disability

When I read, I imagined the characters gathered together in that backyard.

A Magic All My Own

Don’t you all see how fun this is? I wanted to cry out. Instead, I whispered, “Yeah, b-b-books are weird,” and hid Junie B. Jones in my backpack. My Read...
Rachel Hoge    |   03.7.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
"I don’t view my mental illness as something that gets in the way of a happy or meaningful future, but rather a practical reality of the life I live and plan to continue living."

I Don't Need To "Cure" My Chronic Mental Illness To Be Happy

I’ve been mentally ill pretty much my whole entire life, and it isn’t something I see going away any time soon. I don’t see that as an inherently bad Read...
Jenni Berrett    |   03.1.17   |   SHARE
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This is the time to fight, to hold the line, to preserve our humanity and protect our bodies — all of our bodies. (Image: Flickr/ mumography)

Having A Body In Donald’s America 

It’s a dangerous and challenging time for many of us to have a body in the United States. There are things we can do to not only love our bodies but Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   02.28.17   |   SHARE
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The Danger Of DeVos

Having a program to support you does not mean everything gets fixed right away. Nothing is ever that easy when you have a disability or chronic Read...
Erynn Porter    |   02.6.17   |   SHARE
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It's OK To Be "Just OK" With Your Body

I have dyspraxia, which means that I’m terribly clumsy. Where other people fetch a glass without even paying the action any notice, I have to think Read...
Olga Mecking    |   01.20.17   |   SHARE
People with disabilities are one of the largest minority groups and one that gets easily overlooked

Why Trump’s Inauguration Is Personal For Some People With Disabilities

To the man taking the wheel in this country: as a person with a disability, I feel like I’m nothing and THAT terrifies me. Read...
Kimmie Jones    |   01.19.17   |   SHARE
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Ditching The R Word Forever; You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”Sure… that’s a time-tested maxim, but it’s also kind of a steaming load of crap. This Read...
Kimmie Jones    |   10.28.16   |   SHARE
Bodies
"Hearing that you are pretty 'for someone in a wheelchair' is a compliment that leaves a bad aftertaste." Image: Thinkstock

Feeling Body-Positive When You Have A Disability

When you hear the buzzwords “body shame” or “body positivity,” it's common to think those phrases only apply to those who have a little extra junk in Read...
Kimmie Jones    |   08.22.16   |   SHARE
Bodies