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A Day in the Life of Four Wheelers

A Day in the Life of Four Wheelers

Ever wonder how other wheelchair users organize their days? We asked four wheelers to let us tag along with them for one day.

A Nose for Hospitality

A Nose for Hospitality

For sommelier and para Yannick Benjamin, nothing is better than bringing people together over a great bottle of wine.

Letter to a Mother

Letter to a Mother

Laurita Tellado was asked a heart-rending question, “How can I ensure I won’t have a baby with your disability?”

SCI Life: September 2015

SCI Life: September 2015

Kevin Saunders, a Paralympian who has done way more than just compete, is passionate about many things,

Dating (and Marrying) Another Wheelchair User

Dating (and Marrying) Another Wheelchair User

When you use a wheelchair, dating presents its own series of problems. I have heard everything from “It’s such a shame, you’re so pretty” to ” I don’t want to take care of you.” Well! Who asked you to? I may be paralyzed, but I’m independent. *** My rare conditions have stumped doctors since 2003. […]

Fashionista Jillian Mercado Signs on with IMG Models

Fashionista Jillian Mercado Signs on with IMG Models

Jillian Mercado, the New Yorker model with muscular dystrophy who burst onto the international fashion scene after a Diesel advertising campaign in 2014, has inked an exclusive contract with the prestigious modeling agency IMG Models. “I goddamn love my body, a lot,” she said in a recent interview with Vivala. “I love it so much […]

The Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act is Introduced

The Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act is Introduced

Eleanor Smith’ 30-plus years of advocacy for Visitability in new homes is paying off as Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) introduced the Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act on July 28. Per Visitability guidelines, the bill would require every new home financed or funded by the federal government to include a zero-step entrance, wheelchair accessible doorways […]

I Love G-loves Wheelchair Gloves

I Love G-loves Wheelchair Gloves

G-loves. No, that is not a typo. It is the name of my new favorite accessory. G-loves. They’re stylized gloves on crack. Technically for weight lifters, they’re designed with padding on the palms to keep women from getting calluses on their hands when lifting weights, which means they work great for wheelchair pushing. One of […]

AbleThrive.com Launches to Curate Disability Content

AbleThrive.com Launches to Curate Disability Content

After over a year of planning, prototyping, and relationship building with members of the disability community all over the world, AbleThrive.com has released its first website. AbleThrive is the brainchild of Brittany (Martin) Déjean, the co-founder of the popular SCI video-sharing site Spinalpedia.com. “The more time I spent online looking for disability resources and the […]

Adaptive Outdoor Adventure Sports

Adaptive Outdoor Adventure Sports

Safe thrills from aerial gliding to ziplining.

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