Digital Archive 2018 2018-02-01T10:39:26+00:00

February 2018

Sex, wheels and relationships for wheelchair users, sex toys for disabled, hurricane recovery for disabled, Christiaan Otter Bailey

SEX, WHEELS & RELATIONSHIPS
Regan Linton profiles four couples we love, who speak candidly about their relationships in and out of the bedroom. An excerpt from Ben Mattlin’s new book digs into the dynamics of “inter-abled” relationships, Veronica Skye shares an intimate look at how she hid her colostomy from people she dated for half her life before finally opening up about it, and Mitch Tepper has fun checking out the latest in adaptive sex toys.

HURRICANE RECOVERY
The 2017 hurricane season upended hundreds of thousands of lives. Cindy Otis reports on United Spinal’s relief efforts for those with disabilities.

AN OTTER’S LIFE
Curious about Christiaan “Otter” Bailey’s nickname? The humanitarian work of the world-class adaptive surfer/skater may be an even better story. By Seth McBride.

ARTIST RETREATS
If you’re looking to find your artistic inspiration in a peaceful setting, Mark Braunstein may have the answer for you (and its free!).

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January 2018

New Mobility people of the year Alex Elegudin and Yannick Benjamin, artist Richard Bell, Ogo and Segway, disability and adoption

PEOPLE OF THE YEAR
Alex Elegudin and Yannick Benjamin met in rehab 15 years ago and forged a bond over a commitment to improve support systems for people with SCI. With innovative programs and services, their nonprofit, Wheeling Forward, has done just that for thousands. Seth McBride shows how their distinct styles complement each other and how their selfless approach has built a tight-knit New York community.

A PASSION FOR ART
Richard Bell didn’t discover his passion for art until after his SCI, and Jenni Gold reports he is not wasting any time making the most of it.

THE OGO IS HERE
Fast, responsive, fun — and a little dangerous. Bob Vogel checks out the Ogo and other Segway modifications offering wheelers new mobility options.

THE ADOPTION OPTION
Brigham Fordham shares the highs and lows of going through the adoption process twice, and why you shouldn’t let a spinal cord injury stop you.

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