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A Wheelchair Wheel Conundrum

In Everyone has one by Guest Contributor0 Comments

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 online dating site and the next thing I knew, I had been talking for …

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Inspiration Porn Debate

In Everyone has one, Opinion by Guest Contributor15 Comments

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, “Inspiration Porn”, referred to posters, internet memes, media stories and real-life examples

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Assumptions Are Demeaning

In Everyone has one, Opinion by Jessica Pelasky0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I accompanied Mom to Kroger’s grocery store to do a little shopping. We get to the checkout counter and as the cashier is ringing us up, she glances down at me over the groceries and says “Hello,” in which I respond back with a polite “Hi, …

Simple remodeling

In Everyone has one, Features, Opinion by Megan Purpora0 Comments

By doing a few simple home up-grades on overlooked items it will lessen the burden later. To live safer and healthier use natural bio-based renewable materials to remodel your home. Plus, you will be saving energy while doing your part to leave a positive impact on the environment. Well, let’s …

Reflection of a Woman

In Everyone has one, Opinion by Sofia Brenes0 Comments

Growing up with O.I. made me realize that I was different from everyone else around me but at the same time I didn’t care of how others perceived me as. My short body and shiny wheelchair didn’t faze me until I entered high school. I guess many can say that …