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Disability buzz, travel, fashion and dating — Tiffiny Carlson writes about these fun things that amp up everyday wheeling life. Carlson is a freelance writer and pens both the “SCI Life” column and "Spin 2.0" blog for New Mobility. She's also a C6 quad from a diving accident that occurred when she was 14 years old. A lifelong resident of Minneapolis, Tiffiny has been a writer in the disability community for over 10 years and writes for several publications and blogs, as well as her personal blog BeautyAbility. Her work has also appeared in mainstream publications such as Nerve.com and Playgirl.

Ms. Wheelchair NY Demands More Accessible Housing

Ms. Wheelchair NY Demands More Accessible Housing

Andrea Dalzell, 27, is the new Ms. Wheelchair New York 2015. Her platform is two-fold — promote activities for people with spinal cord injuries and improve the amount of accessible housing in New York. The latter is especially near and dear to her heart. “It deeply disturbs me that more and more young people with […]

21 Years Post-Injury, Finally Checking Out Project Walk

21 Years Post-Injury, Finally Checking Out Project Walk

As a quadriplegic who’s very used to being paralyzed, I never really had a fervent desire to go to a place like Project Walk. However an opportunity has come about for me to finally try one of these “paralysis recovery centers.” Project Walk, one of the first to administer this type of therapy, just opened […]

Two Wheelchair RV Blogs

Two Wheelchair RV Blogs

Ever dreamed of dropping everything you do, packing up an RV and just going on a long road trip? Read on to learn more about two bloggers living the wheelchair RV lifestyle. Rolling in a RV “Rolling in a RV” was started by Karen, a woman who was injured as a result of a hot […]

“You’re still alive and the body is just a vehicle for the expression of your soul, no matter what form or shape it is in.”

SCI Life: October 2014

Yoga Teacher Mary-Jo Fetterly; Universal Design; Winter Clothing

Jarrett Martin: Paralyzed Skydiver Base Jumps Again

Jarrett Martin: Paralyzed Skydiver Base Jumps Again

Skydiving is a family business in the Martin family. Jarrett Martin, now 24 years old, worked at his family’s Skydive business in Washington state as a kid — both his dad and grandfather were skydivers. When he was just 10 years old he went on his first skydive and when he was 14 years old […]

Starla Hilliard-Barnes' Playground Project

Starla Hilliard-Barnes’ Playground Project

If you saw her perched atop a horse or in her four-by-four vehicle, you would never know Starla Hilliard-Barnes was paralyzed. A T4 paraplegic whose vertebrae from the T2 level to T8 was completely crushed in a hit and run motorcycle accident in 2009, Hilliard-Barnes has only been a wheelchair-user for five years. But if […]

Smiling-happy-wheelchair-battery

5 Ultimate Wheelchair Battery Care Tips

A power wheelchair is nothing without its batteries, as we know all too well. Most power chairs have two large batteries that require nightly charging while we’re sleeping, which by the way is the most practical way to go about getting our charge in for all of you noobs out there. There are a lot […]

SCI Life: September 2014

SCI Life: September 2014

Roman Castillo: The Drummer Inside Won’t Quit; High Fashion for the Seated Form; Hand-Free Phoning

6 Safety Products Every Wheeler Should Have

6 Safety Products Every Wheeler Should Have

When you use a wheelchair, you’re considered more vulnerable than the average person, and there are people who will take advantage of you. This is exactly why you must always think about safety — you never know who may view you as an easy mark. Here are some products to help you stay safe: 1. […]

5 Tips for an Awesome Accessible Camping Trip

5 Tips for an Awesome Accessible Camping Trip

Accessible camping is fun, relaxing and surprising doable. For those of you who have never done it before, here are my tips on how to be a happy camper: 1. Call ahead to reserve an accessible site There’s nothing worse than showing up at a campground, not getting the site you need and driving home […]