Five Things Wheelchair Users Want You to Know, Part One

Image Source: Clipartkey.com If you don't personally know a wheelchair user, you've no doubt seen us out and about, and been curious about us and our lives. This list attempts to answer some of your questions so that you don't ask a disabled stranger, and also offers information I and other wheelchair users consider important … Continue reading Five Things Wheelchair Users Want You to Know, Part One

Overperforming Disability: How Many Physically Disabled People are Forced to Evade the Threat of Ableism

Content Note: This post covers many examples of ableism, as well as an instance of fatphobia, and a dysfunctional family dynamic. If any of this is triggering to you, I will not be offended if you cannot read the post. Thank you. Recently, I was at a Target; there to pick up a prescription. Since … Continue reading Overperforming Disability: How Many Physically Disabled People are Forced to Evade the Threat of Ableism

I am Not Confined to My Wheelchair: How We Talk About Wheelchairs and Why it Matters

I hear it frequently, often on the news. The reporter will be speaking about someone with a disability, someone with mobility issues specifically, and they say it: the person they're covering in some frustratingly ableist story is "confined to a wheelchair." I loathe the phrase, along with "wheelchair-bound." I hit mute, because I'm tired of … Continue reading I am Not Confined to My Wheelchair: How We Talk About Wheelchairs and Why it Matters

Ways to Help with the Black Lives Matter Movement – A Collection of Resources for White People

Since the last time I posted an entry here, the world has seen massive protests centering on the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, and the countless other Black people who have died at the hands of racist and bigoted police and vigilantes. There have been protests in all 50 states … Continue reading Ways to Help with the Black Lives Matter Movement – A Collection of Resources for White People

On Graduation Season

It's spring, and although these are strange times, it's graduation season for high school and university students. Because of the quarantine, there won't be large commencement ceremonies, but students are still putting on their caps and gowns and taking photos with their loved ones. While the landscape blossoms and promising scholars are celebrating commencement in … Continue reading On Graduation Season