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Disability Does NOT Equal Inability

I have had something on my heart that I want to share. This is no way meant to boast. In the past month as Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee, I have already been exposed to so many unique and interesting opportunities and I have experienced emotional growth in a way that I have never experienced before. This […]

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Enabling vs. Empowering

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Last week, I was asked to be a part of an adult discussion panel for the Spina Bifida Education Day in Nashville. I can honestly say that it was an eye-opening experience. In this panel, I heard so many stories from people with Spina Bifida (and their parents) talk about the parents basically just doing […]

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Inspirational Porn

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I’ve talked a lot about disability and society’s views of disabilities, but I wanted to share something that I see regularly on social media: Inspirational Porn. According to Wikipedia: “Inspirational porn” is the calling of people with disabilities inspirational solely or in part on the basis of their disability.[1][2] The term was coined in 2012 […]

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Meeting Wes (and our back story)

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    This will be my first blog entry, because it is one of the most significant things that has happened in my life. I hope you all enjoy this blog and many others. I apologize now, because I tend to be a very long-winded, detailed person… So continue on, if you wish…       Back […]

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