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Welcoming Challenges in 2015

In Columns, Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha Alvarez0 Comments

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 made me a better and wiser person. No matter how many self help books you read or conferences you attend in the …

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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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Not Working Wasn’t An Option for Athena

In Audacious People, Features by Athena Cooper2 Comments

I never kept track of the number of broken bones I had growing up as a small, fragile child with OI, (Osteogenesis Imperfecta). Perhaps thirty fractures in all, but that would only be a guess. I do know I spent a good deal of time recovering from those fractures and the surgeries designed to make my bones stronger. My parents, …