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

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

Have you been shamed for taking medication?

When you are disabled or chronically ill taking medication will most likely be part of your life. Medications are what you need to functions but unfortunately, most people who aren't disabled or chronically ill don't understand that. All they see is us popping pills so they will start asking us questions like have you tried … Continue reading Have you been shamed for taking medication?

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

Prepping for hurricanes when you’re disabled

Prepping for a hurricane when you are disabled can cause a lot of anxiety. There is a lot of things disabled people have to think about that abled do not and it makes a lot of people nervous. Within the next couple of days, hurricane Dorian is expected to hit Florida(which is the area I … Continue reading Prepping for hurricanes when you’re disabled

How teachers can better connect with their disabled students

When I was in school I always felt left out because there was always some activity I couldn't do. Very rarely were their appropriate modifications so most of the time I just ended up watching my classmates do some fun activity.  Finding friends was difficult because my classmates always thought I was the weird girl … Continue reading How teachers can better connect with their disabled students