Why people who aren’t disabled shouldn’t use the handicapped bathroom

It can be very frustrating when I am out in public and I can't get in the bathroom because it is being occupied by someone who is not disabled. Here is why you should not use the accessible bathroom if you are not disabled. It's usually the only one with enough space for a wheelchair … Continue reading Why people who aren’t disabled shouldn’t use the handicapped bathroom

Struggles of a learning disability

Do you have a learning disability? Well, I do and with it comes many challenges. Having a learning disability just means it takes longer for you to understand something. It does not mean that college is completely out of the question. Actually, many with learning disabilities are able to get college degrees they just get … Continue reading Struggles of a learning disability

Life Lessons for guaranteed happiness

Throughout my lifetime I have learned many things that have not only strengthened my friendships but made me a happier person in general. Here are a few life lessons I have learned so far: Friendships aren't everything- If a friend is making you feel bad about yourself, they aren't worth your time. There is no sense in … Continue reading Life Lessons for guaranteed happiness

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

The reason I do not have social skills

I have been asked so many times why I don't really talk in social settings. So, here's the truth. I have very bad anxiety. When I am in a setting with a lot of people I get nervous and sometimes panic. It's not that I don't want to talk but a lot of the time, … Continue reading The reason I do not have social skills

Things you should never say to a handicapped person

Sometimes when an abled person says something to a disabled person they have every intention of being helpful but a disabled person sees it as rude and inconsiderate. Having a conversation with your disabled friends is no different than it would be if you had a conversation with one of your abled friends but unfortunately, … Continue reading Things you should never say to a handicapped person

Finding the Joy in Physical Fitness

You may be thinking that if you are either in a wheelchair or walk with crutches that workouts are out of the question. That is where you would be wrong! Disabled people just do them differently. For example, instead of running on a treadmill wheelchair users might push their chairs around the neighborhood. Fitness has always … Continue reading Finding the Joy in Physical Fitness

“Epilepsy are you doomed?”

Let's talk seizures! Yes, they can be very scary but are totally manageable through medication. There are many different types of seizures and some are more serious than others. I was diagnosed with seizures at the age of 18 and took a year for them to get the medication right. It all started when I … Continue reading “Epilepsy are you doomed?”

A little bit about me

Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Sarah. I am a 25-year-old girl and I have Spina Bifida. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a birth defect in which the bones of the spine don't form properly around part of the spinal cord. Spina Bifida varies from person to person and it … Continue reading A little bit about me