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Karen Tamley: Advocrat, Wife, Mother

Karen Tamley: Advocrat, Wife, Mother

A high-powered advocrat, Karen Tamley has built a rich family life and a unique version of the American dream.

Tim Gilmer

Where does NM Stand?

In recent weeks New Mobility has received a handful of letters from readers complaining about what they perceive as liberal bias in the magazine. Two specific stories — one major and one not, both of which appeared in our February issue — were cited as evidence of these claims. One reader disliked our February cover […]

Sex. Do you still enjoy it?

Sex. Do you still enjoy it?

When I was paralyzed, the last thing on my mind was whether or not I’d enjoy sex. Now it’s 20 years later and it’s a much different scenario. I’m 33, and yes, I have sex. Openly saying this however isn’t always easy. People can be ridiculously prying. They all want to know the same thing […]

All in the Family: Dealing With Dysfunction

All in the Family: Dealing With Dysfunction

Think of a family as a mobile hanging from the ceiling. Moving one of the hanging objects sets all the others in motion. Onset of disability can set every family member careening off on a different trajectory. While it’s a cliché to say that disability happens to an entire family, its impact can be enormous, […]

10 Things You Never Expected to Read (But Will Be Glad You Did)

10 Things You Never Expected to Read (But Will Be Glad You Did)

New Mobility’s yearly “Sex, Wheels and Relationships” issue turned 18 this February with the topic of same-sex marriage in “Here Comes the Bride … and Bride” by longtime managing editor Josie Byzek. To celebrate our coming of age, we re-read 56 taboo-breaking articles that have helped define the magazine since 1996. Has anything changed over […]

It may have taken a little while, but Gary Karp — shown here with his wife — figured out how to embrace sexuality as a para.

What Great Sex Really Is: A Journey from Teenage Paralysis

Come on Already! A frustrated 18-year-old boy screams from the far reaches of my psyche. The poor kid. Paralyzed in 1973. Still a virgin. And I was so ready. If you’ve never been an adolescent boy, you have no idea how overriding the anticipation of that first time can be. And I’d been rehearsing for […]

Sex, Wheels & Relationships

Sex, Wheels & Relationships

Here Comes the Bride … and Bride

Tim Gilmer

Gift from Heaven

Throughout our childhood in a small California farm town, my brother Mikey, four years older and my only sibling, was super-protective of me, but at times my worst tormentor. Brothers can be that way, especially early in life — bound by love, yet often at war. In high school his attention turned to pretty women […]

Sex Surrogacy and Disability on the Silver Screen

Sex Surrogacy and Disability on the Silver Screen

Did you know this groundbreaking indie film is out on DVD?

Dad and Daughter: Epic Road Trip

Dad and Daughter: Epic Road Trip

I was able to relive one of my favorite childhood memories when I took my daughter Sarah and my service dog Schatzie on a 21-day, 3,000-mile road trip from California to Colorado.