"If you are a male in a wheelchair, how can you project a manly image in such an overly masculine world?”
Dressed in drag and lip-synching badly, we were “Diana Gross and the Testosterones.” Again, no trophy, but the brave pastor got plenty of flack.
I imagine the circus boss might have been tempted to replace the striking crippled freaks with robots, had such things existed back then.
All over the world, the nondisabled public tends to see a person in a wheelchair as one of life’s losers, the unfortunate butt of a cosmic joke. It’s that weak smile of acknowledgement you get in the elevator which means, “There but for the grace of God go I.” That person exits the elevator feeling like a winner just by encountering you!
It’s big fun irritating smug people in power, especially when you beat them. But it’s stressful, too.
"Have you seen this yet?" I receive a post starting out this way on my Facebook timeline at least once a week. It’s always accompanied [...]
Here’s an unpopular opinion: Anderson Cooper’s coverage of “drive-by lawsuits” on 60 Minutes wasn’t nearly as egregious as many disabled people seem to believe.
Looking backward for hope and strength just makes me break out in hives …
It’s tough for a quad to manage solo and still get all our needs met. Here are a few of the things that I’ve found work for me.
When their sister became paralyzed, her five siblings rallied to her side with support, wisecracks and unconditional love.