When was the last time you went into a dressing room at your local department store? If you are abled that is probably not a big deal but if you are disabled not having an accessible dressing room can be a huge problem. Last week my sister Kim took me to the mall and it … Continue reading Why I Have Been Discouraged From Shopping A JCPenney’s
When you are disabled it is harder to make friends than if you were abled. People with disabilities, are judged before you even have had a conversation with them. A lot of the time an abled person will see a wheelchair and judge that person. I will share with you some of my personal experiences … Continue reading Do You Struggle To Make Friends Because Of Your Disability?
Over the course of my life, people have said a few rude remarks that some people may find helpful but actually, it’s very insulting. I will share with you some of the remarks that have been said to me over time so you can avoid saying these things. You should consider speech therapy-I have a … Continue reading Rude Remarks People Have Said To Me Because Of My Disability
Pretty much all of my friends are disabled but it is not because I have something against abled friends. It is because I click better with the disabled and have had a couple bad experiences with abled friends. I will share a few things on why having abled friends is tough. Unsympathetic when running them … Continue reading Why Having Abled Friends Can Be Difficult
One of the most annoying phrases that abled people say to the disabled is that “you’re so inspiring!” In most cases, when they tell a person with a disability they are inspiring it is because they think they need a compliment. Here a few reasons why you should not tell a person with a disability … Continue reading You’re So Inspiring!
One of my readers approached me and said “hey Sarah I loved your tips on how to move on when a long-lasting friendship falls apart” could you do something on qualities of good abled friends? That got me thinking what a great idea because although I have had a few friendships not work out I … Continue reading Qualities Of Good Abled Friends
It can be very frustrating when I am out in public and I can’t get in the bathroom because it is being occupied by someone who is not disabled. Here is why you should not use the accessible bathroom if you are not disabled. It’s usually the only one with enough space for a wheelchair … Continue reading Why People Who Aren’t Disabled Shouldn’t Use The Handicapped Bathroom
Some tasks an abled person may do without thinking but for some disabled people, those tasks are either not possible or can only be done with assistance. An abled person might view these things as simple tasks but a disabled person who cannot do them may see it a little differently. Here are a few … Continue reading Privileges Abled People Take For Granted
If you are disabled or are very close with someone who is you may choose to share your experiences about your disability but unfortunately more often than not these experiences are not taken seriously by most people. Parents, grandparents, and siblings of disabled children may have more knowledge on a specific disability than an average … Continue reading Why Should You Listen To The Disabled Community?
Tomorrow is Halloween and most people will be dressing up in their favorite costumes but for those of you who don’t have a costume, you may be looking for something easy like dressing up like a disabled person. Is it okay to dress up like a disabled person? If you are not disabled then no … Continue reading Should You Dress Up As A Disabled Person For Halloween?