Category Archives: negative perceptions

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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Sometimes I’m Wrong

At first, I wasn’t sure what to think. In my experience, usually when t.v. shows are made about people with disabilities simply living their lives they tend to be sickeningly drippy. Think Tiny Tim meets Superman. Get the picture? Most … 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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“Try”

It’s a subject I have thought about often.  A few months ago, I even wrote a blog post about the whole thing.  To say I am not a fan of the word “inspirational” as it relates to people with disabilities is … Continue reading

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Does It Matter?

Most people close to me know that in the last few months I have been working on my first book. It has been a true labor of love because the information within it is what I am sincerely passionate about. … Continue reading

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My Cloud

The question usually comes from good friends, at a time when I am struggling. They want to know how to help me the most. What is it like to have a psychiatric diagnosis? It’s like there is a dark cloud … Continue reading

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I’m Not “Special”

Special. The word warms my heart in many ways. Except when it is used in the context of my disability. Then it kind of drives me crazy. Maybe it’s the label. When I was in school, I was mainstreamed. It … Continue reading

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