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Brief Reflections in Self-Advocacy

Brief Reflections in Self-Advocacy

I have a confession:

There have been times where someone says something offensive toward me in regard to my disabilities, and I do not speak up. Instead, I answer their really uncomfortable and perhaps rude inquiries with a smile. I do not announce myself in conversation, I don’t let them know that the word “retarded” and “cripple” have been used against me growing up, as opposed to poking fun at myself, those words were poking fun at me and hurting me. Read more

Sharing My SCI Story

Sharing My SCI Story

Whether big or small, people face challenges everyday. These challenges can become roadblocks: some they can easily step over, some they can navigate around, and others are just too high to climb on their own. Ever since I started writing about my life, my goal was to show people that no matter what “roadblock” they may be facing, there’s always a way to get past it, even if you have to go straight through it head-on. Read more