December 2016

How My Siblings Helped Me Adapt to Becoming Paralyzed

By | December 1st, 2016|

When their sister became paralyzed, her five siblings rallied to her side with support, wisecracks and unconditional love.

Holiday Party Do’s and Don’ts

By | December 1st, 2016|

Nothing can ruin a holiday affair faster than when the guy in the chair, slurring his words, falls over backwards into the onion dip.

November 2016

Sisters’ Blog Documents ‘Jerks and Perks’ on “The Disabled Life”

By | November 16th, 2016|

Who says using a wheelchair can't be funny? Not the Oddi girls, or their popular Tumblr blog, “The Disabled Life.”

October 2016

Adventures in Paris and Rome

By | October 3rd, 2016|

After smashing their piggy banks, Nancy Xia and her parents toured Paris and Rome, where the natives were always ready to give a hand.

Ervin: Of Movie Scripts and Butt Wiping

By | October 3rd, 2016|

Polite society is much more comfortable publicly discussing how to help cripples die.

September 2016

Raising a Ruckus: Crip This!

By | September 1st, 2016|

Crip-based words should become part of a new, specialized vocabulary, a grab bag of peppy euphemisms for all occasions.

August 2016

7 Hard-Core Parking Abuse Strategies

By | August 18th, 2016|

What will it take to get nondisabled drivers to stop parking in accessible spots? Here are seven hard-core parking abuse strategies wheelchair users have employed [...]

Ervin: Managed Care Mobility Device Replacement

By | August 1st, 2016|

They call it the Seduction wheelchair. Apparently if a guy drives it down the street, women throw themselves at him. They can’t resist.

July 2016

Look Up from Your Phones, Walkers

By | July 6th, 2016|

I’ve had it with people so engrossed with their phones that they almost bang into me!

Wheelchair Celebrity Boot Camp

By | July 1st, 2016|

Thirteen contestants, 13 weeks, one finally named ‘America’s Wheelchair Celebrity.’ Sounds exciting, no?

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