Lessons I learned from my four abled sisters

There is something that you can learn from pretty much anybody whether they are disabled or abled! Not everyone will be able to give you the same type of advice because some people may have experienced certain things so they won't be qualified to give some pieces of advice. An abled person may not be … Continue reading Lessons I learned from my four abled sisters

Finding the Joy in Physical Fitness

When you are disabled or a wheelchair user you will have limitations to what types of workouts you are able to do but working out is not completely out of the question for some disabled people. Disabled people just do them differently and instead of running on the treadmill to get a good cardio workout … Continue reading Finding the Joy in Physical Fitness

How To Manage Constipation When You’re Disabled

If you have Spina Bifida it is likely you will struggle with constipation at some point because of your limited mobility. People with Spina Bifida don't have the muscles to have bowel movements like an abled person can so they often time have to resort to having medical procedures such as the ACE (stoma to … Continue reading How To Manage Constipation When You’re Disabled

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

“Epilepsy are you doomed?”

Seizures can be scary and sometimes difficult to diagnose because there are so many different types but are totally manageable through medication. I went my whole life and I didn't have any seizures until high school when I started getting them. My seizures have not been easy to diagnose because tests don't always reveal anything … Continue reading “Epilepsy are you doomed?”

How can the world be more accessible?

The world we live in is not accessible for disabled people! Disabled people are always having to workaround inaccessibility and it is really frustrating because some of the things we struggle with because of inaccessibility are not fair and would be so easy fix if we would just take the time to listen to disabled … Continue reading How can the world be more accessible?

Things you may not know about me

Opening up to people has always been really hard for me because of my anxiety and even if you know me personally I don't generally open up to you until I feel that we have some sort of bond and that I can trust you. It doesn't take much for me to lose that trust … Continue reading Things you may not know about me

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

Calming nerves before surgery

No one likes to hear that they need surgery but unfortunately, some of us have to go through quite a few to keep our health from deteriorating!¬† Surgery can cause a lot of anxiety and sometimes it can be tempting to either avoid it altogether or cancel it at the last minute by coming up … Continue reading Calming nerves before surgery

Things you could be doing that could be making a disabled person’s life harder

When you are disabled there are some things you are more aware of than abled person is because you have to be. Since abled people don't struggle as much as people with physical disabilities sometimes they make the life a person with a physical disability harder with realizing it. A disaster can happen to anyone … Continue reading Things you could be doing that could be making a disabled person’s life harder

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