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A New Year’s Resolution You’ll Keep

By Scott Uecker Every New Year’s Eve we struggle with the same old New Year’s resolutions to better ourselves and most of us will fail. This is because we pick things that are difficult or things we just don’t want to do. We have good intentions, but life always gets in the way. Let’s break … Continue reading

A Story of Being Human: The Key to All Things

“It’s been almost two years since graduation. Now that I’m not in college, nothing is grounded in a reliable sense. Now I’m in the real world, where I should have a job, a wife, kids, a home. I know I’m behind in everything. My goal right now, is to be independent. But, everything is just … Continue reading

Ableism: It Starts With Your Perception

If you Google the word “ableism” the first result to come up is: “discrimination in favor of able-bodied people (emphasis added.)” This is much different from the definition of any other discrimination such as racism or sexism. These are defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against people of said group; feeling as though you … Continue reading

A Story of Being Human: Persuasion in Persistence

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 had a coworker tell me the other day, “You’re very persistent, you don’t really let things go.” I said, “No, you’re right, I don’t. I like to get things done.” … Continue reading

A Story of Being Human: Advocacy Through Connection

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 am a therapist with the Department of Corrections. I love my job. I’m a huge fan of connecting with people, and a huge believer in building rapport and establishing shared … 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

From Secret Entrances to Plywood Ramps: Navigating Your Social Life With a Disability

Your twenties are supposed to be the time where you branch out, meet new people, and experience new things for the first time.  If you’re in college, “welcome week” brings about many activities, and every weekend there’s something going on.  If you are not in school, you and your friends are all trying to balance … 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

When outrage isn’t enough

Incomprehensible tragedy…it happens every so often and when it does happen we find ourselves huddled in front of our televisions absorbing every detail…Every beaming face that flashes across the screen to remind us just how fragile and fleeting life is.  Every emotion pouring out of those left behind: every bit of anger, confusion, and bewilderment. … Continue reading

Struggle ends when gratitude begins

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” ~Epictetus ** It’s a lifelong struggle, isn’t it? Looking back at an imperfect past, stuck on “if only.” Looking forward towards an uncertain future, with a wish upon a star. Shunning the … Continue reading

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