Education, Social

Introduction to the Models of Disability

This week I was talking to a friend online (as I often do these days) and we were discussing the different models of disability. The changing model of disability has always been a really interesting concept to me, not only because it legitimizes and makes concrete some of the more abstract concepts that I struggle… Continue reading Introduction to the Models of Disability

Personal, Social, Travel

Traveling with a Mobility Impairment

It may be surprising for those who don't already know that traveling with a disability can be very difficult, but is not often impossible. For those of us with mobility issues, we have to think about accessibility laws where we're going if we're unfamiliar, how we will physically get there (trains, buses, cars, and planes… Continue reading Traveling with a Mobility Impairment

dating, Personal, Relationships, Social

12 Wheelchair-Accessible Date Ideas

In my last post, I talked about the difficulty that a lot of disabled people, myself included, experience when dating. One of the things I did not mention is that it can sometimes be difficult to find accessible places that are fun to go to and fun to have a date at. Since it's getting… Continue reading 12 Wheelchair-Accessible Date Ideas

Mental Health, Personal, Social, Uncategorized

Mental Health Part Two – The Importance of Being Social

Growing up, my favorite show was Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For those of you that have never seen the show, let me tell you. She is Bad. Ass. I liked her because she was funny and really good at beating people up (and maybe I was a bit jealous about that). As I got older… Continue reading Mental Health Part Two – The Importance of Being Social

Caregivers, Social

“So, I hired a caregiver — now what?”

When I moved away from home to go to college, I had to make a rapid adjustment from being at home with my parents to living independently with the help of hired caregivers. At times, I did not handle it well. I remember wishing that I had some kind of instruction manual to help me… Continue reading “So, I hired a caregiver — now what?”