FeminismHealthcare IndustryPersonal StoriesUncategorized

At My Beginning….

I was born in a small town hospital where my mother was born, and where my Grandmother and Great Grandmother had been born just a few miles away. There had been no noticeable problems in my mother’s pregnancy. She was 20 when I was born and was very healthy. Dad …

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AbleismFeminismPersonal StoriesUncategorized

Different Strokes for Different Folks

I was born disabled, which means I’ve been dealing with my unresponsive body for over 19 years. When I was younger I hated my body, and myself; I thought I was this useless, broken burden who would never amount to anything. I was a quiet, shy little disabled girl who …

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Personal StoriesTechnology

Getting to know you…(and me)

Hi, and welcome to my first post. I will gradually get to know you, (I hope), and you will get to know me. First off, as my esteemed peers have all done so eloquently and so beautifully, let me start the ball rolling… I went through a doorway the day …

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Personal Stories

Thanks! {and why am I here?}

No, I’m not having an existential crisis. I am new here and this is my obligatory first post. And first posts can be awkward. I recently was invited to join the Skeptability team, so here I am. And I figured with the first post, I’d just tell you a little …

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AccessibilityPersonal StoriesTechnology

The Blind Technologist

Hi, my name is Chris but some people know me as Gonz Blinko. I am an alcoholic and drug addict, no, stop, wrong meeting. I am a career software engineer and manager thereof, I’ve been making software since I was eleven years old back in 1971. I grew up with …

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Personal Stories

PLEASED TO MEET YOU

Hi, I am tickled and honored to be a participant in this blog. My name is Traci and I am a 55 yr old woman with the congenital birth defect of Spina Bifida. Now that alone doesn’t really say much about me. It is a mere fact of my life, …

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Personal Stories

Commuting on Crutches: By way of introduction

I’m on crutches for the second time this year—the third time since August (or “this academic year,” for those of you who, like me, live on that calendar). My condition is temporarily disabling, but it does currently limit my mobility and my access to places I want to visit. I …

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Intersectional IssuesPersonal Stories

Life Changes and an Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Caleb and I’m very excited to be part of the start-up team of writers for Skeptability!  I’ll say right off the bat that this is a really hectic time for me. I recently graduated college (as in earlier this week) and am about to move …

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Personal Stories

Sarah’s Disability Story

This post originally appeared on Skepchick. Disability. It’s one of those big, scary words that you think you know the meaning to. It’s one of those things that happens to other people, but not you. Well, until it does. My disability isn’t an obvious one. I’m not in a wheelchair, …

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Personal Stories

Who is This Fantastic Spastic?-The Cerebral Palsy Chick.

Hello everyone. I’m so excited to be entering into this writing venture with all of you. I’m a 19-year-old Australian, university student with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy, and I subscribe to the social model of disability. Now that all the boring things are out of the way, you may be …

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