Tag: disabled community

19 Things I could have never done #withoutmywheelchair

19 Things I could have never done #withoutmywheelchair

July is disability pride month, and what better way to celebrate than to celebrate my wheelchair! I recently got a new chair (her name is Edna) after a long, difficult process and I’m excited about all the adventures she’ll take me on in the next […]

5 Things only part time wheelchair users understand

5 Things only part time wheelchair users understand

People use wheelchairs for many different reasons and not everyone needs to use them full-time. Some people who have physical disabilities are able to walk with crutches and may only need them for long distances while others may have severe joint pain. When you are […]

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, […]

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 […]

6 Things disabled people don’t find helpful

In my experience, people tend to overcomplicate interacting with disabled people. Talking to me shouldn’t be any different than it is talking to anyone else. I’m still just a person! Even with the best of intentions, it’s possible to get things incredibly wrong when it […]

Why it sucks that Bryan Cranston is playing a disabled character

Why it sucks that Bryan Cranston is playing a disabled character

A few days ago as I was scrolling through my timeline, I saw a tweet advertising Bryan Cranston’s new movie ‘The Upside’. Until then, I hadn’t heard anything about it but I’m a big fan of his, so I was excited to see his name […]

3 Steps to living a happier life with your disability

3 Steps to living a happier life with your disability

Having a disability can and will complicate your life in a myriad of ways. From the diagnosis itself to just the logistics of navigating life with that diagnosis, you’ve got a lot to think about. But when in doubt, I’ll always be here reminding you […]

Little ways to make asking for help just a little easier

Little ways to make asking for help just a little easier

Every day, all day, I ask for help. So you’d think I’d be totally comfortable with it by now. Nope! Not even close. Asking for help always puts you in a vulnerable position and even if everything goes perfectly, it can still feel a little […]