September Disability News and Blog Post Round-Up

I’m not sure how October managed to sneak up on me, though it probably has something to do with how busy grad school has kept me this past month. I can’t believe it’s already round-up time again! As always, I … Continue reading → The post September Disability News and Blog Post Round-Up appeared first on Words I Wheel By ....more

Reflecting on College and My Commitment to My Disabled Identity

Sitting on the train on the way to my first grad school class last week, I couldn’t help but wonder at how much has changed since my first day as a college freshman. Five years ago, my disability was a … Continue reading → The post Reflecting on College and My Commitment to My Disabled Identity appeared first on Words I Wheel By ....more

August Disability News and Blog Post Round-Up

With the end of summer and the new school year upon us, I’m feeling a renewed energy for advocacy. August held an exciting milestone, because Words I Wheel By had its one-year blogiversary. And now, it’s already time for my … Continue reading → The post August Disability News and Blog Post Round-Up appeared first on Words I Wheel By ....more

Writing Process of a Disability Advocate – The Writing Process Blog Hop

One of the best parts of blogging is connecting with amazing bloggers around the globe. I learn so much from them, and they’re part of my motivation to keep writing. So, when Sarah, a lovely blogger-friend of mine, tagged me … Continue reading → The post Writing Process of a Disability Advocate – The Writing Process Blog Hop appeared first on Words I Wheel By ....more

Believe It Or Not – Media Constantly Perpetuates Freakish Disability Stereotypes

Let’s be real for a minute – we’ve all seen something we deem to be out of the ordinary and held our gaze on the sight just a bit too long. It’s human nature. And when it comes to people … Continue reading → The post Believe It Or Not – Media Constantly Perpetuates Freakish Disability Stereotypes appeared first on Words I Wheel By ....more

5 Lessons I Learned From My 1st Year of Blogging

Last year, on August 12th, I hit publish on my first blog post, wondering if it would make it any further than my grandmother’s inbox. (Hi, Grandma!) I had decided to take on the idea of an elevator to success, … Continue reading → The post 5 Lessons I Learned From My 1st Year of Blogging appeared first on Words I Wheel By ....more

Playing Disabled is Never Cool

In a recent New York Times Op-Ed, “When Wheelchairs Are Cool,” writer Ben Mattlin responds to the Justin Bieber wheelchair use controversy, addressing an idea known to much of the disability community as “wheelchair perks.” I mostly found myself laughing … Continue reading → The post Playing Disabled is Never Cool appeared first on Words I Wheel By ....more

July Disability News and Blog Post Round-Up

I have no clue how the end of July is here already, but I’m pretty excited because Words I Wheel By is turning one year old on August 12th! While I gear up for the excitement of my very first … Continue reading → The post July Disability News and Blog Post Round-Up appeared first on Words I Wheel By ....more

Generation ADA is Here to Stay in the Fight for Disability Rights

In honor of the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), my friend and fellow activist, Maddy Ruvolo, and I released a podcast called Disabled Girls Talk. We focused on what it’s been like to grow up and … Continue reading → The post Generation ADA is Here to Stay in the Fight for Disability Rights appeared first on Words I Wheel By ....more

Celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act by Curbing the Heroes

I have never known life without the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which became law on July 26, 1990. My birthday is just one year and three days after this, so I am an official member of the ADA Generation. … Continue reading → The post Celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act by Curbing the Heroes appeared first on Words I Wheel By ....more