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Bad Moments...Not Bad Days

It’s no secret that things have been rough for me lately. Not only have I had to face one of my biggest fears, but I have been surrounded by it. 844 more words


I Want Spectacular!

It is something I vowed that I would never do again. There have been too many bad experiences in the past. And besides, it takes away my power.  1,033 more words


"Drop and Give Me Twenty..."

It was over twenty years ago, and I was a “fresh out of grad school” rookie, eager to do well in my first real job. Although it meant moving from the town where I had attended college and gotten my master’s degree, a few weeks after graduation I accepted a position at Independence, Inc., a Center for Independent Living in Lawrence, Kansas. 694 more words


Simply Inclusion...

I will say it repeatedly until there is nobody left to tell. A world where everyone is treated like equals and disability is seen as a difference instead of a weakness is the world I strive for. 722 more words


A Lesson in "Parking"

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A few years ago, after numerous long discussions with Lee, my wheelchair guy, and a whole lot of soul-searching, I decided to make the switch from using a manual wheelchair around my house to a power one. 729 more words


Go Dance!

As a mentor, he came into my life at the perfect time.

When I was fourteen years old, I joined a sports team for people with disabilities.  814 more words


Why It Matters

There were several videos I watched about the protests.  I was fascinated.  10 protesters with disabilities from the Colorado chapter of ADAPT (a disability rights organization) sat in the lobby of Senator Cory Garner’s office for 59 hours (In those 59 hours many laid on the floor and didn’t respond to questions. 1,046 more words