. Remember when we were kids and we thought by 2020 we’d have flying cars and everything would be spacey and chrome? I’m having […]

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 […]