Writing for Audacity Magazine

In Mind, Body & Spirit, Pushing Forward by Karen Lynn0 Comments

It hardly seems possible that I have been writing for Audacity Magazine for well over a year, now. Every article I have written has been a new challenge. Every article, I have written, has been as different as the article before. And every article I write comes from a place of understanding, compassion, and a sincere honesty to enlighten the …

Can You Hear Me Now?

In Features, Mind, Body & Spirit, Pushing Forward by Glenda Barrett0 Comments

At the age of fifty after recovering from a spinal fusion, I was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, a neuromuscular disease that affects the peripheral nerves. Shortly after I was fitted for an ankle brace and later four constructive foot and ankle surgeries. As I coped with all the changes, I noticed people began to treat me differently. Being an independent …

We Can Still Love!

In Features, Mind, Body & Spirit, Pushing Forward by Karen Lynn0 Comments

We are dismissed because our disability is thought to make us stupid. Do you think it is always us? This area of dissection, which is readily unspoken about, is most difficult for the largest part to swallow. It is hard to believe, to the average person’s eye; that there indeed are some very capable people out there with disabilities such …

Peering Eyes Watching

In Features, Mind, Body & Spirit, Pushing Forward by Karen Lynn0 Comments

Having been brought up to believe in the truth and goodness in man kind, I was won over, persuaded, and convinced by these so called experts, in the disabled community. These experts exercised restrained management to try and run other peoples lives, and have complete control and say so over our destination, despite what I truly believed was right for …

Living By Our Own Standards

In Features, Mind, Body & Spirit, Pushing Forward by Sean Dineen1 Comment

Society’s attitudes towards the disabled on that subject have some changing to do still I am afraid. I myself am an adjunct history professor, working on a doctoral degree. This degree is the only possible way for me, to be financially independent. In my own case, some, not all of the people within the disability establishment, whom you would think …

Hurts More Than A Broken Bone

In Features, Mind, Body & Spirit, Pushing Forward by Sofia Brenes0 Comments

Profoundly hurtful words can sear through you and unconsciously lower your self-worth over time. Some even argue that it is just as painful as being beaten. I must admit that this is a difficult topic to discuss being a verbal abuse victim myself. Verbal abuse doesn’t get as much attention as other types of abuse but that doesn’t make it …