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Love is Not an Ability

Love is Not an Ability

Hi everyone it’s Isabella! I have been struggling with a lot of really hard issues in my life recently with my dad having a new illness. I have cried and prayed a lot. It has been very hard since I learned that my dad has dementia. I wrote him a letter when I was angry and scared. I used a lot of curse words and I’m not proud of that. I wanted my dad to hear me and understand that he can’t give up on us. I do not want my parents to get a divorce. My mom does not want a divorce. My dad is giving up on us. It’s really hard and really scary. I’m not scared of my dad having dementia. I am sad for him that this is happening. I know he is scared too, but leaving us is not going to help protect us from it. Read more

Learning to Lose Control

Learning to Lose Control

I write this blog tentatively, as I still battle the lessons I’ve learned about what it means to lose control. What I mean by that is suffering a spinal cord injury lead me to learn how little control we have over the circumstances in our lives, in many various aspects of what used to be a simple life. Read more

Jenni Taylor Speaking

Showcasing “Abilities” While Having a Disability

The word disability might mean something different depending on who you ask. To me, I consider myself as having a disability but I’m not disabled. Although I have limitations due to my injury, I have abilities as well. I have the ability to speak my mind; the ability to choose the way I want to live my life. I have the ability to access whatever means it takes to show people that “I am me” despite my disability. It doesn’t define who I am as a person or individual. Read more