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A Story of Being Human: Love Life, and Love Living It

This is an installment from our storytelling photography project entitled A Story Of Being Human. To learn more, check out our introductory post here.   “When I was little I went to a kids MDA camp. There were two people there, Donna and Becky. They were both older than me and when I was a … Continue reading

A Story of Being Human: Doing It My Way

This is an installment from our storytelling photography project entitled A Story Of Being Human. To learn more, check out our introductory post here.   “I always did it my own way, whatever ‘it’ is. I’ve done a lot of things I really wanted to do, Packer games, I left the country—took a road trip … Continue reading

A Story of Being Human

Everyone has a story to tell. A few months ago, we embarked on a creative endeavor entitled A Story of Being Human. In this storytelling photography series, we capture the unique lives and stories of humans. These humans also happen to have disabilities. Through photos and words, we’re sharing the lives of humans throughout social … Continue reading

Why Long-Term Care Programs Give Me My Arms, Legs, and So Much More.

It’s been a long night. I’ve been tossing and turning. My mouth is dry; I need more water. I haven’t gotten much sleep lately, so I know this morning is going to be rough. The door unlocks, the light turns on. I’m greeted by the start of a tea kettle for my French press coffee … Continue reading

Moving forward, one day at a time…

2016 was one heck of year, wasn’t it?!  We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the very real emotional toll that this past year has taken on so many. Certainly, we felt it here as disability advocates. As, I’m sure you felt it too. No matter where you stand, left, right or center, … Continue reading

Life in a bubble – The consequences of silence during an election year

Imagine if a century and a half ago, Susan B Anthony sat silent, watching as women endured the injustices of inequality, of being treated as less than human. Imagine, if half a century ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sat silent, watching as African Americans endured the injustices of inequality, of being treated as less than … Continue reading

Nothing about us without us…

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ~ Alice Walker Here at New Horizons Un-Limited, a recent meeting turned to the overwhelming obstacles we face as disability advocates. It was a difficult and emotional conversation, particularly considering our recent defeat here in Wisconsin, when our elected … Continue reading

Advocacy in the everyday

We are done with being a silent many Every voice rings out and carries No we won’t just go back Home without you hearing The sound when the many say We are done -The Madden Brothers Have you heard the song We Are Done by The Madden Brothers? It’s a good song by most standards, … Continue reading

Different Always

“We are equal sometimes, unequal most times and different always. There is a point where equality ends and diversity begins. You need to respect both, at times separately.” – Alan Share *** What is equality? By definition, it is the quality or state of being equal. The idea of equality, in its most simplistic form … Continue reading

54 Million Strong – Your Vote Can Make a Difference

By Guest Contributor, Scott Uecker Possibly the most important issue of our time is that of the need for everyone to vote. Voting is what makes a democracy work. By not voting, you take the power away from yourself, and give it to someone who does vote. They may have a different viewpoint or agenda … Continue reading

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