Activities that are not the same for the disabled

Sometimes I will go somewhere or do something with my sisters just to have bonding time. In reality, it's just not the same for me because of my disability! Saying no every time they ask me to hang out is just selfish because even though I may not be having as much fun I am … Continue reading Activities that are not the same for the disabled

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Why you shouldn’t use a handicapped parking sticker if you do not need it

I cannot tell you how many times I have gone out and all the handicapped spots are filled. Chances are, most of them are probably being occupied by someone who is not disabled. Using a handicapped sticker or taking an accessible space just because you want a closer parking spot is not only lazy but … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t use a handicapped parking sticker if you do not need it

Independence is a beautiful thing

When you are disabled you want to try to be as independent as possible. Being independent makes it so you can do many things by yourself. There are a number of reasons why independence is important, and I will explain why. Embarrassment-  When you are a young disabled child and can't do that much for yourself you don't … Continue reading Independence is a beautiful thing

Office work with Spina Bifida

There are many things you have to consider when applying for office work or administrative jobs. If you are put in a position without the necessary accommodations, it can be a complete disaster. Here is how an office job would differ between a non-disabled person and a disabled person. Tight Spaces A non-disabled person may … Continue reading Office work with Spina Bifida

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

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