Philip Simmons outlived the sense that his ALS was unusual. “We live in bodies, after all,” he wrote. “And it is the nature of bodies, soon or late, to fail. Even the healthiest of us is, as the poet William Butler Yeats says, ‘fastened to a dying animal.’”
Perhaps there was something about the closing of a millennium that led New Mobility to reflect on our bodies, our autonomy and disability’s place in our culture.
Flying with a wheelchair; Pazzo Pazzo; Colostomy
Here is my troubled body, dreaming myself into life: a guttering candle in a mound of melted wax, or a bruised pear, ripe beyond palatability, ready for …
The jury is responding not only to my words, but also to my visible persona — to the tiny woman in a wheelchair …
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In the early post-ADA years, we faced a dilemma: how to advocate for inclusion while proving our individuality.
Functional return, “wheelchair bound,” models on wheels.
Anger, hope, determination, optimism — New Mobility had it all.