The Path Ahead

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This coming year, I plan: Creative movement classes for adults (Launching in February) Nutrition Counseling services for kids and adults with and without disability and chronic illness (Spring) A self paced pressure sore prevention and treatment course which includes resources and optional consultation with me, a stage 4 pressure sore survivor (Summer) A self paced… Continue reading The Path Ahead

Grounded

The lightest question is one that has to do with birds and open space and the vision I have for my life and for The Disability Intersection. It does not deal in limitation but in flight and possibility, not in accolades for achievement but in building steadily and strategically on this vision. But sometimes I… Continue reading Grounded

Moving away from therapies

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This video by Kathie Snow, the founder of Disability is Natural, is great and says so much that I and so many disabled people have been saying, quietly and loudly, for years. Please listen and share. This applies to physical therapy, ABA therapy, social skills therapy, and any other therapy. Let’s fight the body image… Continue reading Moving away from therapies

Wonder Woman, revisited

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Superhero narratives mesh well with the obstacles I have struggled with, the values I try to embody, and the fun I believe one can have with a cape. I read and watch the stories of superheroes and villains because it is fun, rich and full of themes of connection to oneself, other people and the… Continue reading Wonder Woman, revisited

Self advocacy is critical, and…

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Sometimes it becomes a way of blaming disabled people for things that aren’t our fault, of not looking at the impact of policies or of not seeing a full picture. Sometimes it seems like a way to pass the buck, or a way to deal with tension between disability rights/justice, and disability services, which are… Continue reading Self advocacy is critical, and…

How I am sometimes

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Sometimes I just feel behind. I look at all I want to do and the level of support I need that before my mother died I didn’t spend time thinking was “too much” as much and now has piecemeal responses stitched together instead of vibrant help. My disability, as a result, can often feel overmagnified… Continue reading How I am sometimes

Tonio and Christy

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Tonio was the biggest fan of Scooby Doo that I have ever seen. He knew all the episodes that mattered to him and could retell them better than any television writer. He was a funloving, lanky teen who was always making me laugh. He could remember television and movie dialogue incredibly well, which was a… Continue reading Tonio and Christy

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