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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here Comes the Bride … and Bride
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 […]
Did you know this groundbreaking indie film is out on DVD?
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.