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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

The Election is Over…Life Goes On

What a year it has been in politics! Oh the arguments, the mud-slinging, the stubbornness, the divisiveness, the stark black and white of it all. ARRRRRGH! It just makes you want to scream “ENOUGH ALREADY!” As a democratic nation we have tended to look to our leaders to provide the solutions for our nation’s problems. … Continue reading

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