Freedom to Choose

In Columns, Life With Laura by Laura StinsonLeave a Comment

It doesn’t really matter who you are: dating is hard. Really, really hard. First, you have to meet someone. Once you finally find a person, you have to get him (presuming you are female, like me) interested. Then, there’s the first date, which may be the most difficult thing a …

How Lazy Are They?

In Columns, Life With Laura by Laura StinsonLeave a Comment

How lazy are people? I mean, really, how lazy are they? When people see those crossed out portions of parking lot between parking spots reserved for the disabled, what do they really see? A sign that says, “Hey you! It’s a secret, but you can actually park here!” That is …

Wheelchair Wrongs

In Everyone has one, Features, Opinion by Laura StinsonLeave a Comment

Being in a wheelchair is not easy. There are obstacles to contend with, among them, other people who do not understand what it means to be disabled. Those people who think that is all right to touch or handle a chair without the permission of the person in it, for …

Are You Talking to Me?

In Columns, Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha Alvarez2 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, I am not a gimp or a crip. I detest those words. What I really loathe is when I hear those words come out of disabled people in public! What are they trying to prove? That they are disabled? I think we know that already. If …

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Crips, Gimps, whatever!

In Everyone has one, Opinion by Damian P. GregoryLeave a Comment

Every minority group has at least one issue which divides them. For people of African descent, it is the word nigger. Some view that word as one so steeped in the sting of history’s pain, that the mere mention of the word causes them to wince and react viscerally. Still, …