How I learned to accept my disability

When you have a permanent disability that has no cure such as Spina Bifida it can be very difficult to come to terms with your disability and accept it. Coming to terms with your disability is so important with any disability because if you don't you will never be happy. Wishing you were abled is … Continue reading How I learned to accept my disability

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How can physicians have a more positive impact on disabled people?

Are you disabled or chronically ill and have very bitter feelings towards your physician? It is not uncommon for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses to have bitter feelings towards their physician and to be honest, it saddens me. Good doctors do exist but some disabled people do not believe that because of countless bad experiences … Continue reading How can physicians have a more positive impact on disabled people?

How filmmakers can make movies with disabled characters better

I am always looking for new movies about disabled people but to be totally honest every time I watch one about a disabled person I am very disappointed. Filmmakers do not hire actual disabled people to play disabled characters but instead, they hire abled people to play them so that makes these movies very unrealistic … Continue reading How filmmakers can make movies with disabled characters better

You’re so inspiring!

One of the most annoying phrases that abled people say to the disabled is that "you're so inspiring!" In most cases, when they tell a person with a disability they are inspiring it is because they think they need a compliment. Here a few reasons why you should not tell a person with a disability … Continue reading You’re so inspiring!

Activities that are not the same for the disabled

Sometimes I will go somewhere or do something with my sisters just to have bonding time. In reality, it's just not the same for me because of my disability! Saying no every time they ask me to hang out is just selfish because even though I may not be having as much fun I am … Continue reading Activities that are not the same for the disabled

Will I ever work my dream job?

The short answer is no, I will never work my dream job. I may work a job but not my dream job. That may be the case for a lot of disabled people because when you are disabled, you have to base your career decisions off of your capabilities. An abled person would normally pick … Continue reading Will I ever work my dream job?

What are some of my greatest weaknesses?

Have you ever looked at your daily routine and thought to yourself how many bad habits you have? Having bad habits is not as terrible as it sounds because you are in control of whether or not you fix them. Sometimes you may need some help with fixing a habit and, that is okay. I … Continue reading What are some of my greatest weaknesses?

Why giving dirty looks to the disabled is rude

It's sad I even have to write a blog on this but in reality, it's a serious problem. I have had people give me dirty looks unnecessarily. The reason they do this that they are curious about my disability. Giving me a dirty look is rude. If you are curious about my disability just, ask. … Continue reading Why giving dirty looks to the disabled is rude

Disability? embrace it

So many people won’t use the word 'disabled' because they think it's somehow insulting or means we aren’t normal. Well, here are my thoughts on that. Disabled simply means having a condition that restricts your abilities to function physically, mentally, or socially. That's the definition. A disabled person will not be offended if you call … Continue reading Disability? embrace it