View Post

Independently Dependent

In Columns, My Piece of the Sky by Guest Contributor1 Comment

Editor’s note: I met César Bazúa on Twitter. His story was interesting and I thought I’d give him a chance to share it with everyone. But I never imagined this. It’s truly well written and whether you have a spinal cord injury or not, it resonates with almost everyone. Read …

View Post

My Life Doesn’t Belong On Waiting List

In Opinion by Guest ContributorLeave a Comment

Society sees having a disability as an enigma. There is nothing complex or misfiring when it comes to a person with a disability. Yes, we are constantly dismissed, looked over, and ignored. And by some far-fetched chance, we have heard it is simply just a stopgap to appease us. As …

View Post

Stop Using the Term SPED

In Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha AlvarezLeave a Comment

Stop using the word SPED! SPED means Special Education. Obviously, we all know how much able bodied people love the word “special” when referring to people with disabilities. This topic has been on my mind for years! I have done everything in my power to bring it to the attention …

View Post

It’s All The Way With the ADA!

In Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha Alvarez1 Comment

The 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) might be one of the most important anniversaries this year. In the United States of America, the current administration is chipping away at the ADA. Instead of pushing forward into a society of inclusivity, people with disabilities are fighting for …

View Post

One Moment Can Change Everything!

In Opinion by Guest ContributorLeave a Comment

I held my breath as I squeezed the hands of the two girls next to me. My eyes were shut as I prayed silently and turned to my friend and said, “I really want this.” Right before they announced the winner I looked over and saw my mom smiling as …

View Post

A Wheelchair Wheel Conundrum

In Everyone has one by Guest ContributorLeave a Comment

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 …