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5 Key Ways You Can Be The Best Parent Advocate For Your Special Needs Child

Trust your instincts. You are the expert when it comes to your child. Don’t be afraid to speak up, to stand your ground, to share what works at and Read...
Lisa Aro    |   08.14.17   |   SHARE
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Dating With An Invisible Illness Helped Me Learn To Love My Body

I was so busy making sure that I had a handle on my pain that I didn’t have any extra energy to even consider dating. Pain has a way of narrowing one Read...
Nina Biagini    |   08.7.17   |   SHARE
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Generations, Disabled AND IN POVERTY: A Response To The Washington Post

Disabled people are being killed slowly by a system that does not value us and we live in fear of things becoming even worse under Trump. Read...
Katie Tastrom    |   06.5.17   |   SHARE
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The Maddening Difficulties Of Going On Mental Health Disability

I first went on disability when I lived in Rochester, New York. My therapist and psychiatrist had Read...
Elis de Guerre    |   05.22.17   |   SHARE
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"I no longer get a sense of pride from being and proclaiming to be busy, and I don’t take part in pro-burnout culture talk with others."

I Have OCPD: Here's Why You've Probably Never Heard Of It Before

I thought that my drive to perfectionism was warranted and desirable. "I am just doing what I have to do" — that's the mantra I used to motivate Read...
Nadia Schmidtke    |   05.22.17   |   SHARE
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Looking For New Ways To Practice Self-Care? Dance It Out!

Self-care can be a lot of things. Sometimes it is a purely psychological journey, other times physical, and then sometimes even indulgence in Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   04.28.17   |   SHARE
 “It helps me in ways that have enabled me to grow as a parent, in all honesty. Cannabis guides me to this calm, present state of mind."

Can Pot Make You A Better Parent? A Discussion With Parents Who Use Cannabis

“It helps me in ways that have enabled me to grow as a parent, in all honesty. Cannabis guides me to this calm, present state of mind." Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   04.19.17   |   SHARE
" The future of ending rape culture is intersectional and inclusive. There’s no other way forward."

We Need To Remember Disability When We Talk About Sexual Assault

In the aftermath of my rape, I became an activist for ending rape culture. And I quickly found that even in feminist circles, disability was often Read...
Alaina Leary    |   04.18.17   |   SHARE
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