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Lia Seth
Lia works as a data analyst & project coordinator in San Francisco. She also runs a blog about her experience with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a genetic disorder that affects connective tissue and joint laxity. In her spare time, she is a Girl Scout troop leader, football fanatic, and googly eye enthusiast.

Entries by Lia Seth

An Open Letter to My Future Fiancé

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 4:05 PM

Many couples spend a long amount of time planning their dream wedding together. On top of that, the stereotypical bride-to-be spends years thinking about her wedding, sometimes before even meeting her future husband. If your girlfriend is anything like me, she's already built a Pinterest board full of color schemes,...

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The Rare RTC Clipper Card

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 7:26 PM


My whole life, I've seen signs similar to this one in buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation, but accompanied only by the first image -- the stick figure in the wheelchair, representing the universal symbol for "handicapped" or "disabled," often...

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Misconceptions About the Blue Placard

(24) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 1:06 PM

Scenario: I'm riding as a passenger in a friend, acquaintance, or coworker's car. We reach the destination; I pull out my blue handicapped parking placard and say something like "there will probably be some open blue spots near the entrance." Then they wave it off with an "Oh, no thanks,...

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Accessibility to Medical Professionals

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 1:17 PM

Why can't you text your doctor if you just have one quick question?

I've often found myself wondering if something I'm feeling is normal, if it's okay for me to take my OTC allergy pills more than once per day, if I should use one brand of birth control over...

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Continuing the Discussion on Working From Home

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 6:21 PM

As almost everyone in the tech world (and beyond) knows by now, the CEO of Yahoo!, Marissa Mayer, recently announced that all employees are required to work from the office, and that working remotely will no longer be tolerated. Almost immediately, the blogosphere was up in arms -- people who...

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The Bird and the Worm

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 12:15 PM

I remember the day my perspective on my disability really changed.

I was 19-years-old, home for summer vacation after my first year of college. I had just arrived back at my parent's house from yet another disappointing doctor's appointment. Yet again, I had been told that, despite the fact that...

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Benefit of the Doubt

(160) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 6:32 PM

Recently, I've been faced with an uncomfortable situation that seems to keep happening. More often than I care to recall, I've had conversations just like this:

Person: I saw you have a handicapped parking tag. What's going on?
Me: Oh, I'm disabled.
Person: Bad back or what?

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