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?
Sometimes when you are out in public, you may see a wheelchair user or someone on crutches that is clearly disabled and you may be wondering what is their disability? Is it appropriate to go up to a total stranger and just ask them what their disability is? The answer is no it’s not! Some … Continue reading How Do You Ask A Disabled Person About Their Disability?
I am always looking for new movies about disabled people but to be totally honest every time I watch one about a disabled person I am very disappointed. Filmmakers do not hire actual disabled people to play disabled characters but instead, they hire abled people to play them so that makes these movies very unrealistic … Continue reading How Filmmakers Can Make Movies With Disabled Characters Better
When you are disabled it can be really frustrating to find employment! Often times when you are going into an interview as a disabled person who has some physical challenges you are often turned down because of your disability. You may have all the qualifications but because of your disability, some employers make false assumptions … Continue reading Six Myths Of Hiring Disabled People
My last friendship did not end well because one of my friends did not understand my migraines and she thought they could be easily treated through medication. Instead of asking me for more information about my disability she assumed Hydrocephalus wasn’t a thing and called me psycho and accused me of making up a disability … Continue reading When Friends Don’t Believe Your Disablity Exists
Wheelchair users are often very frustrated by some of the things that are said or done by abled people. Abled people often times don’t mean to frustrate wheelchair users but more often than not that is what they end up doing without realizing it. I am only a part-wheelchair so there aren’t quite as many … Continue reading Seven Things That Annoy Wheelchair Users
There are a lot of different terms people use to identify a disabled person but to be honest I don’t like most of them. Most of the terms that are used to identify a disabled person I think are very negative and I don’t prefer to identify myself in that way. People still do identify … Continue reading Special Needs, Differently Abled, Crippled? Why I Don’t Like These Terms
When you are disabled or chronically ill people will give you advice all the time! Sometimes it’s good advice that you may want to take and sometimes it is absolutely terrible advice that I would highly suggest that you don’t take. Some people just want to help but they don’t realize they are not helping! … Continue reading Bad Advice People Have Given Me
The world we live in is not accessible for disabled people! Disabled people are always having to workaround inaccessibility and it is really frustrating because some of the things we struggle with because of inaccessibility are not fair and would be so easy fix if we would just take the time to listen to disabled … Continue reading How Can The World Be More Accessible?