Category Archives: Ableism

Life Goes On

The show was groundbreaking for its time. Life Goes On premiered on September 12th, 1989 and lasted four seasons, with the last show airing on May 23rd, 1993. The story was about the life of a typical family. What set … Continue reading

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Take a Knee

When I first heard about the new program, I was psyched beyond measure. The place where I was receiving physical therapy had set up a gym in part of their space, and they were inviting people who received services to … Continue reading

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I ADAPT!

  We will ride! We will ride!   I must have shouted that phrase thousands of times on that summer afternoon, the blazing sun created an intense heat that only magnified the issue at hand. I was part of a … Continue reading

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Me Too…

There is a beautiful movement on Facebook and Twitter right now and it seems to have gained momentum in the last few days. Women are being encouraged to post the phrase “Me Too” as a status on their wall if … Continue reading

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This is the Life that I Fought For

In the late night hours of October 3rd, 1968, my mom went into labor. With me. It caught everyone off guard because I wasn’t due for another ten weeks or so. But, I guess even then, my stubborn streak showed … Continue reading

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Why It Matters

There were several videos I watched about the protests.  I was fascinated.  10 protesters with disabilities from the Colorado chapter of ADAPT (a disability rights organization) sat in the lobby of Senator Cory Garner’s office for 59 hours (In those … Continue reading

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This Is My Truth…

It was a promise that I made a long time ago, and even if it is uncomfortable sometimes and might go against my grain, it is a promise that I intend to keep. July 28th, 2007 was a good day … Continue reading

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