Category Archives: Diversity

We. The People…

When I was a junior in high school, my English teacher was pretty creative.  If we wanted to earn some extra credit, she encouraged us to go to plays put on by the drama department.  Sometimes writing stories would get us … Continue reading

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Only Some of Them Had Freckles…

It seemed like something I would really love. When I first heard that a nationally known wheelchair dance company was coming to my city and performing, I knew I wanted to go see them. For several years, another type of … Continue reading

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Never Judge A Book…

Never judge a book by its cover. I have always liked that phrase. It reminds me that things aren’t always what they seem, and it’s a good response when people are making incorrect assumptions about me. I also appreciate the … Continue reading

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How Can I Help You?

2016 is still in its infancy, and like most people I have spent the last few weeks reflecting on both where I have been and where I want to go. Speaking personally, I have never been a fan of New … Continue reading

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Look Beyond!

A few decades ago, when I had fewer miles on my wheelchair and significantly less self-esteem, I spent a fair amount of time trying to figure out my place in the world.  As I started college, I was hundreds of … Continue reading

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“Independence Day”

Every year I celebrate.   This day fills my heart with a mixture of gratitude, awe, and not entirely inexplicable pride.  It’s not my birthday or a date when I accomplished anything impressive individually. But it is a day that … Continue reading

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Let’s Get This Party Started…

A warm hello to my readers!  Thank you so much for stopping by… Allow me to tell you a bit about myself.  I am a wheelchair user in my 40’s, affected by Cerebral Palsy. One of my favorite things to … Continue reading

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