Just as the morning sun hit the window, I awoke to a true nightmare: thousands of black ants crawling all over my body.
All this new mainstream media interest in disability is a heartening sign that we are becoming more visible.
"If you are a male in a wheelchair, how can you project a manly image in such an overly masculine world?”
All over the world, the nondisabled public tends to see a person in a wheelchair as one of life’s losers, the unfortunate butt of a cosmic joke. It’s that weak smile of acknowledgement you get in the elevator which means, “There but for the grace of God go I.” That person exits the elevator feeling like a winner just by encountering you!
The Ruderman Foundation is taking the lead in advocating for people with disabilities on the national stage.
Nothing can ruin a holiday affair faster than when the guy in the chair, slurring his words, falls over backwards into the onion dip.
It’s famously rare for wheelchair-using characters to be played by wheelchair-using actors on screens big and small, yet Darryl “Chill” Mitchell has no problem getting roles. What’s his secret?
Crip-based words should become part of a new, specialized vocabulary, a grab bag of peppy euphemisms for all occasions.
Thirteen contestants, 13 weeks, one finally named ‘America’s Wheelchair Celebrity.’ Sounds exciting, no?