Second Chance

In Columns, Life With Laura by Laura StinsonLeave a Comment

I don’t know anyone who enjoys being wrong. Being wrong shows weakness, vulnerability. It shows that, even if it’s just for one moment, we’re not as good as we thought we were. I especially hate being wrong. And I mean, I hate it!! With a passion. It’s one of my …

Equality In Love

In Columns, Features, Moments with Michelle by Michelle HensonLeave a Comment

I have heard many concepts throughout my life. So far, some are more influential than others. One saying that sticks in my mind, that people seem to forget, is that everyone is created equal. But, it seems as we grow older and get stuck in our ways, we soon forget …

Park Where You Belong

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Have you ever really taken the time to notice the stares as you get out of your car? Lately, I have noticed after parking in a handicap parking place, people scrutinize to make sure you have a disability. I find it to be kind of funny because being disabled, I …

Look Ma! No Glasses!

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Perfect vision–could it really happen in just a few short minutes with only a minor amount of discomfort? I’ve had glasses for as long as I can remember, and can never remember having perfect vision without the use of glasses. I have small eyes and could never get contact lenses …

Body Trouble Detected

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Have you ever wondered why some days you feel so tired and lack the energy to stay on task? I have experienced this feeling and sought help in order to find out why my body felt that way. I had heard of a new procedure called “Initial Full Stress Assessment” …

Short End of the Stick

In Columns, Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha AlvarezLeave a Comment

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

In Columns, Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha AlvarezLeave a Comment

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 …

Gotta Have Faith

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I know a lot of people might have a hard time believing that I have faith. Frankly, it took me a while to figure it out, too—22 years in fact. I’m still figuring it out. How could someone like me—meaning, in a wheelchair, with this disease that no one really …