Tag Archives: inclusion

Just One of the Crowd

Most of the time when I go places, I stand out. People notice me. Not by choice, just by circumstance. Because my situation is different than most, accommodations are required routinely in my day to day life. I have to … Continue reading

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There is a Difference

I’ve heard that many people do lots of cleaning in the spring.  I, on the other hand, only clean my office when I can’t stand the clutter anymore.  Such was the case a few weeks ago.  As I was reorganizing … Continue reading

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What Inspiration Porn Isn’t

Do you want to know my definition of a pet peeve?  It’s pretty simple.  A pet peeve is something annoying that people do that is totally unnecessary, in my opinion. There are several that get under my skin.  People who … Continue reading

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Right On, Target!

https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/priceless-target-ad-goes-viral-for-all-the-right-184054339.html Target’s latest ad for Halloween features a little girl on crutches front and center on the page, dressed as Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen.” To me, this is inclusion at it’s finest.  Nobody is highlighting her disability, instead, it is … Continue reading

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Simply the Frame

Like many others, my college years were a challenging time for me.  I struggled often in my pursuit to figure out who I was and how that was different from the perceptions of society.  It was late one night during … Continue reading

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No Middle Man Needed

I almost didn’t do it.  The nerves in my stomach had generated an icy chill that was working its way from my gut to my heart and into my throat.  On this otherwise balmy spring day, I was freezing. It … 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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