How friends and family can be more supportive of someone in pain

When you have a family or friends that live with pain, you want to be supportive and do your best to try and understand what they are going through because the truth is they need your support! If you don't live with pain it can be difficult to see where they are coming from so … Continue reading How friends and family can be more supportive of someone in pain

Lessons I want you to take away from my blog

When you start a blog and don't have many posts up it is very easy to remember each message of each blog post! Eventually, you will get to a point where I am at and have well over two hundred posts and some of those messages will be forgotten. Sometimes the messages in a blog … Continue reading Lessons I want you to take away from my blog

How filmmakers get disability wrong

Disabled people are one of the most underrepresented groups in films and on television. It is so hard to find a decent movie with a disabled character that has a half-decent storyline that it is kind of discouraging. Most storylines that have movies with disabled characters are total garbage are just not reality and would … Continue reading How filmmakers get disability wrong

How I know you are lying about your Spina Bifida diagnosis

Sometimes when I am talking with another wheelchair user the first thing that comes to mind is "I also have Spina Bifida. Some people think that if we have the same disability we can connect better with each and will have more to talk about. What some people don't realize is when you are lying … Continue reading How I know you are lying about your Spina Bifida diagnosis

Why I’m not doing Blogtober

  If you are a blogger you have probably heard of Blogtober and maybe you are thinking about doing it. For those of you who don't blog and don't know what  Blogtober is it's just like it sounds it's when bloggers all over the world write blog posts every day for the entire month of … Continue reading Why I’m not doing Blogtober

Bad advice people have given me

  When you are disabled or chronically ill people will give you advice all the time! Sometimes it's good advice that you may want to take and sometimes it is absolutely terrible advice that I would highly suggest that you don't take. Some people just want to help but they don't realize they are not … Continue reading Bad advice people have given me

A few things that 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 … Continue reading A few things that my disability has taken from me

How to tell your tell child they are not getting better

One of the toughest things other than being by my bedside through countless surgeries and putting my life in the hands of a physician that my parents had to discuss with me was that I was not going to get better. Most parents of disabled children will need to have this conversation because kids will … Continue reading How to tell your tell child they are not getting better

Life Lessons only a disabled person can teach you

There are many life lessons that you will learn throughout your life! Some you will learn the hard way some you will never learn and continuously do the same mistake over and over again! That is the beauty of life there are so many lessons to be learned there is never a dull moment!  Both … Continue reading Life Lessons only a disabled person can teach you

Guest post: Three times inaccessibility had a negative impact on my life

  Accessibility does not end at ramps and when you are not easily accessible for a disabled person we feel excluded and it can have a huge negative impact on us. There have been a few times when Karly has had to deal with inaccessibility and today she explains how it negatively affected her. Growing … Continue reading Guest post: Three times inaccessibility had a negative impact on my life

How I learned to accept my disability

When you have a permanent disability that has no cure such as Spina Bifida it can be very difficult to come to terms with your disability and accept it. Coming to terms with your disability is so important with any disability because if you don't you will never be happy. Wishing you were abled is … Continue reading How I learned to accept my disability

How filmmakers can make movies with disabled characters better

I am always looking for new movies about disabled people but to be totally honest every time I watch one about a disabled person I am very disappointed. Filmmakers do not hire actual disabled people to play disabled characters but instead, they hire abled people to play them so that makes these movies very unrealistic … Continue reading How filmmakers can make movies with disabled characters better