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It Hurts To Be Disabled. #IDPWD17

December 3 was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and all I can say is it hurts to be a person with a disability in this world. It hurts to have your lived experiences invalidated. It hurts to be told disability issues are not a priority. It hurts to be told by establishments that… Continue reading It Hurts To Be Disabled. #IDPWD17

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I Rock Spina Bifida.

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month. I was born with Spina Bifida and it is only befitting that in the month of October I write a post on SB as I call it for short. Spina bifida is a birth defect where there is incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord. … Continue reading I Rock Spina Bifida.

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The Most Important Thing To Watch In 2017.

Listen the most important thing to watch this year isn't a superhero movie or a romcom or any other big Hollywood movie. The most important thing to watch in 2017 is the documentary Defiant Lives. What is Defiant Lives all about you ask? Well Defiant Lives is a documentary about the disability rights movement. I… Continue reading The Most Important Thing To Watch In 2017.

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We Should All Care About Disability Rights.

Two weeks ago I woke up to disturbing pictures and videos of disabled protestors being forcibly removed from Senator Mitch McConnell's Office for protesting against the Healthcare Bill. You can read more about it here.  These are some of the tweets I came across on that day. https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/877923923958038528 https://twitter.com/DCAdapt/status/877940114428747776 https://twitter.com/allanbrocka/status/877933174440943616 I do not reside in… Continue reading We Should All Care About Disability Rights.

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There Is No Diversity Without Disabled People.

We live in times when there is so much buzz and talk about diversity. Organizations, institutions, movements all over the world are moving towards being more diverse or at least making efforts to do so and including different groups of people. Any organizations that is openly discriminatory is heavily criticized and some cases people boycott… Continue reading There Is No Diversity Without Disabled People.