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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The handicap symbol, an outline of a person in a wheelchair.
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

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

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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US Productivity versus Real Wages
Intersectional IssuesPersonal Stories

The Price of Productivity

I am disabled. I cannot tell you exactly why I am disabled. I also cannot tell you exactly what it means that I am disabled. I can describe what disables me – how my joints do not work correctly, how I am in pain without cause every day, how I …

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