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Living With a Disability

Boys in Chairs: Navigating Our Sex, Sexuality and Sex Appeal in Attendant Care Programs

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

To all those of us living somewhere between independence and an institutional structure: Let's talk about sex and remind those working with us that there is so much more to us than just our activities of daily living (ADL). We deserve the right to have awesome daily loving too!

Somewhat Deaf and Completely Scared

Doug Zeigler | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Zeigler

At the behest of my wife, I went for a hearing test to determine how much hearing loss I had... with her accompanying me. I'm not ashamed to say (now) that scared the shit out of me. In this weird panic, I was worried she'd see how bad it is was and say, "Screw this!" and leave me.

5 Things I've Learned From Having a Disability

Alyssa Silva | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Silva

You get to decide how you want to handle those hardships because you are the pilot on this journey. You can either feel sorry for yourself and all of your troubles, or you can learn to move on and lead a life of happiness. The choice is up to you, and only you.

Are You Too Disabled To Be An Activist? (Probably Not)

Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact

By Jane Hash, The Mobility Resource Almost anyone can be an activist if the desire is strong enough. I’ve been a fiery activist for causes tha...

National Disability Awareness Month: The Best Compliment Is No Compliment at All

Mary Pleshette Willis | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pleshette Willis

I am married to a man who is disabled, although I've never defined him as "dis-anything," which is why it's always a shock to me when people single him (and me) out for his disability rather than for our respective accomplishments.

A Look At Disability Etiquette

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

For many people, meeting someone in a wheelchair or with a significant disability creates an awkward moment when they are unsure how to behave.