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Power Dressing

Power Dressing

The jury is responding not only to my words, but also to my visible persona — to the tiny woman in a wheelchair …

 Vote For Your Favorite Cover

Vote For Your Favorite Cover

Vote each month on your favorite cover from the featured time period.

NM Turns 25: Identity and Inclusion, 1993-1996

NM Turns 25: Identity and Inclusion, 1993-1996

In the early post-ADA years, we faced a dilemma: how to advocate for inclusion while proving our individuality.

Letters: May 2014

Letters: May 2014

Functional return, “wheelchair bound,” models on wheels.

Full Circle

Full Circle

What a difference 25 years makes.

NM Turns 25: A Look at the Seminal Years, 1989-1992

NM Turns 25: A Look at the Seminal Years, 1989-1992

Anger, hope, determination, optimism — New Mobility had it all.

Letters: April 2014

Relationships, cruising Alaska, retirement planning, humor, bus protest

Space Reserved – Manic-Depressive Only

There’s this guy in his late-model gray Mercedes parked in the Accessible Parking Space. He doesn’t have a sticker or anything, he’s just in a hurry. So what I do is pull in right behind him, blocking his way out.

Although more and more airports worldwide have jetways, sometimes being carried is the only way on or off the plane, as seen in this photo from Argentina.

Step-by-Step Air Travel for Manual Wheelchair Users

When traveling in a manual wheelchair, ideally it is most convenient to have someone drop you off at an airport or use an airport shuttle service such as Super Shuttle. The next best option may be to take some form of public transportation, but then you’re responsible for transporting your own luggage. Lastly, you may […]

Radio Kaos

Radio Kaos

For those safe in front of their televisions, the Ayatollah Khomeini’s June 1989 funeral was surreal theatre, the inflamed masses jumping and hitting themselves in the head, the trampling of zealots into martyrs. For most Americans …