Category Archives: language

Let Your Creativity Be Free

If you are a person with a disability who loves creativity, it’s probably crossed your mind a time or two to try making money with it in some way. Writing books or articles for money is my big dream. Selling … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again….

I found out this morning that I have to have shunt surgery. For those of you who have no idea what that is, shunts are used to reduce pressure on the brain when cerebrospinal fluid is causing too much pressure. … Continue reading

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#365poems–a little addition

I’m going to do something a little different today. Before I decided to do #365poems this year, I had joined a group to follow daily prompts and write poetry every day with my favorite poet Beth Morey at She of … Continue reading

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Which Piece of Your Life Would Be the Hardest to Lose?

I’m now reading Still Alice, and she says that she wouldn’t be herself without language, because words and language are part of everything she does as a professor, a researcher, a lecturer, a wife, and a mother. Communication is her … Continue reading

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Writing Saved My Life

I got the idea for this post from a blog post Matt Haig wrote called How Writing Saved My Life.  If you don’t know Matt already, he wrote Reasons to Stay Alive , which will be released February 23. Maybe … Continue reading

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My Voice Doesn’t Need to Be Published By The Mighty to Be Mighty

  I hate to jump on bandwagons, but you might have heard all the kerfluffle that’s floating around about the website that tells the stories of people with disabilities–The Mighty. As a disclaimer, I need to explain my involvement with … Continue reading

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How Do You Treat People with Disabilities?

  I watched an old episode of All in the Family this afternoon, and it’s just starting again. It’s about how people treat individuals with intellectual disabilities. It’s all about a young man named George who delivers groceries to the … Continue reading

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Transportation Challenges

I’m coming back to Rose B. Fischer’s Redefining Disability Awareness Challenge to answer the question, “What are the biggest challenges that you face in regard to disability? “ This is the question that I will never quite make my peace … Continue reading

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Lies I Don’t Believe

I started thinking more about stigma after last night’s post, and I realized that the reason there’s stigma attached to being disabled with either a mental or physical disability is because people believe lies about what that disability means. Let … Continue reading

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