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.
Fashionistas who use wheelchairs have been forever wishing to take over the runway during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York and it finally happened earlier this month — and we have the Italian designer FTL Moda to thank. In its “Loving You” show, FTL Moda and famed designer Antonio Urzi decided to pair some of […]
You may not have heard of Shannon DeVido yet, but you’re about to. The 32 year old from Philadelphia with spinal muscular atrophy just landed one of the biggest roles for a person with a disability to get in a long time — a part in Amy Poehler’s latest project “Difficult People.” In “Difficult People,” […]
If you’ve been following my blog series the Project Walk Diaries, you know I’ve been fortunate to be part of Project Walk‘s Ambassador Program at the new Minneapolis location; an opportunity this old rusty quad has been head over wheels about (sorry couldn’t help it, ha). I have been able to go once a week […]
With love in the air and Valentine’s Day near, you might need some inspiration to choose wheelchair-friendly activities. Check out my suggestions below: 1. Cooking Together to Stay Together Cooking together is one of those simple activities you can’t go wrong with. Plus you get a prize at the end — a tasty meal. Have […]
Athlete Trish Downing quickly learned that SCI doesn’t touch the desire to be active and compete.
When you do enough activity-based therapy, you hope something spectacular will happen — you’ll slowly see some below injury movement, or maybe regain some sensation. While doctors say this is rubbish, many people claim otherwise. I never expected much. When I first started attending Project Walk a few months ago, I definitely didn’t expect anything […]
There is a great new video showing how to get a good workout at any gym in any city regardless of your wheelchair or disability. The 16-minute-long video, “Disability Gym Workout” is produced by the Active Hands Company, maker of the grip-aids for quadriplegics, and it’s narrated by Rob Smith, a fellow wheelchair-user. Here are […]
Over my years of being paralyzed, there has been one elusive product I, or the companies making them, have never seemed to get right — the wheelchair cup holder. That’s right, the seemingly simple accessory used to carry our drinks while on a roll. I have been trying to find “the one;” the perfect cup […]
When going to an activity-based therapy clinic like Project Walk Twin-Cities, which I’ve had the fortune of going to these past couple of months, it’s easy to get caught up in the prospect of getting below-injury movement back … ya know, walkin’. But you don’t hear a lot about people working on what they already […]
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 […]