Category Archives: language

Pain Woman Takes Your Keys by Sonya Huber

I discovered Sonya Huber when she initiated plans for the virtual Disability March in January. When I found an advanced reader copy of her book of essays called Pain Woman Takes Your Keys on Netgalley, I didn’t hesitate. I sent … Continue reading

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I Have No Words.

I have no words because I’ve been comparing myself to others again. I’ve been following new disabled writers who write with fire and passion to advocate for themselves and others. I’ve been reading new novelists¬† whose words flow together as … Continue reading

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What Books Should Be On Your List? Part 2

I wanted to share some of my favorite writers about writing and creativity you may or may not know about. I hope you find someone or some book that’s new and intriguing to you. Eric Maisel is a creativity coach … Continue reading

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Disability and Stigma in Other Cultures

I just discovered this video on Youtube. It’s about an hour long, and it talks about disability and the stigma of it in Ghana. I think it’s always interesting to see how different cultures view disability and how they treat … Continue reading

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Learning To Hear Praise and Good Things

My friend Paula Offutt, a writer who lives in Weaverville, NC, posted this on Facebook; and to my great surprise it went straight to my heart. Here’s what she said (italics mine) So I’m reading Teamwork I, a dog training … Continue reading

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Trying to Figure Things Out

Equality is using a one-size-fits-all solution to everyone’s problems, without responding individually to their needs. Equity is fairness in every situation because every person has different needs. Accommodation is equity, because it is giving each person what he/she needs. So … Continue reading

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Making a Way Out of Nothing

I’m going to get a bit spiritual here. This is my own story, not intended to offend someone else. There’s a Scripture passage where four men take a paralyzed man to Jesus. They couldn’t get through the door, so they … Continue reading

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The Language of Disability

I seem to be in a learning mode today, so I thought I would share some of what I’ve learned. I’ve always hated the word “handicapped.” In the back of my mind, I’ve always retained the notion that it has … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Create Rather Than Sacrifice for the Next 40 Days, #365StrongStories 41

I’d like to introduce you to one of my blogging colleagues, Marisa Goudy. Reading this tonight gave me the push I needed to observe Lent (it’s usually too difficult to figure out what to sacrifice). Marisa invites us to create … Continue reading

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Daily Words Are Doing Me Good

I have a life It’s not a bad life; Though it could be better. I love where I live I love the mountains I only wish I could get out of the house more than I do I want to … Continue reading

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