How Filmmakers Get Disability Wrong

Disabled people are one of the most underrepresented groups in films and on television that it is nearly impossible to find a tv show that accurately represents the disabled community. Most movies have the same storyline which is disabled people are depressed and commit suicide or are cured of their disability. You may think that … Continue reading How Filmmakers Get Disability Wrong

How I Manage Tailbone Discomfort

When you have Spina Bifida most people have limited feeling in their feet and tailbone area and while some people may have no feeling at all others are just limited. I have limited sensation in my tailbone area and my feet so I always have to check for sores because I won't know have a … Continue reading How I Manage Tailbone Discomfort

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

How To Lose Weight When You’re Disabled

Disclaimer:  In this post I am going to talk about my journey to weightloss and what it took to get in shape. I am not a dietician or nutritionist and although everything I tell you today worked great for me it may not work for you. I am by no means an expert in weight loss … Continue reading How To Lose Weight When You’re Disabled

How To Improve Your Energy With Chronic Pain

When you have chronic pain you will have good days when you feel like you can do everything and bad days where you feel like you have no energy and just want to take a nap. Sometimes if you don't really have much going on that day you just accept it's not a good day and sleep it off but other days you just have to push through because you have a full day ahead of you. Pain can suck any little energy you may have had right out of you and there is nothing more frustrating than thinking you're going to be super productive and out of nowhere plans change because you don't have energy since your pain is too high. There is nothing you can do to get your energy back on high pain days but there are some things that may help improve your energy just a little bit. In this post I am going to talk about things I do to slightly improve my energy on high pain days so I am not totally unproductive.

How I Finally Became Consistent With Exercise Despite My Chronic Pain

Staying consistent with exercise can be hard for a lot of people but for those with chronic migraines or any type of chronic pain it can be more difficult and many people avoid it because of the fear of physical activity triggering pain. For years I was that way and avoided exercise it was to … Continue reading How I Finally Became Consistent With Exercise Despite My Chronic Pain

Activities That Are Not The Same For Disabled People

When you are disabled sometimes you hang out with your friends not because you know that activity is going to be incredibly but just to see your friends and hang out. A lot of activities are hard for disabled people and not the same experience as they are for abled people but if we are … Continue reading Activities That Are Not The Same For Disabled People

When You Bully Someone With A Someone With A Stoma

Everyone has faced some kind of bullying at some point in their life and if you haven't you are lucky but when you have a stoma you may have to deal with it more than most people. A lot of people just don't understand the struggles of living with a stoma and all they see … Continue reading When You Bully Someone With A Someone With A Stoma

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