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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.

A Look Back on 2014

A Look Back on 2014

I’ve never really been a New Year’s resolution type of person. I wouldn’t be able to follow through with it anyways I figure, so why bother. I never do. But I do like to look back on my year just like the news, with all of the most noteworthy news clips from the year strewn […]

Chelsey Jay Reynolds: Embrace, Don't Exclude

Chelsey Jay Reynolds: Embrace, Don’t Exclude

Chelsey Jay Reynolds, a 23 year old fashion model from the United Kingdom, is on a mission to change her industry. She’s off to a good start as her PSA, “Embrace, Don’t Exclude,” has over 70,000 hits. Check it out:   “Sometimes in life shi**y little things can happen to you. You just got to […]

Jason Roy

SCI Life: January 2015

Jason Roy, an incomplete C5 quad, has lived a life full of parallels. A former city of Houston police officer paralyzed in a car chase in 2011, he has seen both sides of life — with and without a spinal cord injury.

Thanks to FeedthePig, I'm Going to Hawaii

Thanks to FeedthePig, I’m Going to Hawaii

Is it possible to dream big, go somewhere awesome or buy something awesome, even when you’re on a limited budget? After years of wishing but never doing, I’m finally going to dream big — and I’m going to go to Hawaii. I know. It doesn’t sound too crazy, but for me, a C6 quad who […]

Two Websites to Help the Search for an Accessible Home

Two Websites to Help the Search for an Accessible Home

All wheelchair users know searching for an accessible home is not easy. Sometimes we can get lucky searching on mainstream real estate sites like Zillow or Trulia, but it’s rare to find “wheelchair accessible” properties on these sites — and this probably is not going to change any time soon. Fortunately there are two websites […]

Gripability

SCI Life: December 2014

Drag Racer Marcus Culvert; grip assistance device; wind-powered beach buggy for wheelers.

My Favorite Adapted Baking Tools

My Favorite Adapted Baking Tools

I love to bake, but holy cow do my hands fight me! I don’t let this stop me, though. Fresh baked cookies, pineapple upside-down cake, rhubarb crisp … with adapted baking tools, I can make it all. Instead of using an oven, I use a countertop toaster oven for all my baking needs. Having the […]

The Project Walk Diaries — Old Frustrations Arise

The Project Walk Diaries — Old Frustrations Arise

Since I’ve been paralyzed for such a long time, I sometimes wonder if I’ve forgotten how to move my legs and maybe that’s what my problem is. This is the kind of crazy stuff that people who are paralyzed for a long time will think about. “Maybe I just need to try a bit harder,” […]

The Project Walk Diaries — It Feels So Good

The Project Walk Diaries — It Feels So Good

This week I went for my second hands-on experience at Project Walk and my first official appointment. No more assessments, this was the real deal, a standard two hour appointment. After my assessment last week, they told me to check my skin to make sure I didn’t injure it in any way. Good thing they […]

In Case You Missed It: Media

In Case You Missed It: Media

For each product category in the Consumer Guide, we’ve collected a handful of items that appeared in NM in 2014. In some cases the original article is longer, so we’ve provided the link, in case you’d like to look up more information: Weirwolf — My Story by David Weir (January) David Weir is one of […]