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

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Why I’m not doing Blogtober

If you are 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 October. Bloggers … 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 helping! … 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 would … 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

How do you ask a disabled person about their disability?

Sometimes when you are out in public, you may see a wheelchair user or someone on crutches that is clearly disabled and you may be wondering what is their disability? Is it appropriate to go up to a total stranger and just ask them what their disability is? The answer is no it's not! Some … Continue reading How do you ask a disabled person about their disability?

Guest post: Parenting A Child With Disabilities What Adam Has Taught Me

About the Author: Judy Mallette is the mother of three children.  She learned very early on that children, abled or disabled, teach us more than we can ever teach them. The lessons started, and will never really end, on November 16, 1981. Her son, Adam, was a child with severe developmental disabilities compounded by epilepsy, congenital … Continue reading Guest post: Parenting A Child With Disabilities What Adam Has Taught Me

How to help someone who is feeling sorry for themselves

Having a disability can be difficult so, some people feel sorry for themselves and think an abled person's life is so much better. Avoiding these types of people is not the answer! Here are a few ways to help if you happen to meet someone who feels this way. Educate- Some disabled people legitimately think … Continue reading How to help someone who is feeling sorry for themselves