Advice For The Newly Disabled

Living with a disability is frustrating but eventually you become used to because it's everything you know but what's even more frustrating is when you aren't disabled and become that way! Anyone can become disabled and all it takes is to get in a horrendous car crash or to become ill for your life to … Continue reading Advice For The Newly Disabled

Why I Celebrate Assistive Devices

Mobility aids and assistive devices infinitely improve the lives of disabled and chronically people but unfortunately many don’t see it that way. When people see someone using an assistive device there is so much negativity around them and people often assume around lives are horrible because of our devices but it’s because of them that … Continue reading Why I Celebrate Assistive Devices

Do You Struggle To Make Friends Because Of Your Disability?

When you are disabled making friends is really hard because a lot of people think they understand it so they ingore your challenges, try to cure you, or refuse to be friends with you because they think the cure is as simple as be more postive! When a disabled person tells you that we cannot … Continue reading Do You Struggle To Make Friends Because Of Your Disability?

Guest Post: How Muscular Dystrophy Shaped Me As A Person

When you have a disability you will face many challenges but your disability makes you who you are and without it, you would be a completely different person! My friend Karly faces many more challenges than I do but without her disability, she would be and completely different person and we would have never met … Continue reading Guest Post: How Muscular Dystrophy Shaped Me As A Person

Accepting Your Scars: How I Learned To Accept My Scars

When you have a chronic condition sometimes you will have either one big long scar or many small ones from either the result of a medical condition or lots of surgeries to maintain a condition. Whatever the reason is or if you have one or one-hundred scars it is never easy to have to learn … Continue reading Accepting Your Scars: How I Learned To Accept My Scars

How To Help Someone Who Is Feeling Sorry For Themselves

Having a disability can be difficult so, some people feel sorry for themselves and think an abled person’s life is so much better. Avoiding these types of people is not the answer! Here are a few ways to help if you happen to meet someone who feels this way. Educate- Some disabled people legitimately think they … Continue reading How To Help Someone Who Is Feeling Sorry For Themselves

Disability? Embrace It

So many people won’t use the word ‘disabled’ because they think it’s somehow insulting or means we aren’t normal. Well, here are my thoughts on that. Disabled simply means having a condition that restricts your abilities to function physically, mentally, or socially. That’s the definition. A disabled person will not be offended if you call … Continue reading Disability? Embrace It

Special Needs, Differently Abled, Crippled? Why I Don’t Like These Terms

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

A Few Things My Disability Has Taken From Me

Whenever I am out and people see my wheelchair usually someone’s first instinct is your disability doesn’t define who you are or you can do anything you put your mind to. Yes, I’ll give you that my disability doesn’t define who I am as a person. What I will never understand is why you would … Continue reading A Few Things My Disability Has Taken From Me

What I Don’t Love About My Disability

When you are a disability advocate people often think that you love every part of your disability and whenever you show any signs of frustration they are shocked. The truth is as a disabled person you won’t love everything about your disability and some things we just have to learn to live with because we … Continue reading What I Don’t Love About My Disability