Parenting Disabled: An Exercise in Confidence and Creativity

Alex with her husband and two children, sitting on a deadwood log at the beach

by Alex Wegman My Instagram inbox is full of messages from disabled people who are somewhere on the spectrum of awaiting or seeking parenthood, and they are terrified. They know it’s something they want, but have been told overtly and subtly that they’re not cut out for it. They’ve absorbed the narrative that disability precludes … Continue reading Parenting Disabled: An Exercise in Confidence and Creativity

Housing: The Primary Struggle of my Disability

By Anomie Fatale Home is where the heart is. It’s also where home care is managed and all essential activities of daily living occur for most people with disabilities. Things needed for a stable home environment are accessibility, stability, and function. Any living environment must be set up so that a disabled person has access … Continue reading Housing: The Primary Struggle of my Disability

Working with Dolphins: A (W)Holistic Path to Career Discovery

Josie Badger in graduation cap and gown.

As a child I remember playing make-believe, pretending that I was a teacher, a doctor, a veterinarian, a marine biologist, a secretary. I would imagine what it would be like as an adult in one of these careers. I imagined myself swimming with the dolphins with a whistle, teaching them how to jump and spin, … Continue reading Working with Dolphins: A (W)Holistic Path to Career Discovery

Ms. Grishman or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Disability

Hi. My name is Alisa Grishman. I’m 37 years old, I’m disabled, and I love it. Giving you a moment here to digest that… My disability is as beautiful to me as my storm cloud-grey eyes and my tattoos, and just as how I get annoyed at my hair for being frizzy or notice the … Continue reading Ms. Grishman or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Disability