Women who use wheelchairs wear high heels

Why I Still Wear Heels

Love them or hate 'em, high heels are one of the most powerful styles of shoes in existence. They have the power to transform a woman from ho-hum into beatific, to stop a man dead in his tracks. And more than aesthetics, heels carry a symbolism that can empower women with disabilities, and give us [..}


One Wheelchair User Channels Her Inner Mermaid

We are the Landlocked Mermaids

When Ursula sent Ariel out of the sea and onto land, she was lucky - she got a pair of magical legs that sprouted out of nowhere (where can I get a pair of those?). But in reality we all know what would happen if a mermaid was stuck on land - yup, she'd be rolling in high-style in a wheelchair (with [..}


Victims of bullying who are in wheelchairs

How to Act or React Toward a Bully

Bullying has been around since the beginning of time, but that does not make it right or even acceptable. Unfortunately there is never a child or even an adult who is a victim who is ever prepared for the verbal, physical, psychological, or cyber abuse that bullying delivers and delivers harshly. [..}


Answering Question About Your Disability

Dealing With Nosey People

When you use a wheelchair, people like to stare. They also like to ask what’s wrong. People are nosey and hey, it can hurt our feelings. When a stranger asks why you can‘t walk, how do you feel...inside? Mad, embarrassed or annoyed? What do you say? My mom told me growing up to be nice to [..}


Jenni cat

Standing with Cats

I have been using my stander 2 to 3 times a week. Every time is different with how many degrees I'm able to get up to. My goal every time is 90°. In the past couple months though, I haven't been able to get up past 60 or 70°. And it usually takes me about half an hour to get there. My body just [..}


Jenni Taylor, C1C2 quadriplegic stands twice a week in her EasyStand Evolv.

The Air is Better Up Here- Jenni’s Standing Story

My name is Jenni Taylor and I am 22 years old. On November 1, 2002 I was in a car accident. I broke my neck at C1-C2 and injured my spinal cord. I am a quadriplegic paralyzed from the neck down and dependent on a ventilator to breathe for me. Although I am paralyzed, I have feeling everywhere. I am [..}


Playing while standing stimulates interaction, development, and fun.

Standing to Stimulate Play!

Often we talk about what standing does for the body, but what is commonly overlooked, is what standing does for the mind. Standing is especially important for the mental development of the children with disabilities. When I talk to pediatric therapists, they appreciate and understand first-hand how [..}