Short End of the Stick

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Women have been getting the short end of the stick for as long as time began. Being a disabled woman doesn’t exactly give me a GO pass in life. When it comes to dating the best advice is a positive and confident attitude. We have so many obstacles before us …

Little Tommys of the World

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Nathasha Alvarez recieving a hug from her youngest sister, Tanya. Raise your hand if you love to be stared at by little kids? Hmmm…no one raised their hands. I guess that theory went out the window. Parents of staring kids sometimes find it “oh-so-cute” when little Tommy is gawking at …

Pity or Proud

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Last night, I volunteered at the MDA telethon. It was my second time. This year was in honor of my cousin, Frankie who recently passed away. Yesterday, I cried before the telethon. This would be the first year without asking the question “How is Frankie?” I now know the answer. …

Frankie Gomez, Jr.

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In Loving Memory of Francisco J. ‘Frankie’ Gomez, Jr. September 30, 1972 – July 17, 2003 God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered “come to ME”. With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you …

Are You Talking to Me?

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Contrary to popular belief, I am not a gimp or a crip. I detest those words. What I really loathe is when I hear those words come out of disabled people in public! What are they trying to prove? That they are disabled? I think we know that already. If …