A Wheelchair Wheel Conundrum

Danny Ruiz

I was having one of the best conversation with a woman when I realized, once again, I was faced with an awkward moment, "The Wheelchair Wheel conundrum." I had responded to a dating profile on an … [Read more...]

Growing Up with Death

Nathasha Alvarez Audacity Magazine

Growing up with Death sounds so weird, right? How can I possibly grow up with Death, something that is the total opposite? But that's how I feel. Death has been in my life since I was in kindergarten. … [Read more...]

Disabled People Penalized for Getting Married

Not able to get married

I am elated that the Supreme Court ruled today in favor of marriage equality for same-sex and some transgender couples. Poetically, it is a day that is very special to me as it would have been my … [Read more...]

Wheelchair Bound Only in Playing 50 Shades of Grey

Wheelchair Bound

Editor's note: "The only time you can say I'm wheelchair bound is when I'm playing the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey" was a meme we put out to illustrate our disgust at the phrase "wheelchair … [Read more...]

The White House Made Me Sick

white house

My friends, I write about my White House trip  as if I were sitting across the table from you at our favorite hang out spot. You get to pick it. I could write this in so many different ways but … [Read more...]

Quality is a Priceless Gift

Birthday Gift of Quality

Yesterday was my birthday which I consider my personal New Year's Day.  Every year I celebrate it. This year I did something different. One week prior to my DAY, I stayed away from social media and … [Read more...]

No Resolutions, Only Solutions

No resolutions, only solutions.

I'm welcoming more solutions and discarding the notion of resolutions. Will you join me? Do you give yourself resolutions and then stop them? Better yet, do you read a gazillion blog posts about … [Read more...]

Welcoming Challenges in 2015

Challenges Were Meant to Conquer

Happy New Year! I wish you many challenges in life. No. I haven't been drinking. In fact, I'm writing this post one week from the day you read it. This past year has been full of challenges. It's … [Read more...]

Inspiration Porn Debate

Inspiration Porn Debate

On a recent day last April, during a speech at the Ted-X conference in Australia, disabled activist Stella Young coined a new phrase that has since rocked the disabled community.  Her term, … [Read more...]