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
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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
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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
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