Jeremie Phe Thomas Phenom

Ten 4 Life Movement

Let’s face it. As people with physical disabilities, we have it rougher than the able-bodied community. When I hear able-bodied people complain about having rough lives, I roll my eyes and literally roll away. I have no time to hear these whiners. As people with physical disabilities, we can’t shake away our situation but that […]

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Nathasha Alvarez Latina Diva On Wheels

Are Disabled People Accepted In Your Tribe?

    There are times when several thoughts come together at the right time. This post has been incubating in my mind for about a month. It started with one news event, a few personal experiences and a recent Facebook post. Now, I think I am ready to give it birth without lashing out at […]

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Jessica Pelasky is the owner of Plucky's Second Thought

Jessica Pelasky is Plucky’s Second Thought

It’s always awesome to meet another audacious person. Jessica Pelasky, 29, has Osteogenesis Imperfecta and lives in Mansfield, Ohio. She and I began tweeting with one another and I knew I wanted to share her story with the rest of you. It’s not that she’s a super woman who uses a

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Niki Preston is the Two fingered gardener

The Two Fingered Gardener Blooms All Year Long

My name is Niki Preston, also known as The Two Fingered Gardener. I was born with Phocomelia so I have two fingers on my right hand and a tiny little one on my left arm. Both my arms are short and do not bend at all and just for good measure I also have dodgy […]

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Audacity Magazine Nathasha Alvarez

Should People with Physical Disabilities Living On Government Assistance Procreate?

This has not happened in a long time but it’s happening now. I am approached via email about a topic that has been brewing in my mind for a while. About two months ago or so, a fellow Facebook friend sends me a message. She wants to know if  

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Wishbone Awareness Day

Wishbone Awareness Day: Sharing On Facebook

I know my OI people are loving Wishbone Awareness Day all around the world. I know this because we have the Internet to keep us sharing every move we make in our lives. Isn’t that awesome? I love seeing how people with my disability live their lives on a day-to-day basis. I look

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Communications Director for the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program

Higher Education: The Missing Piece in the UN Resolution for Worldwide Disability Rights

As the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) prepares to begin its ninth session April 15 – 19, 2013, are they missing the role that higher education plays in developing social and economic equality?

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Kara Ayers

Desperation Porn: The Impact of Graphic Medical Images on the Disability Community

      As an adult with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), I love the opportunity that social networking affords me to connect with my community. I consider it a gift to welcome a new baby with OI through a flurry of photo comments and I’ve enjoyed witnessing the

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Dear Presidential Candidates, My Vote Counts

It will be over by tomorrow. We will know the results of our presidential election. No more ads. No more pandering to certain groups with promises of a better future.  Can’t wait, right? If you think about it, how would we, the physically disabled community, know how it felt to have our vote courted when […]

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