Posts Tagged ‘ disability ’

Lifeless life


Should a person be subject to society’s rules and regulations when it comes to ending his completely dependent, excruciating life that has no hope of getting better?
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Perfect, not

disabled girl

It’s 2011 and yet we don’t seem to have gotten out of the rut that discriminates against disabled women. I’m not hopeful things will change for the better any time soon. Are you?
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Living with Disabilities — the conclusion

Walk in shoes

When I started researching my discomfort with disabilities, my approach was laden with assumptions, stereotypes and prejudices. As I waded through texts on disability studies, I began to realize the complexity and depth of the issues involved. But it was meeting and talking with people that brought the issues to life. Books analyzed the…
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Living with Disabilities — Part 4

apples and oranges

Now that you’ve read Part1 — my difficulty dealing with the idea of having a disabled child (which really was about my issues with disabilities); Part 2 — Nancy’s journey of adapting to a life on a wheelchair; and Part 3 — Bette’s constant struggle with diabetes, here is a look at some other…
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Living with Disabilities — Part 3

diabetes prick

Read Part 1 and Part 2 before continuing this non-fiction account of these two women who showed me what it’s like to live a disabled life surrounded by “normal” people. —————— The “milder” disability Bette is a singer and songwriter, a registered nurse, a mother of three, and a music therapy student. She is…
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Living with Disabilities — Part 2


Read part 1 of this non-fiction account here, then get a cup of tea or coffee and cozy up with your preferred mobile or desktop device. This isn’t going to be one of those fast reads. ———- First Encounters The first time I saw Nancy standing was when I attended her physical therapy class….
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Living with Disabilities: Exploring the Self and the Other


Today, I share with you the introduction to a story I wrote in 2004 about two women disabled in very different ways … one a diabetic and the other a paralyzed stroke victim. Part 1 is not so much their story as mine…in the next three days, I will take you on their journeys…
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