About Tiffiny Carlson

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.

May 2015

Revisiting the Ballet

By | May 7th, 2015|

It seems almost every girl who breaks her neck or back has a sad story about how she used to love to dance. Well, I [...]

A Sixth Digit Worn Like a Ring — Brilliant!

By | May 1st, 2015|

In March, Josh Smith, a recently paralyzed engineer, launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for the Sixth Digit, one of the smartest products I've ever seen [...]

SCI Life: May 2015

By | May 1st, 2015|

“I couldn’t believe that guys with similar injuries as mine were bodybuilding. It was a life-changing moment.”

April 2015

The Alivia: Possibly the Perfect Wheelchair Bag

By | April 25th, 2015|

The Alivia Bag by Wildflower NYC is one of the classiest, most well-designed bags yet to be made for a wheelchair user, and after being [...]

Quads and Achingly Perfect Straight Pant Seams

By | April 15th, 2015|

Even the model sporting these Izzy Camilerri Adaptive Clothing pants has fantastically straight pant seams. There are a lot of strange things that [...]

America’s Freedom Sailor to Build Accessible Tall Ship

By | April 10th, 2015|

Boats are notoriously unfriendly to wheelchairs, and let's be honest — "accessible boats" are never really that great. This is why America's Freedom Sailor, a [...]

Customized “Pimp Your Chair” Service Debuts

By | April 1st, 2015|

You, too, could have zebra stripes decorating your bright purple ride! Ever since I first saw the chromed bling on Colours manual wheelchairs, [...]

SCI Life: April 2015

By | April 1st, 2015|

"There are so many things I can't do for myself, but because makeup is so personal, it makes me feel like I'm still me."

March 2015

Helloooo … I’m right here. … Stop being rude!

By | March 24th, 2015|

Check out United Spinal's Disability Etiquette booklet for more tips on how to not be rude. It's a strange, strange world when it [...]

Why You Should be Playing Second Life

By | March 16th, 2015|

This could be you, if you want it to be, in your Second Life. Years ago I wrote a blog post that didn't [...]

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