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Growing Up with Death

In Columns, Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha Alvarez1 Comment

Growing up with Death sounds so weird, right? How can I possibly grow up with Death? But that’s how I feel. Death has been in my life since I was in kindergarten. If you’re immersed in the world of people with physical disabilities, death might have been with you throughout …

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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 …

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My Life Doesn’t Belong On Waiting List

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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 …

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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 …