Can You Hear Me Now?

In Features, Mind, Body & Spirit, Pushing Forward by Glenda BarrettLeave a Comment

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 …

We Can Still Love!

In Features, Mind, Body & Spirit, Pushing Forward by Karen LynnLeave a Comment

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 …

Peering Eyes Watching

In Features, Mind, Body & Spirit, Pushing Forward by Karen LynnLeave a Comment

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 …