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Crip Buzz: February 2015

Crip Buzz: February 2015

The Best of Disability Blogs and Banter Do I Do Sports? Do I! I went to the local grocery and a woman sparked up a conversation with me, and asked me if I did any sports. Just to be different I said no, I am too old and broken for that. She says to me, […]

Do We Need Day of Acceptance?

Do We Need Day of Acceptance?

I was a bit mystified recently when I bumped into the International Day of Acceptance, which this year was Jan. 20. I’d never heard of it before (it began in 2010), and wondered how one day could possibly do any good for a disability community that fights for acceptance on every level, from personal to […]

On "NCIS: New Orleans," Wheeler is for Real

On “NCIS: New Orleans,” Wheeler is for Real

Is he or isn’t he? Is the wheeler character named Patton Plame on “NCIS: New Orleans” disabled or just another Hollywood faker? These days I’m so cynical I assume any actor sitting in a wheelchair is a “pretender,” but in the case of Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, I was very wrong. Mitchell was a successful actor […]

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 […]

Person of the Year: Jason DaSilva

Person of the Year: Jason DaSilva

When successful documentary filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with MS at the age of 25, everything changed — except his desire to make films.

Crip Buzz: January 2015

Crip Buzz: January 2015

In her viral Youtube parody of “All About That Bass,” Heather Schouten sings, “Yeah it’s pretty clear, these legs don’t work no more, but I can roll it, roll, swiftly across that floor.”

Dems to Tammy Duckworth: No Accommodation

Dems to Tammy Duckworth: No Accommodation

Tammy Duckworth — congresswoman, double amputee, Iraq war veteran, mother-to-be — recently asked her Democratic boss in Congress to accommodate her. It seems that Duckworth’s doctor advised her not to travel during the last weeks of her high-risk pregnancy, and she wanted to cast her vote in the elections for House Democratic Caucus leadership and […]

Celebrating 25 Years of New Mobility

Celebrating 25 Years of New Mobility

Readers share how New Mobility changed their lives.

Deborah Mellen says this photo represents all the joy she experiences in life. Photo by Ginny Dixon

Crip Buzz: December 2014

Raw Beauty is an exhibit of photos featuring 20 women living with disabilities that was unveiled on Sept. 20 at the ACA Galleries in New York City.

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 […]

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